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Myra "Tuttie" G. Releford

January 11, 1955September 9, 2020
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Myra “Tuttie” G. Releford, 65 0f Fort Smith, passed away September 9, 2020 in her home. She was born January 11, 1955 in Fort Smith to the late Paul Eugene and Estella Valarie Releford. She was a Baptist. She earned a nursing certificate and formerly worked for the Area Agency on Aging and had also worked for Planters. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Carter and Patricia Mays; a brother, Paul Eugene Releford and Jessie Bradley, who was like a granddaughter to her, and son-in-law Bryant Crocker.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oak Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith.

She is survived by two daughters, Karesha Crocker of Fort Smith and Tamanika Roberts of Columbus, OH; her son, Ronald E. Dixon, Jr. of Houston TX; two sisters, Mildred Releford and LaDonna Jackson, both of Fort Smith; four brothers, Joe Nathan Releford, Billy Joe Releford, Gary Wayne Releford and Michael Wayne Releford, all of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren; Ryneka Church, Kamiyah Giddens, Chauncey Dixon, Dezerea Dixon, Devany Roberts, Natasha Roberts and Estelle Roberts, her three great grandchildren; Aniyah Davis, Ke'mariea Harris and Ka'marian Dixon, along with Hannah Harmon and Latoya Parks, who were like granddaughters to her. She is also survived by her life partner and forever friend, George A.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Acklin, Maurice Wilson, Malcom Steward, Ricky Smith, Kenneth Smith, Troy Tate, Poochie and Troy Tate.

Public Viewing will be from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Paul Eugene Releford, Father (deceased)
  • Estella Valarie Brewer Releford, Mother (deceased)
  • Helen Carter, Sister (deceased)
  • Patricia Mays, Sister (deceased)
  • Paul Eugene Releford, Brother (deceased)
  • Jessie Bradley, Was like a granddaughter to her. (deceased)
  • Bryant Crocker, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Lifelong Partner & Forever Friend, George A.
  • Karesha Croker, Daughter
  • Tamanika Roberts, Daughter
  • Ronald E. Dixon, Jr., Son
  • Mildred Releford, Sister
  • LaDonna Jackson, Sister
  • Joe Nathan Releford, Brother
  • Billy Joe Releford, Brother
  • Gary Wayne Releford, Brother
  • Michael Wayne Releford, Brother
  • Ryneka Church, Grandchild
  • Kamiyah Giddens, Grandchild
  • Chauncey Dixon, Grandchild
  • Dezerea Dixon, Grandchild
  • Devany Roberts, Grandchild
  • Natasha Roberts, Grandchild
  • Estelle Roberts, Grandchild
  • Aniyah Davis, Great Grandchild
  • Ke'mariea Harris, Great Grandchild
  • Ka'marian Dixon, Great Grandchild
  • Hannah Harmon, Was like a granddaughter to her.
  • Latoya Parks, Was like a granddaughter to her.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Marcus Acklin
  • Maurice Wilson
  • Malcom Steward
  • Ricky Smith
  • Kenneth Smith
  • Poochie
  • Troy Tate

Services

  • Viewing

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Memories

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Jeannie Jones

September 15, 2020

Deepest Condolence to your family. May God be with you at this time.

RIP "Tootie"

Valerie Flurry-Bedell

September 14, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. The family is in my prayers. Tuttie will be missed. One of my memories is that she always made sure I was ok and fed when I came to Granny's house. She was just fun to be around.
RIL Cousin!

GARY A WHITE

September 14, 2020

I CAN ONLY SAY HOW MUCH I LOVED HER AND HOW MUCH I RESPECTED HOW SHE LIVED HER LIFE. MY POSITIVE MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE HOW SHE SAID MY FULL NAME NO MATTER WHAT SHE WAS SAYING ABOUT ME SHE WOULD SAY MY FULL NAME. SHE WILL NEVER HAVE A CHANCE TO BE MISSED BECAUSE I WILL ALWAYS CARRY HER SPIRIT WITH ME.

Rev. Rita (Dooley) Jackson

September 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. Growing up in Fort Smith, the Releford family were like family. Tutti was loved and will be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Draw strength and comfort from God.. God is the way through this difficult time.

Love,
Rita

Stanley Whitmore

September 13, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with this family in this time of grief and temporary separation. know that God in time will dry all tears and mend all broken hearts...May this time be used to draw us closer to God and closer to one another. I pray Gods peace, power, and protection over the lives of all those who will be traveling to share in this home going service...

Pastor
Stanley Whitmore

Patricia Reeves

September 13, 2020

To the immediate family, as I am and so many more are extended family, may you allow Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ be All that you need Him to be at this time! Time will lessen the pain, but the love never dies! My prayers are with you!
Cousin Pat

Janeen Murrell

September 13, 2020

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Terry Jennings

September 12, 2020

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Jerry , Terry Jennings and Family

Carl Jordan Jr.

September 12, 2020

Deepest Condolence to the Releford family.
Love You All♥️
Your Cousins, The Jordan & Ferguson families

Janice Samms

September 12, 2020

Wow I still cannot believe you are gone . My bestfriend .my sister and my family .We shared a lifetime of memories . I will always cherish. You have been a definition of a true real friend. Will always love you and miss you . Wow just hard to accept your gone. I'm going to really miss you . We had been hanging tough since we were children . Im enclosing my deepest condolences to the rest of your family . Sending them love and light .

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