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

Jane Meeks
August 9, 1946 - August 25, 2023

Jane Meeks

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Jane Meeks, age 77 of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. She was born August 9, 1946, in Pine Bluff, AR to the late Robert Edward Wardlaw and Laura Lou Wardlaw.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, LaRon ''Ron'' Meeks and an infant sister. Jane was a retired home economics teacher where she taught in the Wilmar and Drew Central School Systems. She was also a very active member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for the Joy Class and was an active member of the W.M.U. and Retired Home Economics Teachers Association.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Meeks and wife Lexy of Monticello and Jon Meeks of Monticello; one daughter, Laura Pyle and husband Jason of El Dorado; four spoiled grandchildren, Rylee and Judd Meeks and Zoe and Kaelyn Pyle; a brother-in-law, Kirby Meeks and wife Loretta of Monticello; a special best friend since the 2nd grade, Mary Faye King of Monticello; along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. David Bowen and Rev. Joe Chambers officiating. There will be a visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery. You can sign Janes' guestbook page on this website.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Services
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
at 10:00 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church
939 Barkada Rd.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Campground Cemetery
Campground Rd.
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Barbara Calhoun Turner
    I'll miss her so much. She was always a good woman and friend of my family. Hopefully her and momma and daddy are sitting around the table talking about this and that again.
  2. Crystal verdun
    Omg ... words can't describe how I feel about her she used to teach me on high school and I got to visit with her when she came to my job its like I just saw her like a week ago I will be praying for her family
  3. Lisa Roark Schmidt
    My heart was saddened to hear of Mrs. Meeks passing. She was an awesome teacher. I have so many memories of times in her class. She will be missed. Prayers for comfort for the family.
  4. Shana Wilson
    We are so sorry for your loss, prayers for you all during this difficult time.

    Stacy, Shana & Seth Wilson
  5. John & Paige Stell
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during the days ahead.

    John, Paige, & Family
  6. Sherry Carson
    So very sorry to hear about Jane. Praying for strength, comfort, and peace in the days ahead for all her friends & family. She was such a sweet Christian lady!
  7. Vic Chapman
    I have no doubt that ms Jane is rejoicing with the Lord. A very special lady and will be missed.
    Condolences to the family.. but know this - it is Not the End .. Only the Beginning.
    My prayers are with you and may God Bless.
  8. Hugh Allen Quimby
    So sorry for your loss. Jane was my friend and classmate. Praying for you’ll .
  9. Geraldine Woodell
    I was so sorry to hear of Jane's death - may God comfort all of you in her family as only he can.
  10. Tim & Leisha Atkins family
    Thinking and praying for you all at this sad time. Ms. Jane was such an important part of her family and church family, so very well thought of by all. She was such a strong , dedicated Christian lady who will be missed by all. Heaven is certainly a brighter place at this sweet lady’s homecoming. Again, thinking and praying for you all.
  11. Jeannie Sullivan
    Jane was surely a precious lady. She will be missed. Sending my prayers for y’all.
  12. Raymond Chisom
    Our prayers to go all the family for the loss of this beautiful person. Heaven has another angel.
  13. Marilyn Guy-Reed
    May the peace, comfort, and love of God be your portion for such a sacred time as this. Praying for the bereaved family. Rest Well.
    Wilmar student
  14. Barbara Webb
    Mrs.Meeks was the best teacher ever!!!..she taught me and my brother at Wilmar and she taught my daughters at Drew Central..definitely was a favorite!!!!
    Praying for the family for strength and peace!!❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽
  15. Pat Matthews
    I am so sorry for your loss of Jane. She and I worked together at Drew Central for a number of years. She was always so agreeable and easy to work with. She will be missed.
    Pat Matthews

  16. Ana Oakes
    I hated that she passed away she taught me in high school at Drew central she's not suffering anymore now she joined her husband and everyone else up in heaven she may have been ready but we wasn't but God needed her more we are praying for her family and friends
  17. Shawn and Jana Wright
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your mom. She was always a very sweet lady! May the Lord lift you up and give you strength during this time.
  18. Kay Worbington
    I am very sorry to hear of Jane's passing. You all have my sympathy! Jane was always very nice to me. You are in my prayers at this sad time. May you fine comfort in the sweet memories of your mother and in knowing she is with the LORD.
  19. Cathy Wilson
    I'm so sorry.. we loved your Mom.. praying for y'all. Cathy and Billy Wilson

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