Dorothy Armbrust

17 November , 193521 October , 2019

Dorothy Ann Armbrust passed away October 21, 2019. She was born November 17, 1934, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Victor and Zadie Little. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Harlan Little. She was co-owner of Wicks & Wax Gifts, North Little Rock. Her hobbies included her husband.

She was a member of Rose City Immanuel Baptist Church and current member of Central Baptist Church, North Little Rock. Survived by son, Ken Armbrust of North Little Rock; daughter, Shannon Armbrust of Marietta, Georgia; grandson, Seth Armbrust and wife Jaime and great grandson, John Thomas Armbrust of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her brother and sister in law, Vincent and Dolly Little of Sarasota, Florida. Joe and Dorothy Ann lived next door to each other in elementary school. In 4th grade, Joe looked across the driveway and told his cousin he was going to marry her. He stayed true to that course, dated only her and they married after high-school on August 21, 1954. They were married 65 years and Joe would often say he would never leave her side. This was true to the very moment they crossed into their eternal home hand in hand. They not only lived together but worked daily, side by side in their business. People rarely saw one without the other. Their hearts were focused on Jesus first which set in motion a lifetime of love, laughter, commitment and impact. The greatest gift they gave us was teaching us to love Jesus and serve God with joy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church, North Little Rock, AR on Somers Ave.


  • Visitation Saturday, 26 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 26 October , 2019


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Daryl and Charles Denison

26 October 2019

Joe and Dorothy were such a sweet Christian couple who we were fortunate to know and enjoy. Our grandson Seth was blessed to have them as his other set of grandparents; Ken and Shannon having them for parents. They always had a smile. Dorothy was a lovely woman who lit up as she laughed. We enjoyed visiting them in Wix and Wax when we were in L.R. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Comfort comes from knowing they are together with their Lord and Savior.
God bless.

Janet Eberle-Wilkins

25 October 2019

I remember when we were kids, Dorothy and Joe would treat us just like our others cousins that really were related to them. They were so very, very nice and had two great children - Ken and Shannon. My heart is broken but I look forward to seeing them again. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF TOMORROW, GOD IS ALREADY THERE. Love, Janet Eberle-Wilkins

Lori and Danny Pledger

24 October 2019

Ken and Shannon prayers for you in the loss of two wonderful people in our family may you cherish the memories .May God bless you during this difficult time .

Debbie and Dudley Peck

24 October 2019

Such a sweet wonderful lady. Always with a smile. I remember coming into Wicks and Wax when it was on Jacksonville Hwy. I had collected money from classmates to buy something special for our teacher. Pretty sure that I had less than $20, but I left there with a beautiful candle, holder, and flower ring. Looking back, there was no way I had enough money for it, but Dorothy made it happen! Sweet memories from Rose City Immanuel Baptist too.

Monica Huseman

23 October 2019

These two took care of all my gifts needs while I was Iraq. I shopped there for many, many years. They will be so missed! 😢