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Mary Lou Colter

November 21, 1954 — November 2, 2023

North Little Rock

Mary Lou Colter

Mary Lou Colter passed from this life on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 8:54 PM, surrounded by loved ones while they were singing Christian songs, praying, and reading scripture. She took her last breaths while the song, "I Will Rise,” was playing. She was born in El Paso, Arkansas on November 21, 1954. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas A. Brown and Syble (Dorothy) Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Amanda Mitchem and Misty Mitchem (and her three children), as well as her River City Church family. 


Mary freely and joyfully confessed her faith in Jesus as a dedicated and involved member of the River City Church family since 2007. After living many years apart from the Lord’s direction prior to 2007, she regularly testified to the goodness of the Lord in the new life she was living in Christ.


A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Friday, November 10, at 11:00am at River City Church’s building located at 620 Curtis Sykes Dr., North Little Rock, AR 72114


VISITATION will immediately precede this service at 10:00am at the same location. 


Note, Mary’s remains will not be available for viewing at the visitation or the service. If anyone has a special desire to view her remains, please contact River City Church at 501-944-6419


Following the service, there will be a brief GRAVESIDE SERVICE held at Grissard Cemetery in El Paso, Arkansas at 1:30pm.


NOTE: If you are unable to attend the visitation or memorial service in-person, and would like to join by way of Zoom, please call 501-944-6419for details.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary‘s name to the River City Church Youth Fund. Checks may be written out to, “River City Church.” On the memo line, please put, “Mary Colter Youth Funds.” Checks may be mailed to “PO Box 5029, North Little Rock, AR 72119.

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