- August 14, 1960 - April 12, 2013
- Little Rock, Arkansas
of Sheila's Passing
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“I know Sheila from our Rock Creek small group bible study. She was an elegant, very special friend. She will be sorely missed by all who had the good...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: Teresa Torres - Little Rock, AR
“I met Sheila when we traveled to Italy together. She was inspiring just to watch, so full of life. She nicknamed me 'little red riding hood' and...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: Pamela Wood - Grady, AR - Friend
“sweet beautiful Sheila, We will always remember and charish her life with us. She truly was a wonderful person. I count it a great blessing to have...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: marlene kelley - sister
“Dear Dale and Family of Sheila Farley,
I'm sorry this message is late but I just wanted to tell you how truly sorry I was to hear about...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Faith Johnson - North Little Rock, AR
“I miss Sheila's smile, her laugh, her wisdom, her curiosity, her caring, her love of life,and her fun-loving nature. But most of all, I miss her...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Lisa Tatum - Maumelle, AR
“John and I and our children know Sheila, Dale and Aaron through Alex. Alex attended college with Kyle (our oldest son). He has been Kyle's best...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Neddie and John Suskie - AR
“Sheila was a beautiful spirit in this world, a fun woman who brought a lot of joy to my younger years. In ways she influenced me greatly.
I...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: Maggie Bruner - Nashville, TN
“Sheila was an amazing person. When my daughter, Maggie was little and would visit her Aunt Lisa in Little Rock, Sheila and her family would often...Read More »
8 of 40 | Posted by: Angel Craddock - Nashville, TN
“I have really been thinking about you boys and Dale since I found out about Shelias passing. I know you will miss her - I cant even imagine how yall...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: andrea mathews - Benton, AR
“Dear Dale and Family,
I first meet Sheila at Mike and My daughter Katrina's wedding.
Then Sheila began teaching Ayden how to swim. I did not ...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Sandra Johnson - Little rock, AR
“To the Ball family, just wanted to know i am praying for your family, will miss Sheila.
11 of 40 | Posted by: linda stegall - wynne, AR
“My condolences to the family of Sheila Mason Farley. I remember her as the little sister of Marlene and Caroline. The video tribute shows what a...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Sherry Christmas Hicks - WA
“I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May the peace of Christ be with you today and if the...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Jackie Nolen - Scott, AR
“I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Sheila Farley. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her dearly.
14 of 40 | Posted by: Gloria Carter - little rock, AR
“I am so sorry for your loss. I sure enjoyed being in Sheilas company. I certainly did appreciate all her work with the beekeeping associations. ...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Susanna McLehaney - Benton, AR
“I have only had the pleasure of Sheila's company a few times in my life. But she immediately left me with a little bit of that indelible sparkle,...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Angela Lancaster - Jonesboro, AR
“Words simply cannot express the sense of loss on my heart when I heard the words that Sheila was gone. I felt a similar sense of loss when she was...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Judge Vic Fleming - Little Rock, AR
“Sheila was a great co-worker at the Pulaski County Sheriff's office. She always smiled and never said a cross word about anyone. She is with the...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Ken Partridge - Sherwood, AR
“Sheila was one of the nicest people I ever met. Not only was she a lot of fun, but she was one of the prettiest ladies I knew -- and she didn't...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Marlane and Dennis - AR - Friends
“Dale, Alex, Aaron and all of Shelia's family, may God's peace be with you. Shelia is free and at home.
I had the pleasure of working with Shelia...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Ellen McLemore - Little Rock, AR
“Such a strong and beautiful woman. Your smile will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
21 of 40 | Posted by: Jeannie Korte - Hensley, AR
“Rest in Peace lovely lady... You will be missed by us here in San Diego...
22 of 40 | Posted by: Ruth Lakhany - San Diego, CA
“I had the honor of knowing and working with Sheila when she was a 4-H volunteer. If I remember correctly, it was in her early years with 4-H. She...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: Sara Rose - St Paul, MN - friend
“May God keep and comfort all of you (family/friends)during this difficult time.
Sheila lived life to the fullest and I will always remember the...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Steven K. Green - Maumelle, AR
“Sheila was such a wonderful person. She had a way of lighting up a room, and was always caring and supportive. I have many loving memories of...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Maureen Rose - Little Rock, AR
“No words can truly express how much we will miss Sheila. She was a wonder and gift to all of us. Every time I saw her she had a smile on her face,...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Kyle McWilliams - Friend
“To the family of Shelia Farley, I am so very sorry. Praying for you all, Mrs. Bryant's classroom aide, Mrs. Cheryle King.
27 of 40 | Posted by: cheryle king - little rock, AR
“Dale, Alex, Aaron, Caroline and Marlene
Oh what a priviledge it was to know Sheila. She was such a wonderful boss and friend to my sister...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Maudeen Young - Little Rock, AR
“Sheila was an amazing woman an a great friend. I was lucky to have known her for many years. The world lost a great woman but heaven got an amazing...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: lynn miller wyatt - bay st.louis, MS
“To the Farley and Mason family, Sheila Kay was so special to me and my family. As a supervisor, she was firm, fair, humorous, and an exceptional...Read More »
30 of 40 | Posted by: Mabeline Hansberry - Wrightsville, AR
“Dale & Family,
We pray that God will lift you up and give you strength as you deal with the loss of Sheila. She was such a joy. She lit up the...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Alicia & Davie Jacobs - Maumelle, AR
“Our deepest sympathies go to all of Sheila's family and friends. She was an amazing woman whose lessons will never be forgotten. Every word she...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Sue Johnson - North Little Rock, AR
“May the peace of God surround your family like a garrison during this tansition.
33 of 40 | Posted by: Amanda Robinson - Little Rock, AR
“RIP Sheila, you will be missed
34 of 40 | Posted by: Stephen Thomas - Greenbrier, AR
“Our thoughts are with you. She will be greatly missed.
35 of 40 | Posted by: J Wiggins - Little Rock, AR
“My husband, John Permenter, loved Sheila as a daughter and respected her so much during their years as Warrant Officers partners with the Pulaski...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Ann (Permenter) Kennedy - AR
“My sweet Aaron I am so sorry for your loss! I know how hard it is to lose a parent. God needed an angel so he called your Mom home. She will not have...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Nancy Alison Peters
“Sheila's homecoming is certainly our loss and Heavens gain. Sheila’s enthusiasm and encouragement with beekeeping will be missed. May the Holy...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Larry Kichler - Sherwood, AR
“I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Farley family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Sheila be foremost in your hearts and minds...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Herman Braggs - Oakland, CA
“Our thoughts and prayers go with you.
40 of 40 | Posted by: David Nicpan - Vilonia, AR
Sheila Kay (Mason) Farley, also known as Queen Sparkles Like a Diamond, age 52, went to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, April 12, 2013. She was born August 14, 1960 in Newport, Arkansas to Doris and Marvin Mason. Sheila grew up in Woodruff County in the Revel Community. She attended the Augusta Public Schools and graduated in 1978 from Augusta High School. She attended ASU Beebe, receiving an Associates Degree in 1980. She attended UALR and received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1982.
After graduation, Sheila worked for Pulaski County Sheriff's office. Later, she worked for First Division Circuit Court of Pulaski County and her last job was with Little Rock District Court 2nd Division (traffic court) as the Chief Probation Officer.
Sheila was a member of Crystal Hill Baptist Church, 2nd vice president of Arkansas Beekeepers Association, member of Lady Beekeepers of Arkansas, and organizer of Little Rock Girlfriends as well as a 4-H Leader in Pulaski for 14 years.
Sheila confronted cancer as she did all obstacles in her life, boldly, and honestly, with determination to see the good in every situation. Sheila had a passion for living life fully and enrolling others to share her passion and interests. Sheila loved to travel with friends and family. She has made new friends all over the world in her travels. She also loved learning from the honey bees. Her other interests include gardening, hiking, snows skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, reading good books with a cup of coffee and laughing with friends.
A favorite thing for Sheila was a weekend camp she organized for her great nieces and nephews annually to share her love of God and how to enjoy outdoor camping. She would teach the kids about teamwork, goal setting, and respecting others while helping to develop character traits of persistence, determination, honesty and compassion. Sheila has made a positive difference in the lives of all these children who were so special and loved by her. Sheila also impacted the lives of people of all ages with her positive, fun way she lived her life and shared her love for life.
Sheila was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Mason; and brothers, Gary and Jackie Mason. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Dale Farley; sons, Alex and Aaron Farley; mother, Doris Mason Klotz; sisters, Caroline Bryant of Little Rock, Marlene Kelley and husband George of Conway, Cindy Ball and husband Danny of Wynne; one brother, Richard Mason of Augusta; six nephews, Danny Ball, Jason Ball and wife Mary, Corey Mason, Marvin Kelley, Marshall Kelley and wife Teresa, and Nathan Kelley and wife Chrissy; two nieces, Amy Kay Wilson and husband Tim and Courtney Allen and husband Kory; fifteen great nephews; seven great nieces; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sheila also had so many dear close friends who supported and loved her everyday during her illness.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at UAMS for the care they provided during her times in the hospital. Also to the Hospice staff and those who cared for her personally, Vickie, Rose, Keith, Ryan, and the Chaplain.
Family and friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 15 at Crystal Hill Baptist Church, 18823 Crystal Valley Road, Little Rock, AR 72210. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Tuesday also at Crystal Hill Baptist Church. Interment will be 2:00 p.m.at Fakes Cemetery in McCrory, Arkansas under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.