Mattie Ruth Jayroe, age 87, formerly of Palestine, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Atkins.
Mrs. Jayroe was born Nov. 15, 1934, and was a 60-year member of ConnectPoint Church of Forrest City. She was the daughter of Nathan and Maude Reynolds Sr., and they preceded her in death.
Mrs. Jayroe married Cecil Jayroe on Nov. 16, 1951, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by four sons, Aubrey (Donna) of Palestine, Jerry (Connie) of Forrest City, Cary (Nancy) of Sulphur Rock, and Mike (Cindy) of Russellville; two sisters, Joan (George) Thomas of Wynne, and Ragenia Martin of Quitman; and three brothers, Tim (Judy) Reynolds of Marshall, Tony (Carolyn) Reynolds of London, and Terry (Delinda) Reynolds of Quitman.
Her grandchildren were her treasure and she is survived by Trent (Heather) Jayroe of Gonzales, La., Jana (Allen) Calvert of Caldwell, Rodney Jayroe of Sulphur Rock, MiKayla Jayroe and Gentry Jayroe of Russellville; and great-grandchildren, Emily Calvert and Jaxon Calvert of Caldwell, Maggie Jayroe and Ian Jayroe of Gonzales, La., and Shepherd Jayroe of Russellville. She was blessed to be survived by a host of relatives, friends and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and parents; and two brothers, L.D. Reynolds and Junior Reynolds; and two sisters, Dorothy Mallory and Mary Lou Martin.
Services for Mrs. Jayroe are being held at 2 p.m. today at ConnectPoint Church, with burial in Bell Cemetery. Visitation is at noon today until the time of the service at the church.
Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online guestbook and condolences available at stevensfuneralhome.net.