Mary L. Puckett
Mary L. Puckett
  • May 11, 1928 - June 2, 2017
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

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The world lost a little bit of light and love today with the passing of Mary Lee Puckett. She was born on May 11, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to Claude John and Marie E. Jameson and spent her youth in Sikeston, MO.

Mary Lee had incredible accomplishments in her professional life. She broke many glass ceilings and laid the foundation for many women who came after her in her field. She was a devout Catholic and member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Mary Lee was quite the bridge player and was a lifelong learner and traveler.

However, the love of her life was her family. She was a role model to her two children, Bill Puckett (Porter) and Beth Weidower (Ron). In addition, she was incredibly loved by her five grandchildren: Liz Thurmond (Zack), Bill Puckett (Sally), Annie Lorton (Billy), Jamie Puckett (Rachel), and David Weidower. On any given weekend she could be found spending time with her grandchildren on fun adventures that will be cherished and remembered by them for the rest of their lives.

In addition to the family above, she is survived by her sisters: Anne Edmondson of Lake St. Louis, MO; Nora Springs of Sikeston, MO; and Kathleen Kafka of Maumelle, AR. She leaves behind seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Bynum Puckett, and her husband whom she married later in life, Ben Chambers, as well as her brother, C. J. “Bud” Jameson, and sister Patricia Scott.

Mary Lee was kindness, love, selflessness, and compassion. She was not one to be impressed by status or wealth, but by whom you were as a person and how you treated others. She made this world a better place, and she will be so dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mary Lee’s memory to Arkansas Hospice and the Arkansas Humane Society. The Humane Society always held a special place in her heart, and Arkansas Hospice now holds a special place in the hearts of the family she leaves behind.

“So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart. For every time you think of me, I’m always in your heart. –David M. Romano

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 400 North Rodney Parham Rd. in Little Rock with Msgr. Francis I. Malone officiating, burial will follow at Calvary cemetery in Little Rock. A rosary will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm followed by visitation until 8:00 at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home, 5800 West 12th, St. in Little Rock.