Mary Jo Franks

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with Diane and ALL the family! We ran into Mary Jo last summer when we were taking Mom out for lunch. She was so...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Terry Trantham Parker - AR

“I worked with Mary Jo at Families, Inc. and she always had a smile on her face and would go the extra mile to help everyone. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Jane Baldwin - Trumann, AR

“My heart goes out to Mary Jo's family. My prayer is you find peace and comfort from God who will give you strength. It was a blessing to have known...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Davis - Jonesboro, AR

“Amy, Kim, and Janet, Heaven is a brighter place today. It is touched by the prsence of your Mother and all the kindness and love she has. Your...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Gail Gates - Euless, TX

“Mary Jo touched so many lives. She was sweet, funny, friendly lady and she will be greatly missed by so many people. We were all lucky to have known...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Laura Prondzinski - Jonesboro, AR

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6 of 23 | Posted by: Laura Prondzinski - Jonesboro, AR

“So many times I've called Mary Jo, just to chat, or she would call me..we became more than cousins over the pass couple of years..she was such a good...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Tammy - Walnut Ridge, AR

“I had the pleasure of working with Mary Jo at Families Inc..What a happy,always smiling person....I pray peace to all that knew and loved her. Judy...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Judy McDaniel - Jonesboro, AR

“Dearest Amy~ My heart goes out to you, Logan and family!! GOD will provide comfort! If he brings you to it, he will see you through it! Look to...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Pamela Watson - Jonesboro, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love ya. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Cyndi Biggs - Jonesboro, AR

“So sad that this has happened. MaryJo will truly be missed. I don't think I have ever seen her be mad or ugly to anyone. She was very concerned about...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Debbie Luther - Paragould , AR

“Mary Jo was my one of the sweetest dearest people I have ever known. I will miss her so very much. She was one of my best and dearest friends. I am...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Milgrim

“Renee so sorry to hear About your sister. I know you will miss her. Thinking of you in your time of loss . ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Cathy sharp - Evening shade, AR

“I light this candle in remembrance of Mary Jo and how her love and devotion to her family will always be felt even in her absence. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Susan Lady - Walnut Ridge, AR

“Mary Jo was such a kind sweet person with lots of love for her family and friends. Love and Prayers to the entire family that is grieving her loss. ...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Susan Lady - Walnut Ridge, AR

“Never forget the, "SMILE".....and "VOICE"....the last time I saw, Mary Jo, at a ball-game..visiting with us..and all the Birthday parties...we all...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Waters Blanchard - AR

“I remember as a kid sitting in Maryjo's bedroom listening to records and dancing, she was the oldest of us all and I thought she was amazing, She...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Beverly Frazier - AR - cousin

“I AM SO GLAD TO CALL YOU MY FRIEND MARY JO WE USED TO ATTEND CHURCH AT THE SAME CHURCH YOU WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON & YOU HAVE THREE WONDERFUL...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: TOMMIE PIERCE - WALNUT RIDGE, AR

“John, Amy, Janet, Kim, Marlee, Logan and Jason. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. MaryJo was a wonderful wife, Mom & Meemaw. She was so proud...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Gina Cornish - Monette, AR

“So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person, my prayers for the family.. <3 ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Phyllis Waters Burgess - Minturn, AR

“Truly sorry for the loss of your great family member. My prayers & thoughts are with you all during these sad times. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Shannon Benson - Walnut Ridge, AR

“I never had the pleasure of getting to know you, but I know that you must have been a wonderful mother and grandmother. I saw it everyday in your...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Ginny Lyons - Jonesboro, AR

“I miss my friend and love you so much! I will see you again one day in Heaven. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Gina Cornish - Monette, AR


Mary Jo Franks, 52, of Walnut Ridge passed away February 7, 2013 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born February 1, 1961 in Walnut Ridge, daughter of Jewel and Julia Diane Land Woodson. She was a receptionist, homemaker and a member of the United Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John Franks of the home; three daughters, Amy Dickson of Walnut Ridge, Janet (Hank) Lady of Walnut Ridge, and Kim Morris of Hoxie; two sons, Christopher (Katrina) Franks of Lakewood, Washington, and Jason Franks of Walnut Ridge; parents, Jewel and Diane Woodson of Hoxie; a sister, Renae (Carlos) Vidal of Hoxie; a brother, David (Julie) Woodson of Walnut Ridge; two grandchildren, Logan Dickson and Marlee Lady, and many other relatives and friends.

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