Della Mae Tucker

July 8, 1936August 24, 2018
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Della Mae Douthit Tucker, 82, of Gentry, Arkansas passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, August 24, 2018. She was born on July 8, 1936 to Lee and Zona Douthit of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. With the arrival of her grandchildren she became Mama Del to almost everyone, and that stuck.

She was an avid reader, a gifted seamstress, and a talented painter. She was funny and fun loving. She loved animals, traveling, fishing, cooking, thrifting, writing letters, working puzzles, and playing games, but nothing topped the love she displayed for her family.

She adored her family, and the feeling is mutual. She had the rare gift to recognize only the good in others. She brought people together with her true servant’s heart. Whether it was planning the Bingo reunions or cooking a meal to feed an army, she was one of the most generous and unselfish people this world has ever known.

At a young age Mama Del trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior. She was a beloved member of her women’s Bible study for many years, and she was confident in the care of her Lord even during her final days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Berry Tucker Jr., siblings Marie Clark, Hubert Douthit, Eunice Rose, Valerie Tenbrook, Johnnie Douthit, Dee Owens, David Douthit, and three great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Pat Jones of Gentry; three children, Dee Criswell of Gentry, David Tucker (Martha) of Gentry, and Donna Hughes (Raymond) of Alexander; six grandchildren, Rob Owens (Shannon), Leslee Foreman (Tommy), Andrew Tucker (Suhana), Allison Thornton (Matt), Aimee Hubmann (Randy), and Jim Criswell Jr.; fourteen great grandchildren; one great great grandson, and a large extended family who will miss her dearly.

Visitation: Monday, August 27th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pinecest Funeral Home. Funeral service: Tuesday, August 28th, 1:00 p.m. at North Bryant Baptist Church, Bro. Matt Thornton officiating. Graveside service to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.


  • Matthew Hamilton
  • Randy Hubmann
  • Jason Owens
  • Wes Robertson
  • Andrew Tucker
  • Billy Tucker


  • Visitation Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Edwin Douthit

August 25, 2018

Always with a smile on her face, and showing that she genuinely cared about each and every person she encountered. She was the kind of person we all should strive to be, because if we could the world would be a much better place to live in. You will be greatly missed Aunt Del. We have, did and will always love and miss you.

Betty Jo Rose

August 24, 2018

Del was so precious to many including me! She was loving, caring, always upbeat despite her last illness. She was a joy to be around,. She and her sisters spent one Easter with us & joined us hiding & finding eggs. The first time I met her was in a visit with small children to their home with their three. She had everything organized beautifully & we had a great time. And having family reunion at their Little Rock home, with a trip to the a Grand Ole Opry with winnings from a horse race, 3 car loads no less. And her own admittance about cooking when she first got married (she didn’t know rice needed to be cooked before adding it to hamburger meat). It didn’t take long, tho, before she became an excellent cook! May God be with each of her loved ones now & always.