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Robert (Lil Dre) Earl Grist, age 42

Robert (Lil Dre) Earl Grist went to be with Our Lord and Savior April 1, 2024. Robert was born March 12, 1982 to Mary Grist, and a few years later adopted by Linda Robinson in 1991. In 2021, Momma April took over the loving roll.

Lil Dre brought great joy to everyone’s life he came into contact with!

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, great-grandparents, Mom (Linda), Dad (Frank), Aunt Kay.

Lil Dre is survived by his mother Mary Grist; Momma April and David; siblings James (Karina) Wilson of Victoria, TX, Penny (CJ) Carpenter, of Searcy, AR, Daniel (Dre) Robinson of England, AR, William (CP) Patterson of Los Cruces, NM, Lawrence (L Dogg) Roberts of Little Rock, AR; nephew Tyler Wilson and niece Riley Wilson of Victoria, TX; nephew Andrew Whaley and niece Grace Carpenter of Searcy, AR; aunts and uncles Faye and Bo Wrobleski, Tommy and Debra Vance, Sally and Clay Henry, William and Phyllis Vance and Wayne Summerville; Cousins HIS BOYS Ricky and BJ Manning, Cindy, Joe, Jenny, Bud, Jr, Steph, Stephen, Heather, Kim, and Christina.

If you knew Robert, you know he loved his Dr. Pepper, Mc Donald’s, beer, WWE, and of course Texas.

A celebration of life for family only will be held at an undisclosed location at a later date.

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

1 Comment

  • Cindy Posted April 9, 2024 12:07 PM

    I love you so much Robert

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