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Laverne Rae Jackson Schoolfield

Mrs. Laverne Rea Jackson Schoolfield, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away July 21, 2021, at her home in Hatfield.

She was born to the late George Franklin Rea and Margie Ellen Mitchell Rea on September 9, 1934, in Marshall, Arkansas. She was a farmer and poultry farmer and was married to Webber Jackson, and then to Lloyd Schoolfield until their passing. Laverne had a love for music, particularly country and gospel and loved to go dancing! She was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed attending church as well as being an active member of the Mena Senior Center. Her greatest love was her family, and you could always see her attending her grandchildren’s ballgames. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and a friend to all. She will be missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Denton of Hatfield, Arkansas, and Vickie Denton of Booneville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Nikki Denton Jones and husband Hugh, Tina Daugherty and husband Roger, Trace Denton and wife Amber, Amanda Denton, Bobby Joe Denton and wife Joyce, Ronnie Joe Denton, Jr. and wife Stephanie, and JJ Denton; great-grandchildren, Tori, Dusty, Brett, Shelby, Summer, Jackson, Brooke, Paige, Morgan, Vivi, Gunner, Tanner, Destiny, Lexi and husband Jason, Brant, Bailey, Breckyn, Blayken, Jeter, Korbyn, Kaylie, and Kasidey and a sister-in-law, Nora Williams. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Frank Creel, Alvis Creel and Robert Rae; an infant son, Gary Lynn Jackson; a sister, Versalie Farris; and two grandchildren, William “Bill” Denton, and Eric Denton.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church with Brother Ron Tilley and Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Interment follows in Six Mile Cemetery at Hatfield under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Jackson Daugherty, Miguel Gonzalez, Brett Fountain, Tanner Frachiseur, Brant Denton, Steven Davis, Breckyn Denton, Blayken Denton, Jeter Denton and Gunner Denton.  Honorary pallbearers are Hung Luu, Gene Lance, Dick Kern, Todd Webb, Roger Wilson, Mike Jackson, Tommy Wells and Dusty Fountain.

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