Amanda Gifford born Amanda Irene Cloud to David Houston “Huse” and Chloe M. Cloud (Rhoden) on November 17, 1936. In Carole County Arkansas.
She “Wore Out” her earthly body and was called to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ five days short of her eighty-first birthday.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her infant sister Sarah Elizebeth, two of her brother-in-laws Paul Mounce and Web White and her nephew Floyd White.
She is survived by her sons J.C. Howard and his wife Debbie and their children Waylon, Wayne and wife Kim, Case and wife Christa, Colt and his wife Juli. David Simpson and his family Matheau and Terri. Sister Lois Mounce and Family Pauletta and Bill, Danny and Pat, Wanda and David. Sister Hazel White and her family Dale White. Numerous great grand children, great nieces and great nephews.
As a young woman Amanda worked as a “Proud” server for Cozy Cafe, The Farm House, Verns Burger Barn and The Bank Hotel restaurants. Jim Carr Oil Company and later in life in Home Health Care for St. Johns/Mercy Hospital.
One of my favorite stories about Amanda/Mom/Bam Ma is she loved taking the back roads anywhere and she was stopped on one back road by a State Trooper for speeding. Her license plate read JESUS1. She told me when the officer gave her the ticket she whitnessed about her Lord and Savior to him for twenty minutes. I’m sure the Trooper radioed ahead to “just let JESUS1 to pass on by.”
Graveside services where held Thurs. Nov. 16 in Maple Park Cemetery under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.