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Mae Justice

Mae Justice, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023, at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Wednesday, May 6, 1934, to Martin and Alice Boda Anderson in Mason City, Iowa.

Mae was known for her infectious energy, lively spirit and her unwavering love for her family and her church, Christ’s Church at Mountain Fork. Her life was characterized by fun and a loving heart that never tired of giving. Mae’s passion for the word of God was evident in her daily living. Her favorite book was the Bible, and she spent countless hours studying its pages, drawing strength and wisdom to share with others. She found solace in gospel music, the lyrics and melodies resonating with her deep faith. An ardent Attendee at Christ’s Church at Mountain Fork, Mae’s faith was unwavering, finding expression in her role as a Prayer Warrior. She embodied the spirit of intercession, frequently praying for her children and grandchildren with unwavering faith.

In addition to her spiritual activities, Mae loved spending time working in the yard, immersed in the beauty of nature. She had a talent for making things grow, not just plants, but also the love and laughter in those around her. She was a fan of the television show Virgin River, a small indulgence that reflected her love for community and strong relationships. An avid card player, Mae could frequently be found at the gaming table with her friends, her lively and active personality shining through.

Mae leaves behind a legacy of love and faith. Her life was a testament to the importance she placed on loving God and family, a lesson that she imparted to those she left behind. But more than that, she taught us all how to have a good time, to embrace life with a lively spirit, and to cultivate a loving and active lifestyle. Her memory will be cherished, and her lessons remembered. To Mae, the world was an array of opportunities to love, laugh, and live to the fullest.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil Justice; one brother, Gary Anderson; and one sister, Fayetta Miller; one grandson, Tony Trammell.

Mae is survived by her one son and daughter-in-law, Willis and Carolyn Strickland of Mena; three daughters and son-in-law, Rose and Carlos Morales of Corinth, Texas, Peggy Cunningham of Colorado, Susan Wilson of Mena; thirteen grandchildren, Andrew, Jordan, Karen, Carlos, Sam, Jacob, Jessica, Jonathan, Bobby, Joy, Patrick, Kevin, and Angel; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends and her beloved church family in Mountain Fork.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Rocky Cemetery in Rocky, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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