Gloria Hecht


JONESBORO — Gloria J. Hecht, 69, of Jonesboro passed from this life Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 20, 1951, in Dearborn, Mich., to the late John and Donna Bell.

Gloria has lived in Jonesboro for over 20 years and was of Christian faith, but also attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

She loved gardening, but her greatest joy was spending time with and caring for her family.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her brothers, Glenn Bell and Chuck Bell, as well as a brother-in-law, Phillip Patterson.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Hecht of the home; sons, Gaylon Wesley Brown of Jonesboro and David Brown of Hardy; daughters, Donna Brown of Trumann, Lisa Silvestros and Lori (Luke) Karavolis, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brother, Gary Bell of Trumann; sister, Patricia Patterson of Trumann; as well as 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Emerson Funeral Home with a rosary said at 6:30 p.m. performed by the Rev. Alphonse Gollapalli.

A Christian funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Shane Fore officiating. Burial will be private.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Blake Carter, Dawson Brown, Michael Bell, Jeff Stevens, Darrick Stevens and Jamie Stevens.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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