Jennifer Michelle Walls Derden


Jennifer Michelle Walls Derden, 55 of England passed away July 5, 2018, following an extended illness surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 5, 1962, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of England and a lifelong lover of flip flops, Razorbacks, and TV marathons with her daughter. She will be greatly missed, especially by her grandchildren, whom she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou Walls and her uncle, Carroll Walls. She is survived by her son, Jeff (Stormy) Derden; daughter, Jansen Derden; father, Luchen Walls, Sr. (LaVerne); brother, Luchen Walls Jr. (Lana); sister, Melissa Hatfield (Mike); aunt, Sue Walls; nephews, Chad and Mae and Luchen Walls, III; nieces, Kylie (Bart) Minton, Kagan and Austin, Elise and Dickey; uncle, Shanon (Mary Carolyn) Hovis; step-brothers, Stan and Byrum Kelly and step-sister, Jennifer Kelly and special friends, Bessie May, Shannon Grimsley, and Jimmy Jones and an extended family that loved her very much.

A special thank you to Dr. Brad Baltz, Dr. Rhonda Gentry, and all the wonderful staff at CARTI.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Michelle’s memory may be made to the First Baptist Church in England at 201 East Haywood, England, Arkansas 72046 or CARTI Cancer Center, 8901 Carti Way, Little Rock, Ar. 72205.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in England with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Mulberry Cemetery in England.

18 thoughts on “Jennifer Michelle Walls Derden”

  1. Tammie Williams Dodson

    Jeff, Jansen and all of the family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss of Michelle. She was such a sweet friend and everyone always loved her laughter and spunk! She fought a hard and long battle and never gave up. I know she will be missed so very bad by all but I’m so thankful she is in no more pain and agony and with her Mom in the best place ever!! My prayers will continue for all of you.

    Love to you all!
    Tammie Williams Dodson

  2. Jennifer Tomlin

    Jeff, Jansen, Melissa and all the Walls Family,

    Michelle was a wonderful person and so full of life. We have many childhood memories that I will always cherish! She could always make me laugh when we were teenagers. I know that she loved you all with every inch of who she was! She will always be a part of you and staying close by to oversee! God Bless you all! Love & Prayers always! Jenn

  3. Dear Lucien & Family, So sorry to learn of Michelle’s death. She was such a lovely person and fought a long battle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Edwina

  4. LaDonna Warner

    Prayers for strength, comfort, and peace during this time and the coming days ahead. Heaven gained an angel. Hold on to knowing she is no longer suffering and is well again in the arms of our Heavenly Father. She will always be close in heart and soul, as well as, watching over you from Heaven. God Bless you all.

  5. Mitzi Ward Titus

    So very sorry for your loss of Michelle. She was one tough lady and hung in there for her loved ones. Girl fly high with your new wings to that glorious place Heaven. You will never be forgotten and always loved. Prayers and love for you all, Mitzi

  6. Praying for all of you. Michelle was a sweet lady and I am glad that I got to call her my friend.

  7. Carla Powell Henderson

    I have memories that span over years. Michelle and all the girls in my Graduating Class of 1981 have always had a bond with each other. I feel like a little girl that just lost her friend. She was fun and funny and just a perky person all these years. I have very fond memories of Mr. Luchen and Mrs. Mary Lou always having fun and being great people. My prayers are with all of you. My God give you comfort. Love Carla

  8. Delbert Minton

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m so happy Michelle was in the shop the other day. Love you all Delbert and Laurie



  10. Deril (kathy)Tommy (shirley) Joe (linda) Walls

    Luke; sorry we could not be there ,Our most sincere thoughts and prayers I know how it feels to loose a child no matter how old they are , will try to contact you in the next few weeks Deril, Tommy & Joe

  11. Donna and Gary Archer

    We are so very sorry for the loss of Michelle. Her beautiful smile will be missed by so many. Sending our love and prayers. ❤️

  12. IvwS so sorry to hear this.
    What a wonderful person.
    My condolences go to Michelle’s family.

  13. Allen and Ledi Duck

    So sorry for your loss. Knowing that she is at rest is the only comfort we have. Will keep everyone in our prayers.

  14. My heart goes out to all of you… thoughts and prayers will be with you through the long weeks and months ahead. Time will dull the pain, but it never goes away, just thank God the love stays!! Love to you all.

  15. Billy and Gail Booth

    Our sympathy and prayers continue for this dear family. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength to compensate for our human weakness, comfort to soothe the unbearable heartache, assurance to remind us that our Heavenly Father is in control, and peace to quell the storms of life and to remind us that all children of God will be together throughout all eternity with our precious Savior and with fellow believers in Christ. May God bless you all. Billy and Gail Booth

  16. Linda Nichols

    Ive been praying for all of you. Jansen and Jeff I pray you feel God’s loving arms around you

  17. To the Entire Walls Family, I just learn of your loss, my prayers are with you during this very difficult time. God Bless each one.
    Bob Abbott

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