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JOHNNIE MAE RUCKER-CRUTCH

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Obituary

 

(WATCH THE 15 MINUTE VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM, YOU MAY NEED TO TURN OFF MUSIC  ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN IF IT CONTINUES PLAYING WHILE WATCHING THE VIDEO)

 

DEAR JOHNNIE-MAE,
YOU WERE BORN AS A LOVE CHILD ON FEBUARY 14TH 1966 IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN TO YOUR PARENTS THELMA RUSS (DECEASED) AND JOHN B. RUCKER (DECEASED). YOUR SUNSET WAS OCTOBER 15TH 2022 (AGE 56). BEFORE YOUR SUNSET AT AN EARLY AGE YOU MOVED TO CAMDEN, ARKANSAS, WITH YOUR SIBLINGS MARILYN RIDEOUT, DEBRA ANDERSON (KENNY), ELOISE RUSS, TRACY RUCKER,

NORA BROWN (WILL), ISAIAH RUCKER (DECEASED), JOSHUA RUCKER (QUANTIA), SUSIE CRUTCH (JERRY)AND SOON THELMA V. RUCKER, ELLA MOLA RUCKER, ELIZA RUCKER (STEVE), AND BERNICE RUCKER, WOULD ACCOMPANY YOUR LIFE.

IN MAY 2022 YOU BURIED YOUR MOTHER IN CAMDEN. SHE LEFT YOUR SIBLINGS AND ALSO YOUR HALF SIBLINGS DIANA RUCKER, REGINIA SMITH, NOAH RUCKER, PHILLIP HOBBS, JERRY RUSS.


YOU GRADUATED FROM CAMDEN HIGH IN 1984 WITH I ASSUME GOOD GRADES BECAUSE YOU THEN WENT TO SOUTHERN ARKANSAS

UNIVERSITY (SAU) AND STUDIED BUSINESS, BEAUTY, AND DENTAL ASSISTANCE. YOU ACHIEVED YOUR DENTAL ASSISTANT LICENSE, NAIL TECH LICENSE AND SOON YOUR ASSOCIATE IN BUSINESS.

IN COLLEGE YOU ALSO MET YOUR HUSBAND DAVID B. CRUTCH, WHICH HOW YOU TOLD ME WAS A LOVE STORY FOR THE BOOKS. YOU SAID YOU WERE WALKING ON CAMPUS WITH YOUR FRIEND WHEN YOU SAW HIM. HE LOOKED LIKE A NERD R&B ARTIST THAT YOU LIKED AT THE TIME. HE LOOKED AT YOU AND YOU LOOKED TOO AS HE PASSED. RIGHT AFTER YOU EACH TURNED AROUND TO TAKE ONE MORE LOOK AND SMILED
AT ONE ANOTHER. SOME TIME HAD PASSED SINCE YOU’VE SEEN HIM, AND ONE MORNING YOU WERE STANDING IN THE RAIN BECAUSE YOUR CAR BROKE DOWN. A CAR PULLS UP, LETTING THE WINDOW DOWN AND TO YOUR SURPRISE YOUR NERD R&B ARTIST OFFERED YOU A RIDE.

YOU HESITATED AT FIRST OF COURSE BUT HE SOON WEIGHED YOUR GUARD DOWN AND YOU GOT IN THE CAR. THE REST WAS
HISTORY. YOU WERE TOGETHER 11 MONTHS BEFORE HE PROPOSED TO YOU IN 1986 AND THEN YOU MARRIED HIM SEPTEMBER 22, 1987. YOU LIVED IN A LITTLE APARTMENT IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS FOR 7 YEARS BEFORE YOU HAD YOUR FIRST-BORN TIANA C. CRUTCH IN 1997.

LATER YOU MOVED IN A HOUSE IN LITTLE ROCK AND HAD YOUR SECOND BORN TASHEENA R. CRUTCH IN 2002. YOU WERE AN AT HOME WIFE FOR MANY YEARS RAISING YOUR CHILDREN WHILE DAVID WORKED HIS LONG TIME JOB AT THE RAILROAD.

WHEN TIANA TURNED OF AGE TO WATCH TASHEENA YOU WORKED A SMALL JOB AT A THRIFT STORE TRYING TO SAVE UP FOR THE HAIR BUSINESS YOU DREAMED OF. AS YEARS WENT BY YOU AND DAVID SAVED TO BUY A HOUSE IN ALEXANDER WHICH IS WHERE YOU SPENT THE REMAINDER OF YOUR LIFE. IN THAT HOUSE YOU WOULD HUM SOFTLY ALL AROUND THE HOUSE AND SANG BEAUTIFUL MELODIES, DANCED MOST NIGHTS AWAY, AND LAUGHED SO LOUD EVERY ROOM COULD HEAR.

IN 2014 YOU DECIDED TO GO BACK TO COLLEGE AT ARKANSAS TECH TO FINISH YOUR ASSOCIATES IN BUSINESS. ALL YOU HAD WAS ONE MORE COURSE OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TIANA HELPED YOU FINISH. IN 2016 YOU OPENED YOUR DREAM BEAUTY SUPPLY BUSINESS IN BRYANT,  ARKANSAS. YOU WERE SO HAPPY AND ACCOMPLISHED BUT SOON REALIZED NOT MANY PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT THE BUSINESS YOU WORKED SO HARD TO OPEN DUE TO ADVERTISEMENT AND THE AREA.

SO IN 2019 YOU MOVED YOUR BUSINESS TO LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS THINKING SINCE THERE WERE NONE THERE IT WOULD BE BETTER.
BUT COME TO REALIZE THE OUTCOME WOULD BE THE SAME. COVID WAS IN AND THERE WAS NO WAY YOU COULD AVOID IT. YOU THEN MOVED YOUR BUSINESS TO BENTON, ARKANSAS WHERE THE SAME THING OCCURRED SO YOU EVENTUALLY CLOSED AND SOLD THE REST OF THE PRODUCTS BY BULK TO OTHER STORES TO MAINTAIN MONEY.

NOW IN YOUR SPARE TIME YOU GOT A FULL-TIME JOB AS A CHILD CARETAKER AND LUNCH PREP AT A BENTON SCHOOL. YOU WERE STARTING TO MAKE PLANS FOR ANOTHER BUSINESS YOU WANTED WHICH WAS A SKATING RING WITH A KARAOKE STAGE AND A HOTEL  ATTACHED. YOU SAID IT WAS WHAT CHRISTIANS AND ARKANSAS NEEDED JUST TO HAVE FUN EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. OUTSIDE OF KARAOKE, DANCING, SINGING AT HOME AND CHURCH ON SUNDAY.

NOW YOU LEAVE MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS, FRIENDS, COUSINS, AND CHURCH MEMBERS WHO ADORE AND LOVE YOU DEARLY. WE CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE ON OCTOBER 25TH, 2022 AT YOUR HOME CHURCH COLONEL GLENN CHURCH OF CHRIST ( 7001 COLONEL GLENN RD LITTLE ROCK, AR 72204). YOU WERE A COUNSELOR, SISTER, PROVIDER, FRIEND, MOTHER, WIFE, HARD WORKER, SINGER, DANCER AND A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT THAT NO LONGER SHINES ON EARTH BUT NOW IN THE SKY.

WE LOVE YOU.
REMEMBER US AS WE REMEMBER YOU.
FROM YOUR LIFE TO OUR MEMORIES.
LOVE, YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

 

*** HEALTH NOTICE *** 

COVID19 SAFE PROTOCOL WILL BE OBSERVED. MASK MUST BE WORN AT ALL EVENTS, AND TO BE WORN COVERING NOSE AND MOUTH, HANDS TO BE SANITIZED UPON ENTRY!!                                           

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WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO CONTINUE TO LIGHT A CANDLE ON THIS MEMORIAL PAGE THROUGHOUT THE DAYS, MONTHS AND YEARS TO COME. ESPECIALLY, DURING DAYS OF SPECIAL EVENTS, i.e. BIRTHDAYS, HOLIDAYS, ANNIVERSARY AND THEN ON DAYS WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO SAY SOMETHING TO OR ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES FOR NO SPECIAL REASON. 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
October 24, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
COLONEL GLENN CHURCH OF CHRIST
7001 COLONEL GLENN ROAD
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72204

Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 25, 2022

11:00 AM
COLONEL GLENN CHURCH OF CHRIST
7001 COLONEL GLENN ROAD
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72204

Interment
Tuesday
October 25, 2022

1:00 PM
ARKANSAS STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
1501 MARYLAND AVE
NORTH LITTLE ROCK / SHERWOOD, AR 72117

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