Lynda Duke Mead age 76 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She was born on June 02, 1943 in Miami Beach, Florida to the late Orville Duke and the late Lita Standridge Duke Martin. Lynda was married to Robert Mead for 36 years and was devoted to him. She was obsessed with all things hummingbird and shopping Being a girly girl, she loved dressing up with make-up and jewelry and always looking her best. Lynda was a wonderful wife; caregiver, mother, and her family was always the most important thing in life to her. She had a servant’s heart and loved helping anyone in need. Lynda was a friend to many and loved spending time with them.

She is survived by husband: Robert Mead of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Dr. William Duke Jones and wife Melinda of Bolivar, Missouri

Step-son: Adam Mead and wife Paula of Marble Falls, Texas

Daughters: Sheila Jones and husband Skip Hadaway of Texarkana, Texas and Mish Cush of Cedar Creek, Texas

Step-daughter: Lora Mead of Texas

Grandchildren: Eric Fair, Cori Fair, Molly Hutchinson, Simon Hutchinson, Taylor Jones, Spencer Hutchinson

Step- grandchildren: Robert Mead, Stephanie McNamara, and Alan Mead

Great- grandchildren: Damien, Zane, Axel, Marlee, Ava, Lucas, and Becca.

Lynda was preceded in death by her parents Orville and Lita Duke, and stepfather Paul Martin.

Graveside service will be Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Dr. William Duke Jones officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation will be Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel prior to private service.

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11-15-19 3:33 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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