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“Reta was not only a coworker but the most loving, caring person I know. I knew from the minute I met her that she was a very classy lady. She will...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Pettit - Benton, AR - Friend

“Our condolences to all of Ms. Reta's family. She was a beautiful person inside and out. We always enjoyed taking care of her. We will miss her! ...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: NLR Chemo

“Kirkpatrick family, We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: CartiNlr

“What a precious friend. Reta was such a special person and I look forward to living out eternity with her! She touched my life and her legacy...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Davis Jones - Benton, AR

“Reta will be greatly missed, she was a precious soul ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Roy Finley - Pine bluff, AR

“Reta was not only a co-worker but truly a caring, sweet friend! Although I only worked with Reta 7 years, she was such an angel to me. She always...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Tammy Tilley - Little Rock, AR


Reta Sue Isom Kirkpatrick from Jacksonville, Arkansas went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Reta was born August 21, 1946 in DeWitt, Arkansas . Her parents were John Leonard Isom and Katie Ruth Purdy Isom.  Reta was a faithful member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and has been employed by Gastro of Arkansas for over 40 years.

Reta was such a loving and caring person, she loved her family, church family and friends so much. Her favorite thing to do was spending time with her granddaughter Jata and cooking for family and others.

Reta was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 42 years, Glenn Kirkpatrick and sister Joan Isom. 

She is survived by her son Rusty Kirkpatrick (Tanya), granddaughter Jata Kirkpatrick, grandson Jacody McKee, sisters Marilyn Hays of Little Rock Judy Akins of Sherwood, Pam Castaneda (Eduardo) and brother Teddy Isom (Karen) of DeWitt.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 14th at Essex Funeral Home with burial in DeWitt Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials  can be made to CARTI or Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 13905 Dalin Rd., Cabot, AR 72023. 

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Essex Funeral Home
1405 S Grandview Dr De Witt, AR 72042
Tel. (870) 946-3104

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