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Lynda Duke Mead

Lynda Duke Mead age 76 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She was born on June 02, 1943 in Miami Beach, Florida to the late Orville Duke and the late Lita Standridge Duke Martin.  Lynda was married to Robert Mead for 36 years and was devoted to him. She was obsessed with all things hummingbird and shopping Being a girly girl, she loved dressing up with make-up and jewelry and always looking her best. Lynda was a wonderful wife; caregiver, mother, and her family was always the most important thing in life to her.  She had a servant’s heart and loved helping anyone in need. Lynda was a friend to many and loved spending time with them.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Mead of Mena, Arkansas; son, Dr. William Duke Jones and wife Melinda of Bolivar, Missouri; step-son, Adam Mead and wife Paula of Marble Falls, Texas; daughters:  Sheila Jones and husband Skip Hadaway of Texarkana, Texas, and Mish Cush of Cedar Creek, Texas; step-daughter, Lora Mead of Texas; grandchildren:  Eric Fair, Cori Fair, Molly Hutchinson, Simon Hutchinson, Taylor Jones, Spencer Hutchinson; step-grandchildren:  Robert Mead, Stephanie McNamara, and Alan Mead; and great-grandchildren:  Damien, Zane, Axel, Marlee, Ava, Lucas, and Becca.

Lynda was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Lita Duke; and stepfather, Paul Martin.

Graveside service was Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Dr. William Duke Jones officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.  Visitation was Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel prior to private service.

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