Lynda McBryde Easter

Obituary Notice

Lynda McBryde Easter, 64, of Little Rock, died Monday, April 18, 2005. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on June 5, 1940 to Lorane Flowers McBryde and the late Cecil Lee McBryde, Sr.

She graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1958 as a national merit scholar and attended Hendrix College in Conway, AR. She received a degree in Medical Technology from UAMS, where she met her husband of 41 years, Dr. Rex M. Easter.

She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church for over 30 years, where she volunteered with Vacation Bible School and Girl Scouts. She particularly enjoyed the third Wednesday Bridge Club and cherished the friendships made over the years. Other hobbies include reading, music and theater. She enjoyed spending leisure time with her family on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, AR and in the Rocky Mountains surrounding Creede, Colorado.

She is survived by her husband, Rex M. Easter, Sr., her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Paul Harrison of Prosper, TX; her son and daughter-in-law, Rex, Jr. and Michele Easter of Sherwood, AR; her mother, Lorane McBryde of North Little Rock, AR; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Frank Pamplin, III of Bryant, AR; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Mark Townsend of Pine Bluff, AR; and sister-in-law, Leslie McBryde of North Little Rock, AR. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Kelsey Grace Harrison, Ashley Hope Harrison, Thomas Doss Easter, Megan Leigh Easter, and Rex M. Easter, III; 6 nieces and nephews, Mandy McBryde, Amy McBryde, Cecilee Pamplin, Parker Pamplin, Luke Townsend, and Tommy Lane Townsend; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Lee McBryde, Sr. and brother, Cecil Lee McBryde, Jr.

Family Visitation will be at Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Funeral Service will be held at St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2005. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 6707 Dollarway Road, White Hall, AR 71602.

The family would especially like to express our gratitude to Dr. Bill Tranum and staff, Dr. Bill Deaton and Saint Vincent's Radiology Department and Baptist Health Hospice for their outstanding care and consideration on her behalf.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Health Hospice 11900 Colonel Glenn Road Suite 2300, Little Rock, AR 72210, St. James United Methodist Church 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR 72212 and Creede Repertory Theater 124 N. Main Street o PO Box 269 o Creede, CO 81130.

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  • Our deepest sympathies to the Easter Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mark & Jan Balda
    Plano, Texas


  • Dearest Jennifer, Paul and Sweet Girls, May God's arms of tenderness hold each of you during this sad time. May God's gentle hands comfort each family member in ways that only He knows best. Our prayers are with you today, tomorrow and always. In God's Love,
    Danna and Matt Arbuckle
    Plano, Texas


  • Ann Leslie Hall
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas


  • Marilyn Leslie
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas


  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 
    With sympathy, 
    Mary Louise and Reggie Corbitt
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Dear Jennifer and family, We are very sorry that we were not able to attend the services, but we are so thankful that we did have an opportunity to meet and get to know your mother for a brief time. We are sorry for the loss, but know she is in a much better place and perfectly whole now. We love y'all and you have been and will continue to be in our prayers.
    Ronnie and Missy Davis
    Prosper, Texas


  • Rex and Rex, Jr. So sorry about Lynda. I would have been there to see you if I could have.
    Tom Madding
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Rex, We were so very sorry to learn of Lynda's death. We know she fought a long, hard battle. We sincerely appreciate all that you and Lynda did to promote our class reunions. We really enjoyed our visits with both of you during those times. We know you miss her terribly. We wish we could have been there for you. You and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers each day. Love and Prayers,
    George and Mary Ann McCrary
    Fayetteville, Arkansas