Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Berma Lois Green

August 24, 1931November 6, 2019

Berma Lois Green, devoted wife and mother, passed away November 6, 2019. She was originally from Greenwood, Arkansas. She considered Fort Smith, Arkansas her home after she graduated from Greenwood High School. She continued her education in Fort Smith and went to business school.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin L. Green, who was an attorney in Fort Smith; her parents, Ethel (Webb) and Rufus Jones; and nine siblings living to adulthood: Esther (Jones) Joiner, Webb Jones, Annie (Jones) Mclellan, Glen Jones, Wayne Jones, Paul Jones, Edwin Jones, twins Theral Jones and Terral Jones. She also had an infant sibling who lived for twenty-three days.

She loved everyone including her in-laws on both sides of her family, and the many family descendants (past, present and future). She loved the special friends she made while working in the Records Department as a deputy sheriff with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Department. She also loved the special friends she made over her lifetime.

She is survived by her loving and caring daughter, Marla Lacy Green-Rodgers, of Gulfport, Mississippi, who believes that her mother’s love has been the sweetest love of her life.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 5 PM – 7PM at Edwards Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Edwards Chapel with burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Following the burial, the family will receive friends in the Azealia Room at Creekmore Park. Memorials may be sent to help cure Alzheimer’s Disease at support.brightfocus.org.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com


  • Martin L. Green, Husband (deceased)
  • Marla Lacy Green-Rodgers, Daughter
  • Ethel (Webb) Jones, Mother (deceased)
  • Rufus Jones, Father (deceased)
  • Esther (Jones) Joiner, Sister (deceased)
  • Webb Jones, Brother (deceased)
  • Annie (Jones) Mclellan, Sister (deceased)
  • Glen Jones, Brother (deceased)
  • Wayne Jones, Brother (deceased)
  • Paul Jones, Brother (deceased)
  • Edwin Jones, Brother (deceased)
  • Theral Jones and Terral Jones, Twins (deceased)
  • Berma also had an infant sibling who lived for twenty-three days.



  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 13, 2019


  • Burial


Berma Lois Green

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Connie Skinner Reynolds

November 14, 2019

Dear Marla,
So very sorry to hear about your sweet mom. Fond childhood memories with our families come streaming back. I always looked forward to spending time with you, Berma and Uncle Martin. I still remember those ducks on your living room wall that (according to your dad) mysteriously flew away and came back from time to time! Ha! Berma would just smile and shake her head when he told that story.
May the sweet memories of her give you comfort during this difficult time.

Much love and hugs,
Connie Skinner Reynolds
Plano, TX

Bruce and Brenda Vick

November 11, 2019

Dear Marla
We were so sorry to learn of Berma's passing. I have wonderful memories of her living next to my parents. She was always so kind and thoughtful to them. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the visitation or service. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You were a wonderful daughter to Berma and she always spoke so highly of you. She was very proud of you.

Bruce and Brenda

Phil Jones

November 11, 2019

When I think of Aunt Berma, I think what a wonderful, fun loving, and caring person. Whenever we made the trek from California to visit the family in Arkansas, a visit with Aunt Berma ( & of course Martin) was always in order. Aunt Berma thought the world of Margaret & Wayne and I know the feeling was mutual. She was a real help to my mother after she relocated to Fort Smith in 1976 after my dad had died.
One really fun memory for both my sister and I was when Burma, along with two friends, arrived at our home in California. This must have been about 1956 in the summertime. They drove up in this very cool canary yellow convertible with the top down. They were dressed to kill, and really glammed out with their sunglasses and colorful scarfs. I recall thinking, WOW! what a cool set of wheels and beauty queens too! They looked like something straight out of Hollywood! They paid us a visit and then headed off to the Magic Kingdom in Anaheim.
Great Memories!

Phil Jones & Donna Davis