Mrs. Edith Lirline Bartee Jones
82 went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 8, 2009. Mrs. Bartee was born to the union of Thomas and Nancy Jones in Earl, Arkansas. Mrs. Bartee attended school in Dell, Arkansas. Mrs. Bartee met and married Mr. Howard Bartee Jr. in Blytheville, Arkansas. She proudly obtained her Nurse’s Aid Certification in the Philippine Islands. She was dedicated to her family and worked diligently throughout her life taking care of her family, never turning away anyone in need, and never letting a neighborhood child go hungry. Mrs. Bartee confessed a hope in Christ at an early age joining the First Baptist Church in Dell, Arkansas. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona she became a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. C. N. Hall where she served on the Usher Board for many years, later attending The Abundant Life Church under Rev. Milton Pleasant until her health failed. Edith Lirline Bartee was a dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and has many to cherish her memories: She will be greatly missed by friends and relatives and especially her six children Tommie, Jewel Willams Danny Sr., Christine B. Brown Fred, Ron, Rick Jennifer, and Kelvin Holly Mrs. Bartee is the loving grandmother to Lamont, Danny Jr., Marrett, Shontae, George, Alexandra, Kevin, Ashley, Sarah, Kristin, Tatianna, Milo, Dante, Damian and Great Grandmother to Hunter, Logan, Ashley, Tashon, Stacion and Alasahire. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 15, 2009 from 9:00-10:00 am, with a Funeral Service at 10:00 am, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Interment will follow at 12:30 pm, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.