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Bungon Taksakulvith

January 21, 1960 — July 7, 2024

Bungon Taksakulvith

Bungon Taksakulvith, best known as "Maow", 64, of Jacksonville, Arkansas was born on January, 21, 1960 in Bangkok, Thailand to Samong Muengpun and Chou Keowngam. 

Maow was resilient, strong, smart, funny, and determined to always do her very best whether it was sewing jeans for Levi, working in her restaurants in Jacksonville and Little Rock, working at Maybelline and Remington, volunteering in nursing homes, and working as a caregiver at Jacksonville Care Center until she was diagnosed with liver cancer. 

Maow's favorite sayings were "I have 2 hands and 10 fingers, I can learn and work - take care of myself." Which always followed by a mischievous smile and 2 thumbs up. "I did it ALL BY MYSELF!" And she did, such as digging an 18 inch deep,12 x 20 foot pond in the backyard for her fish, all by herself! She had no fear and biggest best of hearts. I love you dearly, Maow! 

Maow passed away peacefully at her home at 2:15 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2024 after a long hard battle with biliary liver cancer. 

She was proceeded in death by her father, Samong Muengpun  and brother, Damrong Muengpun. She is survived by her husband, Greg McGee; sons Tepnemit Taksakulvith and March Taksakulvith; step-daughters Caitlin Graham (Andy), Erin McGee, Phoebe Chandler (Lindsay); mother Chou Keowngam; step-father Richard Radar (Margaret); half-sisters Darlene Haydon and Dina Shaddix (Lee); grandchildren Mallory & Kyla Taksakulvith, Gabriel Osbon, Oliver McGee, Vincent & Cole Chandler, Beckett, Maxwell, & Wyatt Graham; nieces and nephews Lisa Speights, PJ Haydon, Hannah Newcome and Zoe Norwood (Zach); sister-in-law Gina McGee; cousin Sie Eaton (Randy); great-niece Winnie Clementine Norwood; and extended host of family and friends. 

A visitation for Maow will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 9:00 AM at Smith Little Rock Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life to follow at 10:00 AM with Pastor Ryan Rush officiating. There will be a wake with a light lunch and cigars at the Pipe & Tobacco Shop following the service - you are invited! 

Memorial donations can be made in Maow's name to CARTI Foundation at

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