Deanna Whitaker

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Deanna (Fultz) Whitaker went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2017 at the age of 61. She was born March 19, 1956 the daughter of Dean and Bonnie (Sisco) Fultz. She loved to cook, to garden, and to fish. There was never a doubt what she was thinking. She was very direct and open about what she thought. Deanna had a heart of gold. She was very generous and giving.

On April 17, 1987, she was united in marriage to Dennis Whitaker. They have three children, Dennis Whitaker Jr., Amber Whitaker-Richardson, and Amanda Whitaker.

In October 1996, Deanna and Dennis became the owners of Jimís Drive In where they worked daily feeding the hungry in Green Forest and surrounding communities. Deanna loved people and had most peopleís orders memorized by heart.

Deanna is survived by her husband, Dennis, of the home; son, Dennis Whitaker Jr. and wife, Cindy, also of the home; daughter, Amber Richardson of Blue Eye, Missouri; Amanda Whitaker of Green Forest; one granddaughter, Katen Whitaker; two grandsons, Garrett Richardson and Brayden Whitaker; mother, Bonnie Fultz; brother, Randall Fultz and wife Karen; sister, Teresa Wright, and a host of friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her father, Dean Fultz, and one grandson, Dennis Lee Whitaker III.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Nelsonís Green Forest Chapel, Green Forest, Arkansas. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017, at Nelsonís Green Forest Chapel, Green Forest, Arkansas with Brother Wayne Writer officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Rule Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Rule Cemetery c/o Steve Newberry, 1060 CR 802, Green Forest, Arkansas 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2017