Naomi Florine Judkins Obituary

Naomi Florine Judkins, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Chapel Ridge Health & Rehab in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born on Tuesday, November 17, 1936 to Orville Curry and Ida (Reeves) Curry in Fort Worth, Texas.


Naomi was a loving Christian. She loved the Lord and took pride in serving him daily while sharing his love with others. Naomi was a long time member of the Hatfield First Baptist Church where she served many roles throughout the years. She was a Sunday school teacher, she helped with the after school JAM program on Wednesday nights, she was on several committees and she would pick up any kids that may need a ride and bring them to church. Naomi loved God and she loved her family. She loved to spend time with them all but she especially loved being able to love on her great grandbabies. Naomi enjoyed listening to gospel music. She was a great cook and took pride in sewing and doing needlework in her down time. Naomi worked as a secretary for US Motors for over 40 years before retiring. She proudly graduated college with an associates degree at age 63 right alongside her daughter-in-law, Sharon. Naomi was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister in Christ and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, H.L. "Jerry" Judkins; two brothers, Orville Curry Jr. and Carl Curry; two sisters, Inez Alconn and Sandra Smith.


Naomi is survived by two sons and daughter-in-laws, Roger Judkins Sr. and wife Theresa of Hatfield, Arkansas and Doyle Judkins and wife Sharon of Hatfield, Arkansas; one brother-in-law, Jerry Smith of Rhome, Texas; six grandchildren, Crystal Huff and husband Michael of Hatfield, Arkansas, Reba McLellan and husband Daniel of Hatfield, Arkansas, Roger Judkins Jr. of Hatfield, Arkansas, Jeremiah Judkins of Pensacola, Florida, Stephanie Gill and husband Thomas of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Kristen Baxter and husband Odis of Fort Smith, Arkansas; nine great grandchildren, Whitney Bunyard and husband James, Clayton Cearley, Caleb McLellan, Nate McLellan, Liam Baxter, Alexi Baxter, Harper Blake, Aubri Gill and Jackson Gill; one great great grandchild, Noah Bunyard; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and dear friends.


A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 2:00 PM at the Hatfield First Baptist Church in Hatfield, Arkansas with Brother Bob Bradley officiating under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Interment will follow at the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Hatfield First Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.


3-6-23 1:51 PM KAWX.ORG