Beana Jack

The life of Mrs. Beana Green Jack began on July 22, 1917 in the Macedonia Community of East Columbia County, Ark. She was the youngest of nine children born to the late Marion W. Green and Mary Sims Green. She made her transition from this earthly life to eternal peace in Christ on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Macedonia Baptist Church under the pastoral care of the late Rev. John W. Neel. There she sang in the choir and was a faithful, active member in body and spirit. She attended Pine Grove School, a one room schoolhouse in Columbia County, Arkansas and other schools where her father taught. Beana was a 1935 Graduate of the Pine Hill High School.

As a young woman, she worked their family farm, raising cotton, vegetables and caring for her mother and grandmother after her father’s death. She was very proud of her achievements on their farm and of being able to care for her family.

In 1946, she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Deacon Willie Jack of Taylor, Ark., and they moved to Pine Bluff, Ark. They were happily married for fifty-three years. In 1949, under the leadership of Rev. Sidney Roberts she united with St. Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church. As a deaconess and an active member of the Adult Women’s number one Sunday School Class, she quietly and actively supported her husband in the ministry of the church.

She assisted her husband I their construction business and was a true “HELP MEET’. She was a wonderful homemaker and a meticulous housekeeper. After learning to sew in a sewing factory she made clothes for herself and others. She was known for caring for the sick and sharing with the elderly. She was active in exercising her civil rights, never missing the opportunity to vote in an election, general or local.

Having a love of reading and sharing the bible, she shared God’s word with anyone with whom she came in contact, always telling people “You must be born again, and everyone needs to know God for themselves.”

She was preceded in death by her siblings: seven brothers: John, Wiley, Charlie, Joe, Willie, Robert, and Caesar Green and one sister Beatrice Green James.

She is survived by 18 nieces and nephews and their families from the Green Family, four nieces and nephew and their families from the Jack Family, one brother-in-law Earl Jack of Taylor, Ark., and L. J. and Gloria Randle, whom she entrusted with her care and who lovingly cared for her since the death of her husband.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013 at St. Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Darren Edgerson, Sr. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Memorial Garden by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation will be Friday from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

The body will lie in state Saturday at the church from 9:45 a.m. until service time.

The family will be at 3300 West 16th Street, Pine Bluff.

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