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Debbie Darlene Reid, age 60

Debbie Darlene Reid, 60, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 9, 2024. She is survived by her loving husband, Marvin Reid, Jr., her 3 children, Andrea Hanks (Neal), Alex Reid (Sydney) and Ashley Clinton (Chris), her grandchildren Vincent Reid, Adelaide Clinton and Asa Reid, and her mother Rachel Hester. She was preceded in death by her father Bud Hester and Charles Mathis.

Debbie was the daughter of James “Bud” Hester and Rachel Hester. She was born on March 2, 1964 in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended school in Carlisle, Arkansas, where she was a lifelong resident. Debbie married the love of her life, Marvin, shortly after graduating and they have shared 41 years loving years of marriage together. She became a wonderful, selfless, and dedicated mother to their three children. Debbie’s energy and willingness to serve carried over to many other children of Carlisle, as well, through her tenure on the Carlisle School Board.  Debbie served in all capacities for several of her 28 years on the Board. She served as Secretary, then Vice President for the Chamber of Commerce. Debbie was also a member of the Zoning Committee. Debbie was a friend to many and loved her home town.

She attended Family Christian Fellowship in Hazen and enjoyed spending Sunday afternoons with her husband, children, and her grandchildren. Debbie loved cooking for her family and listening to music with them. They were her greatest treasures. Her life revolved around her soulmate, their three children, and their families. She always had a house full and she wouldn’t have had it any other way. Debbie’s selfless love extended to many more than her own. She touched many lives with her positive spirit and leaves a legacy of selfless love.

Family-hosted memorial services will be held Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Family Christian Fellowship (603 W. Washington St) in Hazen, Arkansas. Visitation will begin at 1:30pm and Celebration of Life at 2:30pm.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Glenn Carrell Posted April 13, 2024 8:25 AM

    Loved Debbie! She was a beautiful soul and will be missed by many. Praying for you guys during this time of sorrow. God Bless and Comfort.

  • Connie Beaty Posted April 14, 2024 1:12 AM

    Debbie I will miss you so very much. I have so many memories of us growing up together like sisters. Until we meet again. I love you

  • Bobbi Reader Posted April 14, 2024 10:45 PM

    Oh, Mrs Reid was always such a joy. I remember when I was a kid she would always give me a rise to school and never let me walk if she seen me. She made sure i had lunch money and was always very kind.
    She was a amazing person, and will be miss dearly.
    Loosing a parent is so hard, and words can’t describe the feeling and nothing you say can help heal the wounded.

    I promise things will get easier.

    Rest in peace you gorgeous soul.

  • Wanda sue pore Posted April 15, 2024 9:44 AM

    Debbie was loved by many. Praying for her family.

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