After a life-time of serving her Lord, A. Jean Atwood, 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away July 16, 2012. Jean was born in England, Arkansas to C.A. and Myrtle Posey. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother, Arnold Posey.
Jean taught Sunday School to first, second and third graders for over eight years. She then taught a Mature Ladies Sunday School for over 10 years. During this time, she also served as a Group Leader at Bible Study Fellowship for over 14 years.
Jean was the peace maker of the family. Always ready with a way to show how compromise would solve problems.
While growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she attended Oaklawn Elementary School where she first met and fell in love with her surviving husband of 64 years, Cecil M. Atwood. She is also survived by two children Janis Hecke and her husband Dan of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Reverend Russell Atwood and his wife Tonie of Tenha, Texas. Other survivors are her grandsons, Reverend Ryan Atwood (Kristen) of Boga Lusa, Louisiana, Chase Atwood (Candace) of Shreveport, Louisiana, Taylor Atwood (Courtney) of Dallas, Texas, and Matthew Hecke (Stephanie) of San Antonio, Texas; one granddaughter, Melanie Hecke Streetman (Tony) of Hazen, Arkansas, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.
The family expresses deep appreciation to Arkansas Hospice for the wonderful care they have shown to her. Most of all we would like to thank Donna Cleary and Cheryle Barnes, our care givers, for their tender, loving treatment of our Father as well as for our Mother.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, (501)224-8300.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m.,Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the funeral home, with the Reverend Russell Atwood officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.