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Heather LaRae Ferguson
December 29, 1981 - May 28, 2022

Heather Ferguson of Trumann, AR departed this life on Saturday, May 28, 2022  in Trumann at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 29 days. She was born Tuesday, December 29, 1981 in Jonesboro and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann.  She was a teacher, 2000 graduate of Trumann High School, loved sports, taking pictures and shopping.  Holds the scoring record for girls basketball at Trumann High School, triple-crowned her Sr. year, and a member of the Martin Chapel Assembly of God in London, AR.  She was preceded in death by  her grandfathers, Kenneth Simmons and Paul Gairhan.       She is survived by her daughter, Reice Doke of Jonesboro; parents, Jerry and Beverly Simmons Ferguson of London, AR, grandmothers, Elaine Simmons of Trumann and Joyce Gairhan of Nashville, TN and one brother, Jeremy (Sarah) Ferguson, and niece, Kendyll Ferguson of Trumann.       A Celebration of Life service will be Friday, June 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Friendship Assembly of God, 1771 AR 163, Jonesboro, AR, with Rev. Jerry Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Friendship Assembly of God.      Pallbearers will be Wayne King, Rian King, Revis Kemper, Kevin Simmons, Logan Despain and Shannon Walker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Skaggs and Chad Bishop.       In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional.       Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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June 3, 2022
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Friendship Assembly of God

Jonesboro, AR 72401

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June 3, 2022
02:00 PM

Friendship Assembly of God

Jonesboro, AR 72401

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  1. Beverly Adams, Jonesboro, AR says

    I only met Heather one time. Her daughter Reice and my granddaughter Charlee are best friends and I was dropping Reice and Charlee off at Target to meet up with Heather. I have read many of her friends comment on her infectious smile and contagious laugh. I am so impressed how many people loved her and spoke so highly of her! I was able to experience her smile and laugh the one and only time I met her and I’ll never forget it or her! Every time I go to Target I think about that meeting. Her funeral service was beautiful. Her father honored her with love and admitation and there was standing room only. Rest In Peace Heather ????

  2. Bryan Norris, Batesville says

    Heather and family, I am terribly sorry to learn of this tragedy. Heather was a fantastic person in so many ways! She was always so kind to me and everyone else. Gone far too soon! My best to the family, no words will mend this loss but at least you got to know a beautiful person more than most! Bryan Norris

  3. Diane Chambers, Trumann,Arkansas says

    Jeremy, I’m very sorry for your loss also you have been on my heart today. I’m praying for you.

  4. Brenda Rickel, Springfield,MO. says

    Prayers for your family, Jerry & Beverly Brenda Rickel

  5. Tamara Grady, Navarre, Florida says

    Heather knew me as Coach-ett when she was young and I helped coach her in basketball. Time passed, she grew up and we seldom saw each other. When we would run into each other what joy it was to reminisce about the good ol’days of her youth. I moved to Florida 6 years ago. When you do that you have to find all new doctors, I’m old, lol. Anyway, as I am meeting a particular doctor for the first time she ask me where I was from. I told her Trumann, AR. She said she was from Marion AR. We began to chat and all of a sudden she said, “Do you know Heather Ferguson”? I smiled and said absolutely! This doctor began to tell me how kind Heather had always been to her, no matter who won or lost the games. She ask me if I remembered how Heather dribbled, we both cracked up! See Heather got by with palming that ball as she dribbled it like she was a pro, seldom got called for it. We were both smiling from ear to ear by then end of the conversation, all because of a beautiful girl named Heather who brought light wherever she was. Heather brought nothing but joy to my life, and last year I got to spend a week with her lovely daughter, my heart nearly exploded. Heather will be missed, that goes without saying, but she is with Jesus now and his light shines through her now for all of eternity. How blessed I was to have spent time with Heather, how blessed I am to have known her, how grateful I am that a very long time ago I was Coach-ett to her and she was a silly, funny, beautiful, caring, basketball playing fool that was such a pleasure to watch on the court. This world is less because you are gone sweet girl, but Heaven shines just a little brighter because you are HOME.

  6. Anna Middleton, Yukon OK says

    To be absent from this life is to be face to face with Jesus ?? Heavens angels are rejoicing! What a day that will be when we are all reunited in the presence of The King! My thoughts, Love and prayers to all the family, always!

  7. Laquita , Russellville says

    So sorry for you and your family. I pray God gives you His Peace that passes all human understanding and pray it will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. God bless you.

  8. Connie King, Murfreesboro, TN says

    Dear Jerry, Beverly and all the family I am so sad to learn of your loss. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be. I remember meeting her at your son’s wedding several years ago. Looking at her picture and reading the postings, she was a beautiful person. May your many memories bring you much comfort and joy and the Lord fill your void with his promises as only he can do. My sincere prayers are with you. God bless, Connie King

  9. Claudine Sparks, Jonesboro says

    Sending my love along with my my prayers, to let you know I really do care. I would be with you I have fallen and broke my hip.

  10. Claudine Sparks, Jonesboro says

    Sending my love along with my prayers, to let you know I care. Elaine I would be with you today, but I have fallen and broke my hip. All my love! Claudine Sparks

  11. Jennifer Roach, Frisco Texas says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family!!!! My heart is just broken! Heather had the biggest smile and heart!! Her laugh was infectious. She was the bravest woman I’ve ever known!!! Forever in my heart Jennifer Kemper Irvine

  12. Sharon Hopkins, Brookland, AR says

    Jeremy and all the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I rem we mover Heather as a very young girl horseshowing with my daughter….the two Heathers!! May God wrap his loving arms around you all and comfort you all.

  13. Donna Simmons Skelly, Jefferson City Missouri says

    Beverly, so sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was a blessing and beautiful person. Saying prayers for your family.


    Heather my sweet friend, you will be forever missed! Rest in peace in your Glorious Heavenly Home!

  15. Jamilyn Crouch, Harrisburg says

    I am so sad to hear about Heather's passing. She always made me smile with her bubbly and contagiously loving personality. I recently saw her at Walmart and she was so excited to begin her new chapter in life. My prayers are for her family, that God's grace and peace will fill your hearts and ease your pain. Sincerely, Jami

  16. Diane Chambers, Trumann says

    Jerry, Beverly & Reice, Thank you for bringing such a beautiful human being into this world. She definitely touched my life she was my friend,a light of God and someone who will live in my heart forever I will never forget Heather I love you all very much May God help you get through this.

  17. Kirby and Kimberly Lee, Russellville says

    So sorry for your loss , Heaven gained an angel . We miss you Heather until we meet again . Love from , Kirby , Kimberly and Liam Lee

  18. Elaine Parker, London Arkansas says

    Such a sweet lady with a friendly and loving attitude that no one can ever forget loved you Heather

  19. Ron and Linda Maxwell, says

    Very fond memories of this sweet girl??

  20. Skip & Linda Hogue, Jonesboro says

    Jerry & Beverly, we are both so sorry for your loss. Heather was a beautiful young lady, and the same age as our son. May God grant you the strength to carry you through this most difficult time. Sending prayers to your families!

  21. Lisa Boyd, Jonesboro Ar says

    Dear Jerry ,Beverly ,Jeremy ,Reice and the entire family my deepest sympathies are extended to you all and may God bring you peace and comfort as only he can and wrap his mighty arms around you all during this most difficult time. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers . Lisa

  22. Terry , says

    Heather, I will never ever forget you! We always said to each other “I saw you the other night “ you looked beautiful,every time we saw each other! What a sweet little girl you were. We always made tee shirts with puff paint. You grew up to be a wonderful woman! I love you! Terry

  23. Robin Clark , Jonesboro says

    I worked with Heather at Dillard’s. She was so loving and sweet. She never left me without a hug and telling me that she loved me. I will miss her smile and laughter. Prayers for the family through this difficult time. I love you Heather. Fly high baby girl until we meet again.

  24. Gary and Rheba Crotts, Lamar says

    We are so sorry for your loss. We love yall and are praying for your peace and well being

  25. Nathon Wells, Jonesboro Arkansas says

    You where a very special individual. I loved to watch you play basketball. You will be truly missed.

  26. Johnnie Kendall, Jonesboro says

    Sending condolences

  27. Tammy Skolarski , Russellville says

    Heather you will be truly missed! Your smile, laughter and beautiful heart. RIP my friend!! Soar high with the angels. Love you more!!!

  28. Lisa Davies, Trumann says

    Your in our prayers and May God comfort you all!

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