Florinda Brassfield Obituary

Florinda Brassfield, age 99, of Mena, Arkansas died on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at The Green House Cottages of Homewood in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on May 27, 1923 to Santos Hernandez and Apolinaria Lemus in Choloma, Honduras. Florinda was an active member of the Union Mission Church always preparing meals for the congregation. She could be the sweetest woman on Earth, but could also be pretty feisty which was part of her charm. She loved to garden and could grow the most beautiful flowers. Florinda had a heart for cats and cared for hers dearly. She always kept busy around the house, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on home projects with her late husband. Her family adored her tamales and enchiladas, and anything else she would cook for them. Florinda was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.


She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oscar Brassfield; and her sisters, Lucinda Escobar and Chala Rodriguez; and step son, Gary Brassfield.


Florinda is survived by her daughter and son in law, Yolanda and Danny Chaney of Mena; step son and daughter in law, Sam and Vicki Brassfield of Fort Smith; step daughter, Lynnes MacMellon of Greenwood; several sisters and one brother; two grandsons, Travis Chaney of Fort Smith, and Fred and Sheli Chaney of Mena; three great grandchildren, Joyana Chaney, David Chaney and wife, Avanlea, and Faith Chaney; several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.


Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 AM at the Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Victor Rowell officiating under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.


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