OBITUARY

Prima Donna Jones

June 11, 1947May 14, 2019
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Prima Donna Jones, 71, of North Little Rock, passed away at home on May 14, 2019. Donna was born on June 11, 1947, in Shreveport, LA, to Tellie and Alene Bates.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Michael. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Walthall (Chris), brothers, Greg and Gary Bates and many beloved nieces and nephews. Donna had 25 years of Federal Service with the Railroad Retirement Board, serving in the Shreveport and Little Rock offices. Donna loved to craft, loved the beach, flamingos and the color pink. Most of all she loved her family. She had a special, lifelong bond with her daughter Leslie, and was a mother figure to her younger brothers and nephew, Cory Bates. Her unique humor and wit will be missed by all who loved her.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 18th at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road, NLR. Please share your memories of Donna with her family online at www.griffinleggettresthills.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Tellie w. Bates, Father
  • Alene Driggers, Mother
  • Michael Bates, Brother
  • Leslie Walthall, Daughter
  • Chris Walthall, Son-in-law
  • Greg Bates, Brother
  • Gary Bates, Brother
  • Cory Bates, Nephew
  • Donna also is survived by many other beloved nieces, nephews and friends

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019

Memories

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Joe Badolato

May 17, 2019

Deepest condolences to your entire family. May the Lord watch over your family and may you rest in peace.

Friend of Leslie

Barrie Stephenson

May 17, 2019

I’ll never forget painting the apartment walls pink! All the laughs and probably a few tears. I know I was so sad when y’all up and left me to move to Arkansas. But I always enjoyed coming to visit you always made me feel welcomed and loved. I will miss you 😘. I just have to keep remembering that when we lose someone we love we gain a guardian angel to watch over us. Love Barrie

Greg Bates

May 16, 2019

Donna I was blessed to have the best sister in the world, I’m surly going miss you . Love you . Go rest high on that mountain Donna for your work on earth is through. Love Greg , Susie

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Donna as a child in Maine

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Alene and baby Donna

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Donna, with a wig

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Donna and baby Leslie

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Donna and young Michael

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Donna, Michael and baby Greg

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Donna as a child in Maine

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Alene and baby Donna

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Donna, with a wig

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Donna and baby Leslie

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Donna and young Michael

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Donna, Michael and baby Greg

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Donna and young Gary, Greg and Leslie

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Diva Donna

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Donna and Nina, feeding the ducks