Helen Louise James-Robinson, age 89, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022, in Wickes, Arkansas. She was born September 17, 1933, in Bristow, Oklahoma, to the late Milo Clark Smith and Katherine Wuanita Mayberry Smith. Mrs. James-Robinson was an accounting clerk by profession and retired from the Tyson Food Company.
She was married to Mr. “J.D.” James, January 3, 1949, until his passing on November 27, 1991. She later remarried to L.A. Robinson Jr. on February 12, 1994, until his passing on January 4, 2016. She was a devoted member of the Wickes Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, working puzzles, and word search books, and playing Free Cell on her computer.
But above all else she loved time spent with her family. Mrs. Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Milo Clark Smith and Katherine Wuanita Mayberry Smith, her first husband, Mr. J.D. James; her second husband, L.A. Robinson Jr.; sisters, Carolyn, Virginia, Mary, and Lillie Mae; grandchildren, Dana Denise Coffee and Phillip Stephen Coffee. She is survived by her children; Linda Jewell James Reynolds of Little Rock, Arkansas, Bobby Ray James and wife Gerry of Grannis, Arkansas, Margaret Ann James Coffee and husband John of Texarkana, Arkansas, Michael David James and wife Nelda of Wickes, Arkansas, Thomas Danivay James and wife SheriLe of Wickes, Arkansas; 18 grandchildren, Jerry Wayne, Darrell, Jeffery, Jason, Gary Don, Dustin, Bo Ryan, Lisa Brenda, Glenda, Karen, Brittany, Sandra, Stephen, Susie, Thomas, Walter, and Jimmy ; 32 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Joann Smith Johnson of Locksburg, Arkansas, Joyce June Smith La Rose of Bakersfield, California; several nieces and nephews, and other family and friends too numerous to mention. Services for Mrs.
Helen Louise James-Robinson will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2022, at the Wickes Church of the Nazarene. Brother Leon McClesky and Brother Jon Newlin will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Daniels Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas. Visitation is general. Pallbearers are Gary Don James, Jeffery James, Jason Coffee, Dustin James, Bo James, and Darrell Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Wayne James, and Anthony Sanders.