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Eddie Mae Halton

June 2, 1934 — March 19, 2018

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Eddie Mae Halton began her journey on June 2, 1934 in Sparkman, Arkansas as the 5th child of Fred and Nancy Dunn Halton. She accepted Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at First Missionary Baptist Church in Sparkman under the pastorate of Rev. J. A. Allen. Eddie Mae served as an usher for several years and was a member of the choir. She attended the Sparkman Training School and as a young lady she learned the importance of working hard, enjoying life and most importantly, putting God and family first. Those early lessons would fortify the essence of her legacy.

Eddie Mae moved to Oakland, California and united with St. John Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Carl Anderson. She brought her training and experience from First Missionary Baptist Church as an usher to St. John. She worked in food services at the University of California, Berkeley for 17 years. After 38 years of living in California she moved back to Sparkman and reunited with First Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful choir member and a member of the mission department. She also was a member of the Greater Bradley District Choir.

She later moved to Seneca, South Carolina for a brief period to live with her youngest daughter. She united with St. Paul Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir. Eddie Mae was a fun loving and witty woman. She was very fashion forward; loving to dress and accessorize any outfit that she wore. Family was important to her and she always had a love for Arkansas. She later relocated to Arkadelphia with her daughter and united with Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Shepherd. She embraced her church family and loved the fellowship. She was a believer in “treating others, as you would have them to treat you”. Anyone that knew Eddie Mae knew that she loved a good conversation.

The hands of God put aside Eddie Mae’s earthly trials and granted her an eternity of peace, rest and freedom from pain. On Monday, March 19, 2018 the Lord called her home realizing that there is a time and a season for everything! She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Debra Oliver (September 4, 1993); four sisters, Eloise Harrison, Verlee Austin, Rose Halton, and Roxie Bateman; three brothers, Joe Halton, H.B Halton and Horace Halton.

Her love will live on in the hearts of: her daughters, Lois F. Dickson (Thelbert Jones) of Arkadelphia and Yvonne Johnson (Ben) Seneca, SC; her grandchildren, Tonya Teague of Sacramento, CA, Stanley R. Oliver of Batesville, MS, Jason T. Oliver of Oakland, CA, Brittney Johnson of Charlotte, NC and Briana Johnson of Seneca, SC; her great-grandchildren, Ashanti, Emunti, Curtis, Amaya, and Chloe; two sisters, Maelene Harrison of Arkadelphia, AR and Loretha Eason of Sparkman, AR and one brother, Freddie Halton of San Francisco, CA. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members; special friends, Rev. A. S. and Edna Newburn and numerous other friends.

Public visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.at the funeral home. A celebration of her life will be shared at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Dr. Lewis A. Shepherd, Jr., pastor and Rev. Louis A. Craig, eulogist. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Sparkman, Arkansas.
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Friday, March 23, 2018

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

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