Ivy June Cost Estes, 80, passed this life on Nov.21, 2017 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro.

Ivy June Cost Estes, 80, passed this life on Nov.21, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro.

She was born June 6, 1937 in Bruce, Mississippi to Antone Truett Cost and Margie Marie Morgan Cost. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for the Helena Water Company until her retirement in 1998.

Ivy was a graduate of the Ellard High School Class of 1955 where she was class valedictorian. She was a faithful member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro and past president of the Junior Auxiliary in Helena.

Those that went to be with the lord before her passing are her parents, a husband, J.E. Estes, two brothers, Raymond Lee Cost and Dennis Everett Cost.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Cynthia Abel “Robert," of Jonesboro, and Jennifer Smith “Robert”, of Jonesboro; a son, Bill Fitzhugh, of Jonesboro; sisters, Eleanor Cost Warnick, of Union, Mississippi, Rosa Cost Tyler “Gerald," of Norcross, Georgia; brothers, Allen Cost “Jerrie," of Oakland, Tennessee and David Cost “Diane," of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren, Rachel Abel, of Brookland, David Abel (Crystal), of Jacksonville, Shelby Abel Moran (Zach), of Maumelle, Camryn Smith and Caleb Smith, of Jonesboro; and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Brother Jerry Parker officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery in Bruce. Online condolences may be left at: www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com