Obituary: Mildred Elizabeth “Liz” (Howell) Mabry


Mildred Elizabeth “Liz” Mabry, 72, of Batesville, departed this life on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.  She was born in Sumner, Mississippi on Dec. 11, 1947, to Earnest L and Mildred Flowers Howell.

She attended Memphis State University and during her working years she was a business owner in the used car industry.

Mildred was noted as being a “good cook”, loved to play games on the iPad, enjoyed unsolved mysteries and murder stories, loved gardening and flowers.  Her favorite flower was elephant ears.  She loved her family especially the grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Sammy, Arthur, and Haywood Howell, sisters, Eloise Jenkins and Martha Briscoe, and great-granddaughter, Julianna Mabry.

She is survived by her son, Justin Mabry, and wife Racheal, of Proctor; daughter, Michelle Burke, and husband Richard, of Batesville; sister, Linda Howell Wilkes, and husband, Bruce, of Courtland, Mississippi; grandchildren, Jordan, Jennifer and husband James, Jessica and husband Justin, Justin, Jr., Robert and wife, Breanna, Dalton, and Courtney; great-grandchildren, Kaydence, Karmon, Makenzie, Kayne, Keylee, Zoey, Suzanna, Abigail, and Caigen.  She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family.

A Funeral Service Service will be Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in the Doty Southside Funeral Chapel, 2180 Batesville Blvd. Southside, with Dr. D. L. Spurlin officiating.

Visitation service will be prior to the service at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will be at the Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee with Bruce Wilkes officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Mabry, Dalton Mabry, Quincy Cook, Lee Wood, James Thompson, Justin Gardner, Justin C. Mabry, Jr.,

We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health for COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions in practicing social distancing, requiring facial coverings, and limiting indoor attendance.

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