Johnnie Mae Sparkman age 82 of Texarkana, Texas died on April 5, 2020 in Texarkana, Texas. She was born April 12, 1937 in Pike County the daughter of the late John Ezra and Rosie Couch Ballard. Mrs. Sparkman was a member of the Arkansas Council of the Blind and an alum for the School of the Blind. Survivors include two sons James Sprakman of Nashville, AR; Larry Sparkman of Canton, GA; one daughter Lisa Campolieto of Texarkana, AR; two brothers Kenneth Lee Ballard of Prunedale, CA; Donald Wayne Ballard of Murfreesboro, AR; nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 9, at Academy Cemetery. Under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville. Donations can be made in Ms. Sparkman's honor to the Arkansas School for the Blind. You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com Though her eyes were glass she could always see Blonde hair and blue eyes, her children all three She knew our voices and right where we were When we were quiet, she knew even more A beautiful woman though she never knew She taught us to love from a different view It's a better place now where she has gone For she can finally see from now on! To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Johnnie Mae Sparkman please visit our Sympathy Store.
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