Death Notices

Annie Elkins
June 26, 1925 – March 28, 2023

elkinsMrs. Annie Louise Elkins, age 97 of Jonesboro, Louisiana, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at her residence. Annie was born on June 26, 1925 in Jonesboro and was a lifelong resident of Jackson Parish. She graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School in 1943. Annie graduated business college in Shreveport and was employed as a stenographer. She married James E. Elkins on August 11, 1946. Annie worked for the Town of Jonesboro as the Town Clerk for over 21 years before retiring in September, 1980. Annie was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro where she will always be remembered for her service in the nursery.

Annie is survived by her children, Sharon Wells of Leesville, Linda McCready of Jonesboro, and Randy Elkins and wife Beverly of Spring, Texas; grandchildren, Danny Bryant, Travis Bryant and wife, Sara, Wendy Walker and husband, Bo; David Elkins and wife, Stephanie, Leigh Ann Palermo and husband Brent; 14 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Sue Goodloe and Lois Wilke.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James E. Elkins; father, Garlon Dee Heflin; mother, Stella Gay (Stewart) Heflin; and great granddaughter, Lyla Hope Palermo.

The funeral service was held on Friday, March 31, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, with Reverend Brian McAlister and Reverend Trey Ethridge officiating.

Serving as pallbearers were Danny Bryant, Dwight Bryant, Mark Wilke, Randy Layfield, Donnie Freeman and Danny Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Borland, Mike Holder, Johnny Runyon, and Travis Bryant.

Jada Johnson
November 15, 1971 – March 25, 2023

johnsonJada Lynn Johnson of Chatham, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at her residence. She was 51. Jada was a housekeeper and a stickler for cleanliness. She loved being a mother and reading her bible. Jada enjoyed cooking and taking long naps.

She is survived by her son, Quinten Ball; parents, Sheri and Kevin Eichelberger; siblings, Brandi Johnson, Jonas Johnson, April Wright, Candace Wright, Virginia Wright, Tara Davis and Zachary Eichelberger; nieces, Ashley Cavazos and Lily; nephews, Dillon Cavazos, Andrue Cavazos, Benjamin Cavazos and Nathan.

Jada was preceded in death by her daughter, Haley Ball; and her niece, Chelsie Porter.

As per her wishes she will be cremated. A memorial service is pending.

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