P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Bennie Jean Tucker
June 19, 1929 - May 29, 2022

Bennie Jean Tucker

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Bennie Jean Causey Tucker, 94, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022. She was born May 19, 1929, in the community of Goose Hollow, near Lacey, in Drew County, Arkansas, to the late Malvin and Lois Fox Causey. She was a devoted mother and wife. Bennie retired from Dura-Craft Boat Company after many years of service. She loved to hunt and fish for everything, but crappie fishing was her passion. Over her lifetime, she had many passions, some were candle making, pottery, raising little birds, collecting bottles, and whatever else sparked her interest. In her crafts she created beautiful things. In her cooking she made her family and friends full and blessed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Malcom (Jack) and Macon Causey; two sisters, Margaret Catherine Causey Knowles and Lavern Burberry; one daughter, Judy Caroll Dulin; one son, Robert Glenn Craig; one granddaughter, Janelle Vance Baird; and husband Walter L. Tucker.
Bennie's survivors include but are not limited to, two sons, James Bryant Craig and wife Pauline of London, KY and Dennis Knox Craig of Monticello, AR; grandchildren, Vanessa Johnson and husband Dave of Monticello, AR, Tisa Kennedy and husband Sam of Arp, TX, Seth Dulin of Eureka Springs, AR, Brock Craig of PA, Johnnie Glenn and wife Lana, Shannon Vance of Comminto, AR, Steven Young Craig and wife Beth of Monticello, AR, Anna Marie Craig of Monticello, AR; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Booker (Keith), Sariya Cheyenne Lane (Micah), Emiley Ann Price (Josh), Erin Hope Ashby (Hootie), Alex Boland, Taylor Catherine Kennedy, Justin Craig, Jewells Craig, Tara Baird, and Eric Baird; and step- grandchildren, Lane, Ashley, Bridget, Adam, and Selena; as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. June 2, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Jacks officiating. You can sign Mrs. Bennie's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Thursday, June 2, 2022
at 11:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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  1. Sheila Gamble Dujay
    Jean has earned a beautiful set of wings. I have often thought of her from our years at DuraCraft. Through the loss of my parents she stood beside me and gave me strength to carry on. Many fond memories of Jean. Truly an angel.
  2. Paula Barnett
    This lady was happy and always smiling! I met her at Belle View. I took her great-grand-daughter, (My Granddaughter, Taylor Grace, to visit Mrs. Tucker. That was special. Glad I met her!
  3. Carole (Doss) Rushing
    To the family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Jean. When I was growing up in Green Hill we were neighbors and I spent a lot of time at her house. She always had time to visit with my younger sister, Mary, and I. She spent a lot of time at our house also. Back then TVs were not so available and people actually took the time to visit with each other. During summer her niece, Mary Kathrine Knowles (later Flemister) spent a lot of time at Jean's. We formed what has become a life long friendship. Over the years I saw Jean many times but once I moved to Woodlawn 14 years ago I have not seen her much. She was always a very hard working woman and her children were precious. She kept them and her house spotless and still cooked and worked a large garden and canned so much from it. She was a wonderful example for younger girls to follow. In those days most of us always worked hard and she set the kind of example Mother's wanted their daughters to follow in working hard and always having everything clean. She will always be a shining example in my heart and mind. I still love her after all these long years. She was such a wonderful person for young girls growing up. Always remember that others share your sorrow at this great loss. My prayer is that the Lord will lift you up and grace you with strength, comfort and peace.
    Carole (Doss) Rushing
  4. Gloria Ryburn
    Love and prayers to all the family, I know how hard it is to lose a mother, and grandmother. , even though you lost her years ago to the dreaded disease , It’s just hard ,thinking of all of you Love ya,
  5. Cherry Cotham
    I will forever remember Bennie Jean as young and active. Her, Loraine and mamma playing basketball and all the their crazy antics. There was always a laughter when the three were together. Thinking of all of you and praying for you.
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