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Florence Ruth Pauly

February 20, 1936 — October 15, 2023

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Florence Ruth Pauly

Florence Ruth Pauly our beloved matriarch passed from this life into her eternal home on October 15, 2023.

She was born on February 20, 1936 in Newark, New Jersey to the late David and Florence Edwards.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Kertz; and second husband, Richard “Dick” Pauly.

Florence was lovingly given the nickname Sunshine. She also answered to the name mom, but her favorite to be called was grandma. Florence was always willing and enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. Whether it be chauffeuring them to medical appointments, sitting around the dining room table helping with homework, nursing them when they were home sick, and chasing one or two down the street when at too early of an age they decided they were running away. She enjoyed taking them to Childrens Theater, plays at Robinson Center, cheering them from the stands at their sporting events, and the many choir concerts, band concerts, and school events the children participated in. She was a constant in their lives and loved and cherished every minute of her time with them.

Florence was Catholic in faith. She made her church home at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville and was a past member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Little Rock. She loved to pray the rosary and was deeply rooted in her faith and her love for Jesus. Most Sundays for many years you would find her volunteering in the chapel and gift shop at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Florence was a bookkeeper by trade dedicating many years at Educator’s Service Center, Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (M.E.M.S), and Airmasters/Service Experts.

Florence leaves behind to cherish her memory her children Cheryl Uekman (Gary) and David Kertz. Grandchildren Stephanie Uekman, Elizabeth Uekman, Samantha Kertz (Sam), and Sabrena Jumper (Austin). Great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Coleton, Jaylon, Ashleigh, Brooklyn, Caleb, Ryleigh, Hannah, and Alexandria “Alex”. Great-great grandchildren Timothy “Tre” and Harper.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, with Rosary to begin at 6:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 23, 2023 at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, with interment at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.--

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Visitation

Saturday, October 21, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - North Little Rock

1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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Rosary

Saturday, October 21, 2023

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - North Little Rock

1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, October 23, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - North Little Rock

1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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