Obituary- Jacqualyn Leah Patterson (1936-2020)


Jacqualyn Leah Patterson of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of California, passed from this life, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Waldron, Arkansas. Jacqualyn was born December 13, 1936, in Los Angeles, California to Jence Eric Backlund and Ruth O. (Hall) Backlund. She was 83 years old.

Jacqualyn enjoyed just being outside but working in her garden was a bonus She also enjoyed sewing and reading. Jacqualyn loved spending time with her large family and making precious memories.

Jacqualyn leaves behind to cherish her memory her children: Veta Totuszynski of South Carolina, Laverda Carleton of Cauthron, Arkansas, Lawrence Patterson of Nevada, Debra Frazier of Waldron, Arkansas, Suzanne Anderson of Illinois and Douglas Patterson of Nevada. GG Jackie will forever remain in the hearts of her 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Jacqualyn is also survived by 7 sisters. Jacqualyn will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

Jacqualyn was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 2 grandchildren and 1 brother.

Jacqualyn’s memorial celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. We must limit the number of people at public gatherings. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart. For those who want to attend the service but wish to remain in your vehicles, the service will live streamed and can be viewed from our website.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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