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Eva Craig

August 6, 1934 — November 29, 2017

Eva Craig was the bouncing baby girl of nine born out of the love between young Will Taylor and Minnie Osborne Taylor on August 6, 1934 in Clay, Louisiana. By her being named after her grandmother, everyone knew she would be special. Eva accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a very young age. She was a life-long member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she served with the Macedonia Mission Society. After her family moved to Arkansas, Eva met the handsome Arch “Chevy” Craig and a true love story began. They were married on August 6, 1949 and this union resulted in five healthy children being born. Eva and Arch shared a 61 year love story filled with good and bad days, love and laughter. She was a part of the generation that counted motherhood as a virtue because a mother knew the difference between a house and a home. So her golden accomplishment in life was to make a loving home that would produce a tapestry of memories for which her family would forever cherish and relish. Arch loved Eva dearly and showered her and the kids with an abundance of love. He was a stalwart provider, giving Eva the opportunity to enjoy being a stay-home mother. Of all the notable titles she was a loving wife, a super mother, sweet grandmother, proud aunt and a true friend. She was a great cook and her home always impeccably clean was often the center for a relaxing atmosphere, plenty of food and laughter. She found that watching soap operas was pleasurable, as well as, relaxing. She would spend countless hours talking on the telephone about current events and just keeping in contact with her family and friends. Eva was a God fearing woman who believed in discipline and order. Her love for her family was unmeasurable. She said “what she meant and meant what she said”. She was great with numbers and was a walking calculator. Listening to music was a favorite pastime and three of her favorite artists were Mahalia Jackson (Trouble of the World), Deitrick Haddon (Sinner’s Prayer) and Etta James (I’d Rather Go Blind). To know her was to love her. She was a very honest and dependable person. Her word was  her bond and you had a friend when you had her. Although she is no longer present in body, her sweet memory and irreplaceable presence will never be forgotten. On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 she passed into the Lord's embrace. She was preceded in passing by her grandson, Donnie Juniel (August 28, 2000); her beloved husband, Arch Craig (February 22, 2010), her daughter, Phillis O. Juniel (May 23, 2016), her son, Willie Craig (October 15, 2017), her parents, siblings born to the union of Will and Minnie Taylor and best friend Ruth Craig. Those left to rejoice in her memory are her daughters, Eva Burks of Little Rock, AR, Morrice (Gregory) McKenzie of Sherwood, AR and Archie Craig of Little Rock, AR; son-in-law, W. C. Juniel of Bearden, AR; her beloved grandchildren, Steven (Susan) Craig, Shun D. Burks, Tyron (Deundra), Willie R. “Dell” Craig, Genista Juniel, Shanei Burks, Brandon Craig and Joshua McKenzie and eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Willie Jean Pigg of Sparkman, AR; an aunt, Annie Bell Jefferson of Sparkman, AR. She also leaves a brother-in-law, four sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the Macedonia Baptist Church Family.  
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Friday, December 8, 2017

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

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