Matella J. Tucker

Matella J. Tucker

Matella J. Tucker, 89, of Jonesboro, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Union County Long Term Healthcare.  

She was born on May 6, 1929, in Dongola, the daughter of Ernest Clyde and Ida Lingle McIntosh.  

She married Ralph Tucker on Feb. 11, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, Randy (Alice) Tucker of Jonesboro; grandchildren Kevin (Nicole) Tucker of Jonesboro; great-grandson Reed Tucker; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Tucker; a son, Dennis “Denny” Tucker; and two sisters, Ruie Keenan and Attaleen Wortman.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. 

She worked at the Anna-Jonesboro Water Commission for over 41 years and for the City of Jonesboro for 28 years.

Funeral services for Matella J. Tucker were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Bill Littrell officiating.  Interment was in the Jonesboro Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions can be made to the Union County Long Term Healthcare Resident Activity Fund.  

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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