She was the widow of Charles Thomas Wiscaver, retired manager of Annswood Apartments, previous owner of Miller Plumbing Company and longtime member of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church where she served as pianist and organist for 40-plus years. Mama Jean loved shopping, visiting with her many friends, traveling to Branson, eating breakfast, doing her hair, nails and jewelry but her greatest love was spending time with her family. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Miller Howlett.
Survivors include her three daughters, Carolyn Smith and husband Harold of Monticello, Beverly Stevenson and husband Larry of St. Charles, MO and Tommie Moyers and husband George of Crossett; six grandchildren, Brian Smith and wife Mitzi, Chris Rash and wife Katie, Cara Fletcher and husband Wes, Amanda Bequette and husband Dave, Alan Bickford and wife Amanda and Jared Bickford; great grandchildren, Grace Smith, Ashtyn Smith, Logan Fletcher, Lillian Fletcher, Lynley Fletcher, Rian Bequette, Peyton Bequette, Daniel Rash, Benjamin Rash, Lane Bickford, Bella Bickford, Charlee Kaye Bickford and Cathryn Bickford; a great-great grandson expected in January, Collin Remick; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special roommate, Florence Glover and special friend, Rebecca McCallie both from Belleview Estates.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Pauline Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Clements and Rev. Rob Leonard officiating. There will be a visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. Memorials may be made to Pauline Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund; PO Box 299 Monticello, AR 71657. Serving as pallbearers are Brian Smith, Chris Rash, Wes Fletcher, Alan Bickford, Jared Bickford and Lane Bickford. You can sign Mrs. Emma Jean's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.
Dorothy McWhorterFt. Worth, TX Sunday, December 4, 2022 On behalf of the 1950 MHS graduating class we send our deepest sympathy to Emma Jean's family.
Beginning in 1939 Emma became a member of the greatest generation this country has ever known.
Sharon Shook McIntyreMonticello, AR Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Dear Family,
Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Your mother was such a kind soul, caring, loving, humble, loving her family unconditionally. Having attended Pauline most of my life, I came to look forward to her playing the piano. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to all. She is now playing piano again and rejoicing with your dad united again and free of earthly afflictions. God bless each and everyone of you as you celebrate her life and you continue on in this life until God calls you home. Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
In Christian Love,
Mary E MarlarMonticello, AR Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Emma Jean was. A sweet lady, she was my landlord and very fair and helpful, sorry for y'all's loss
Sissy BrownWILMAR, AR Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Mrs. Emma was a joy to be around, she was one of my favorite ladies when I was at Grand Manor. Sending love and prayers to her family.
Janice Gladden WiggamHot Springs Village, AR Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Sorry to read about Emma Jean. She was such a sweet lady. May you find peace and comfort in the loving arms of Jesus at this sad time. Cherish the memories! With love and sympathy, JANICE
Carole RushingWoodlawn (Rison) 71665, AR Monday, November 28, 2022 To the family, It is with such sadness that I read of your great loss. Emma Jean and I worked together at Pomeroy and McGowin for years way back when. She was always laughing or smiling. I don't remember ever seeing her angry or upset. She was such a joy to be around. I pray the Lord will will Grace you with comfort, peace and strength at this very difficult time. It is such a comfort just knowing I will see her again and I don't have any doubt that she will still have that wonderful smile.
With deepest sympathy,
Carole (Johns) Rushing
Janice Earlene Crook PigueHuntsville, AL Monday, November 28, 2022 I am so sorry to hear of Emma Jean’s passing. I grew up in Pauline Baptist and remember her sister, Betty and her parents. Emma Jean was a great pianist. I loved to hear her play the piano. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Haleigh TuckerMonticello, AR Monday, November 28, 2022 I have known you all my life growing up at Pauline and will miss dearly always a sweet lady 😘🙏🏻😭😢💔💔💔💔
Laporschia WilsonMonticello, AR Monday, November 28, 2022 Forever in our hearts 💕
Ann KlingMonticello, AR Monday, November 28, 2022 Sending prayers to the family. Mrs Emma was a precious lady she touched everyone that new her.
Lynn BurtonMonticello, AR Monday, November 28, 2022 My condolence to Mrs Emma's family! She was a sweet lady and good friend. I sure hated when she had to leave Grand Manor.
Kay McClain WorbingtonMonticello, AR Monday, November 28, 2022 Mrs. Emma Jean's Family: You have my sympathy and prayers at your great loss. I've known Mrs. Emma Jean since I was a young teen and always considered her a special lady! May God comfort you at this sad time.
Shela RosenCrossett, AR Monday, November 28, 2022 Tommie Ann,
May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief, and May you find comfort knowing that GOD draws close to the broken- hearted. Love and prayers my sweet friend 🙏❤️🙏
Dorothy GloverMonticello, AR Monday, November 28, 2022 Sorry for your loss Emma Jean leaves lots of happy menories