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Johnna Kay (Holt) Neel

May 4, 1960 — August 3, 2015

Johnna Kay (Holt) Neel of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, August 3, 2015 in Waldron, Arkansas. Johnna was born May 4, 1960 to John Franklin Holt and Josephine Louise (Taff) Holt in Waldron, Arkansas. Johnna was 55 years, 2 months and 30 days

Johnna loved working on her flowers. She loved yellow roses and any flower that was bright, colorful and pretty. She enjoyed fishing every chance she got. Johnna always welcomed the opportunity to visit with friends and that's why she enjoyed her job working with the public. But more than anything, she treasured the time she spent with her precious grandchildren and family.

Johnna leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons: Jonathon Eric Sims and wife Brittany and Jeffrey Lee Sims and wife Teaira all of Waldron, Arkansas. Nana will forever remain in the hearts of the "Light of her Life" her grandchildren, Bailey and Markus. She is also survived by one brother, Ernie Holt of Waldron, Arkansas and one half sister, Tiffany Holt of Philippine Islands. Johnna will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including an host of many cousins, friends and loved ones across the globe.

Johnna was preceded in death by her parents, John and Louise Holt, maternal grandparents, Argus and Emily Taff and paternal grandparents, Ernest and Leona Holt.

Johnna's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church with Ray Jett officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Johnna's pallbearers will be Trap, Wade Ridenhour, Jeremy Wilson, Shane Lovett, Kenny Johnston, Miles Dozier, and J.D. Newberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Leslie Boyd, Lisa Ridenhour, James Hughes, Butch Sims, L.D. Powell, Jerry Don Newberry, Brian Gates and Larry Taff.

Johnna's visitation will Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Donald W. Reynolds Cancer House, 3324 South M St., Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Cemetery Details

Pleasant Grove #3

Waldron, AR,


AUG 5. 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 West 6th Street

Waldron, AR, US, 72958

Celebration of Life

AUG 6. 10:00 AM

Pleasant Grove #3

Waldron, AR, US

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