Official Obituary of

Roosevelt Herring

January 13, 1941 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Roosevelt Herring Obituary

Roosevelt Herring, Sr. was born to the late Myrtle Lizzie Vinson on January 13, 1941, and was raised by her and her late husband, R.D. Herring in Postelle, Arkansas. He departed this life on Sunday, March 17, 2024. He was eighty-three (83) years old.

Roosevelt was united in holy matrimony to the love of his life, Mary Frances Lockett on November 8, 1968, and cared for her faithfully until his health failed. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, John Herring, one sister, Joyce Hudson and three brothers, Larry, Orris and John Hearring.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of fifty-five (55) years, Mary Frances Herring; his daughter, Jackie Cross (Lynn) of Kansas City, MO; three sons: Bruce Lockett (Sonya) of Pine Bluff, AR; Rodney Lockett of Dallas, Texas; and Ty Herring (Ruby) of Raleigh, NC; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren; eight sisters: Allie Williams (Horace) and Odessa Johnson (Linwood) both of Memphis, TN; Thressa Sims (James) of West Helena, AR; Alma Moore (Stanley) of Chicago, IL; Frances Johnson of
Greensboro-High Point, NC; Naomi Curtis (Reginald) of Chicago, IL; Myrtle Mitchner (Sampson) and Katie Hollins (Jerry) both of 
Nashville, TN; three brothers: Sedelle Hearring (Ruby) of Pine Bluff, AR; Marion Hearring (Barbara) and Richard Hearring (Debra), both of Nashville, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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Public Repose
March 22, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church
1100 Oakwood Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

10:00 AM
New Community Church
321 N Birch St
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

March 23, 2024

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
6219 Princeton Pike
Pine Bluff, AR 71602

Please note
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in honor of Roosevelt & Mary Herring at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Checks should be mailed to: Office of Development, 1200 North University Drive, Mail Slot 4981, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.   Please make checks payable to UAPB Foundation Fund and include Roosevelt Herring on the memo line. Contributions may also be made online at If you have questions, you may call 870-575-8701


1200 North University Drive, Pine Bluff AR 71601
Tel: 1-870-575-8701


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