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Tonya Newman-Jackson

January 7, 1977 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 44)


Tonya Newman-Jackson, 44 of Helena, AR,  passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Helena Regional Medical Center in Helena, AR.

Tonya was born January 7, 1977 in Helena, Arkansas to Cleve Newman Sr. and Stella Nickles Newman.

Tonya accepted Christ as her Lord & Savior at the age of 15 at Bethlehem Church of Helena, AR.

Tonya received her education from the Helena-West Helena Public Schools. She was a member of the Central High School graduating Class of 1995.

Tonya was proceeded in death by her parents, & her sisters: Jamie Vineyard and Sharon Brown.Survivors are: Husband, Robert Jackson SR. of Helena, AR; children: Jennifer “Big Baby” Jackson, Jasmine Jackson, Robert Jackson JR, & Alanah J Lewis. Sisters: Rhonda Newman of Robinsonville, MS, Crystal Thomas (Walter) of Little Rock, AR. Brothers: Anthony Riley (Stephanie) of South Carolina, Darron Newman (Annissa) of New Orleans, LA, Cleve Newman JR of New Orleans, LA, Chris Newman of Helena, AR. Mother-in-law: Jewel Perry. Sister-in-laws: Joanne Speed & Dorothy Hilliard. Brother-in-law: James Jackson (Christine). Aunts: Mary Daniels, Lebrady Lillie, & Emma Newman. Best Friend: Annie Blue. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends and associates.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11AM at Beautiful Zion MBC 218 Pontotoc St. Helena, AR 72342 Pastor Danny Robinson officiating. Bishop Sean Daniels eulogist.

Repass: PLMD Center, Helena Crossing

All attendees will be required to wear face masks.

Services entrusted to:
Heavenly Rest Funeral Home
809 South Main St.
Searcy, AR 72143
“Serving Your Family With A Banner Of Love, Dignity, & Respect.”


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August 28, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Funeral Service
August 28, 2021

11:00 AM

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