Barbara Jean Kelloms, 78, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away on May 18, 2020. She was born on November 7, 1941 in Lonoke, Arkansas to the late Coy Lester and Iva Mae (Burgess) Parker.
Barbara loved playing the guitar and singing with her girls. She was a church pianist for many years. Barbara loved cooking big meals for all her family to gather and share. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, crocheting and painting ceramics. She especially loved going to the bayou and camping with her husband and family. Barbara's grandchildren were the light of her life and she loved watching them play ball and perform in band, music, and all their school activities.
Preceding Barbara in death are her husband, Fletcher Kelloms; parents; and stepson, Lance Kelloms.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory three daughters: Dena Mercer, Pam Robideaux (Wendell) and Lynn Coursey (Doug) all of Benton; two stepchildren: Mike Kelloms (Valerie) of Benton and Kelly Kelloms (Jason) of Scott. Eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren lovingly called her MeMaw: Lorie Godwin (Bryan), Lisa Martin (Micheal), David Southerland (Angie), Joanie King, Bryan Southerland, Brent Jones, Leanne Landers (Kyle), Leslie McBride, Lynn Dreher (Brad), Cameron West and Hunter McNutt, Brock Martin, Kailey Southerland, Brayden Godwin, Karis Martin, Lawson Godwin, Bryce Southerland, Carter Jones, Asher King, Clara Jones, Kale King, Cambrie Jones, Lane Landers, Trace Landers, Abinee Southerland, Landen Blevins, Hayden McBride, Jake Dreher and Luke Dreher. She had one sister Maydene Greise (the late Joe Greise), one niece, Candra Greise and one nephew, Gary Greise, all of Alexander.
Graveside service, officiated by Reverend Jimmy Browne, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 22, 2020 at Ten Mile Cemetery in Benton, Arkansas.
Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: https://benton.smithfamilycares.com.
MAY 22. 11:00 AM (CST)
Ten Mile Cemetery
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