Christabell Gilcreast – 1920-2024

Christabell Gilcreast – 1920-2024
Christabell Wildy Gilcreast, 104, of Marvell, Ark. passed away February 3, 2024, at the Baptist Health Nursing Home in Little Rock, Ark. She was born February 1, 1920, to George and Marvella Wildy in Holly Grove, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; and her husband, Conway Gilcreast. Christabell completed her high school education at Eliza Miller High School in Helena, Ark. Christabell would receive her B.S. degree from Arkansas AM&N, now known as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Christabell was an educator for 37 years in the Marvell School District in Phillips County, Ark., where she earned numerous certifications in teaching and was a strong advocate for education.
Christabell leaves to cherish her memory: nephews, Lee A. Williams of Saginaw, Mich., Alonzo (Susan) Williams, Sr. of Little Rock, Ark.; and nieces, Delora Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Erma Jean Williams of Naperville, Illinois. She also leaves to cherish her memory a host of beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services will be held Saturday February 10, 2024, 11 a.m., at Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home 1200 S. Chester St Little Rock, Ark. 72202. (501) 372-1305. The family will have a private burial.

4 thoughts on “Christabell Gilcreast – 1920-2024”

  • Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

  • We would like to extend our deepest and sincere condolences to family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen each of you during this difficult phase of life’s journey. Childhood reflections of cousin Christabell visiting and having fellowship with our grandmother (Charity Longstreet) and aunt (Bertha Jones) are entrenched in our minds, hearts, and spirits forever…

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-14: “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.”

  • Praise God for a life well lived. Dr. Alonzo and Susan we are praying for you @ Faithful Temple Church.

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