October 4, 1936 - March 5, 2022
Frankie Nell Parr Long, 85, of DeWitt passed away March 5, 2022. She was born October 4,1936 in Hazen, AR to William Finch Parr and Lois Anderson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in DeWitt for 48 years serving in many capacities throughout the years. She especially loved leading Sunday School, serving as Church Hostess and Church Clerk, volunteering with Vacation Bible School, and singing with the choir. One of her greatest accomplishments was becoming a Master Gardener and sharing her love of gardening with the community. Her meticulous gardening skills were well noted by the beautiful displays of flowers filling her garden and flower beds. She enjoyed serving the community through leading Strong Women classes, volunteering at the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic, and participating in various community clubs. Beyond serving in her community, her talents and hobbies included painting, sewing, and spending time with friends and family. She was selected as Artist of the Month in 1975. She especially loved sewing clothes and dresses for her six granddaughters who affectionately called her “Nana.” Their favorite things to do with Nana included playing skip-bo and dress-up, tea parties, and trips to the farm and the coffee shop. More than anything, she loved family gatherings in her home. Frankie was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Dorothy Lee, brothers Marvin, John, Byzie, Jimmy, and Ernest Parr. Frankie is survived by her husband of 65 years Garland Long; two children: Laura Malik (Jerry) of Center Ridge and Kevin Long (Angela) of Jenks, OK; six granddaughters Amy Malik, Ashley Allen (Manvill), Amber Burns (Sterling), Molly Long, Emily Long, and Betsy Offutt (Cameron); three great-grandchildren Avery, Graham, and Rowan Allen; two sisters Emogene South of Robert Lee, TX and Linda Mitchell of Carlisle; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at DeWitt Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 322 W 1st St, DeWitt, AR 72042.
Frankie Nell Parr Long, 85, of DeWitt passed away March 5, 2022. She was born October 4,1936 in Hazen, AR to William Finch Parr and Lois Anderson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in DeWitt for 48 years serving in many capacities throughout... View Obituary & Service Information
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