Sister Christine Wiley, age 96 of Gurdon, slipped into the Lord’s embrace on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Courtyard Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia.
Sister Wiley was born on December 9, 1920 the daughter of Charlie Goldsby and Crissie Craighead Goldsby. She worked for the Gurdon Public School system as a Dietary Specialist, and was a faithful member of Calvary United Pentecostal church in Gurdon.
Those gone on before her include: her sister, Sylvia Brown (1955); her brother, J.C. Goldsby (2000); three sons, Cal Don (1968), Stanley (1998), and Charlie Allen (2002); two grandsons, Ralph Jones (1987) and Russell Wiley (2001).
Those left to treasure the memory and milestones of her life include: one son; Jahure Wiley of Gurdon, two daughters; Eloise Jones of Burton, Mich. and Regina (Curtis) Ricks of Little Rock, three grandsons; Greg (Karen) Jones, Ken Wiley, and Derrick Wiley, seven granddaughters; Vikita (Sammy) Paton, Michelle (Douglas) Wright, Rachel Wiley, Kenya Wiley, Christina (Eric) Allen, Christa (Se James) Humphrey and Christian Hopson, a multitude of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren expanding six generations, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a special extended church family at Calvary Pentecostal church.
Funeral services are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Visitation will be at Mitchell Funeral Home on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 12 noon- 6 p.m. with family hour from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Funeral services will be on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Calvary United Pentecostal church in Gurdon where Pastor Bill O’Connell will serve as eulogist.
The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. until funeral time. Interment will be at Rome Cemetery in Okolona. The online guestbook is available to sign at