Obituary for Lessie Morrow

Lessie Mae (Massengale) Morrow, 85, of Heavener, was born May 18, 1934 in Adams Diggings, New Mexico, to Charles and Alta (Permenter) Massengale and passed away Sept. 9, 2019, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Funeral service is Friday at 10 a.m. at the Forrester Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Steelman and Rev. Mark Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Monroe Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Lessie attended Forrester Baptist Church. She worked at Stuckeys in Grants, New Mexico, for 15 years and then at Jame’s Grocery in Waldron, Arkansas, for 24 years. She worked in public service a total of 67 years. Lessie loved to bowl, watch sports and follow her grandkids around watching them play ball. She was an avid Tiger Woods and Razorback fan. Lessie will be deeply missed by many whom loved and knew her.

Surviving family members are her husband, Richard “Dick” Morrow, of the home; one daughter Lynn Stallings and husband Jimmy of Heavener; one son Richard Morrow and wife Marianne; two sisters Varna Lamance and Dal Carraway, both of New Mexico; four grandchildren Corey Stallings and wife Amanda, Carrie Alexander and husband Dusty, Ashley Walker and husband Jacob, and

Brittany Pinkerton and husband Cody; 12 great-grandchildren Dillan Stallings and wife Kalee, Justin Stallings, Veronica Stallings, Connor Stallings, McKenna Stallings, Megan Alexander, Morgan Alexander, Melayna Alexander, Tristan Alexander, Keagan Walker, Jace Walker and Hadlee Pinkerton; two great-great-grandchildren Natalee Stallings and Valeree Stallings; and numerous loved ones and a host of many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Garland Massengale.

Pallbearers are Justin Stallings, Jacob Walker, Cody Pinkerton, Ron Williams, Corey Stallings, Travis Cook and Dusty Alexander.

Viewing is Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.

To sign Lessie’s online guestbook,  please visit

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