Mary Grace Tucker

Obituary Notice

Mary Grace Tucker, age 11, of Little Rock, died Sunday, July 31, 2005. She was born May 5, 1994, in Little Rock the daughter of Dr. Stephen and Teena Tucker. Mary Grace attended Pulaski Academy from Kindergarten to the fifth grade. She was an excellent student having straight As, and a cheerleader at school. Mary Grace loved swimming and was a member of the Laser Swim Team of the Little Rock Athletic Club. She was the State Champion Butterfly swimmer for her age group. Mary loved her family, school, her teachers and her friends. 

She is survived by her parents, Dr. Robert Stephen and Teena Marie Robbins Tucker of Little Rock, two brothers Daniel Rush Tucker of Branson, Missouri, John David Tucker of Little Rock, one sister Hanna Robins Tucker of Little Rock, parental grandmother, Mae Anne Tucker of Searcy, maternal grandparents, Mary Lou and Ed Stanley Robbins of Florence, Alabama, one uncle David Songer Tucker of Portland, Oregon, three aunts, Lisa Morris, Eddy Carlton, and Nannette Rogers all of Florence, Alabama, and her Godparents, Bruce and Barbara Gump. 

There will be a funeral service Wednesday, August 3rd, at 11:00 AM at Fellowship Bible Church officiated by Reverend Bill Parkinson. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com

Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to the Laser Swim Team at the Little Rock Athletic Club, Pulaski Academy or Arkansas Pediatric Facility ( payable to the Arkansas Child Fund ), 4100 Heritage, North Little Rock, AR 72117.


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  • Teena and Dr Steven, What great love and sympathy we extend (at this time) to you and all your family!!!!! The One you hold dearest to your heart will sustain you with strength you never knew possible. You are both such dear people and we have thought of you often and will keep your needs in our prayers. Our Deepest Love, 
    Clifton and Nettia Hale
    El Dorado, Arkansas
    Email: halenc@cox.net

 

  • Steve & Teresa Burton
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Dear Dr. Tucker and Mrs. Tucker, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter. My heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May God bless you and heal you from the pain you are suffering.
    Janis & Richard Creasey
    Cantar Pool Prod/Baldwin & Shell Const.
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: jcreasey@cantar.com

 

  • May God be with you in your time of sorrow.
    Michelle Harris
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Dr. Stephen Tucker and Family, I am so sorry for the heartache you must be enduring. As a member of the Christian Community I will pray for your family and friends to surround each other with love and caring. The following poem was written by Genesse B. Gentry called "Candles in the Night"

    Candles flame in darkness, flicker, steadily glow, bringing light from shadows and help to soothe me so.

    My daughter, like the candles, gave my life true light. I use the candle's beacon to connect us in the night.

    As I light the candles, my wish and my request is that she'll see my signal and know my love's expressed.

    As her light joins my lights, our worlds touch and flame. As I snuff out the candles, I softly say her name.

    May God Bless you

    Susan Reedy
    Sherwood, Arkansas

 

  • Our Father knows your hearts; and we will bear your burden with you. We rejoice in the knowledge that we will all be reunited in Christ's Glory. May He come back soon!
    Laura, Mike, Shannon and Carla Eubanks
    Mabelvale, Arkansas
    Email: mrsmikeeubanks@yahoo.com

 

  • Please know how much you are loved from the whole Rowlett family. You are in our prayers.
    Kathy Rowlett
    Searcy, Arkansas

 

  • We have been praying ever since we heard about this tragedy, that God see you through today and the days ahead. Our hearts are so sad for your family, and we want you to know you are all loved.
    Jay and Becky Sims
    Stonewall, Louisiana
    Email: whootywhoo@bellsouth.net

 

  • We love you Stephen and Teena. We are heartbroken for your family and the loss of your beloved daughter. We are and will continue to pray for you and the family. God Bless you and may God bring you some peace.
    Richard and Tammy Johnson
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: tlj59@comcast.net

 

  • Your family has meant so much to our family in the past years, and we share in your deep sorrow now. I wish my health would permit me to be there with you. Love,
    Billie Rowlett
    Stonewall, Louisiana

 

  • Dr. and Mrs. Tucker, May God give you comfort during this time of grieving. You family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Carolyn Roller
    UALR Employee
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Teena, I heard on Sunday night at services at Darby Drive in Florence about the death of your daughter. I know this will be one of the hardest things for you and your family to deal with. You, your husband, your other children, and all your relatives are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Beth Miles Gean
    Florence, Alabama
    Email: emgean@chgroup.org

 

  • You do not know me, but I have attended some of Dr. Tucker's presentations at UALR. I am hurting and grieving with you. I can in no way began to understand the depth of your pain, but please know I even now am wrapping arms of care and love around you! Please know I am lifting you up to receive God's strength and comfort. May angels carry you and God's grace keep you forever.
    Susan Wade
    UALR Administrative Assistant
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: scwade@ualr.edu

 

 

  • Stephen and Tina I can not even imagine what you are going through, but I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and my heart is hurting for you. You do have the reassurance that you will see her again some day and I know that seems like nothing right now but I hope by knowing this the pain will get easier as each day goes by. Love you, Tommy & Edna Gunn
    Edna Marie (Grissom) Gunn
    Batesville, Arkansas
    Email: ednagunn@hotmail.com

 

  • Nicole Bailey
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Though I did not know your beloved Mary Grace, My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Brian Roberts
    Simpsonville, South Carolina
    Email: brian.h.roberts@fluor.com

 

  • Our love and heart felt sympathy and prayers for all of you. May the Peace of God and promise of Resurrection comfort and give you peace in His Love at this time.
    Mary Lou and Scott Henninger
    Muscle Shoals, Alabama
    Email: louandscott@Bellsouth.net

 

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with you!
    Phil and Sandi Harris
    Bryant, Arkansas

 

 

  • Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your precious daughter. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you.
    David & Linda Martin Williams
    CityState: Florence, Alabama

 

  • My prayers are with you.
    Anita Norman 
    (Jessica's grandmother)
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: alnorman@aristotle.net

 

  • Dear Stephen & Teena, My heart breaks for both of you. Know that you're in my prayers and my familys prayers also. May God bless & keep you and yours and I pray that Christs peace be with you. Sincerely,
    Curtis Pangle & Family
    North Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • From a concerned PA Mom and patient of Dr. Tucker; My heart breaks for you and your family. I am praying for you.
    Jamie Haraway
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: jharaway@comcast.net

 

  • To the Tucker Family- We know how special Mary Grace was to you all and how special she was to all of us. All of our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
    Carolyn Hogue and Nikki Waller
    Aquatics Office at the Little Rock Athletic Club
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Cynthia J. Highfill
    Little Rock Family Practice West - Lab
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Jennifer Ahart
    Little Rock Family Practice West - Lab
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Lisa Anderson
    Asst. Director of Nursing - Easter Seals - Arkansas
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: landerson@ar.easterseals.com

 

  • Clarissa Johnson
    Little Rock Family Practice West Lab
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Sheila Blackmon
    Lab Tech - Little Rock Family Practice
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Catrina Bosire
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Dear Teena, Stephen and family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time and we extend our deepest sympathy.
    Sandra & Neil Morris
    Tuscumbia, Alabama

 

  • My deepest sympathy to the Tucker family. may god be with you during this very difficult time.
    Tanya Doughty
    Patient of Dr. Tucker / Farm Bureau Insurance
    Bigelow, Arkansas
    Email: tanya.doughty@afbic.com

 

  • Our hearts and prayers are with your sweet family. We know that Mary Grace is in Jesus' arms. Jill and I are so sorry for the loss and will continue to pray for you in your grief.
    Jim and Jill Agan
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
    Email: jka9092@sbcglobal.net

 

  • I swam with Mary-Grace and her dedication always impressed me. She was always very nice to all of her teamates. 
    Sarah Gammill
    Friend/ Teamate
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • I am very sad for your loss. I have said a prayer for your family today. May you have the comfort in the loss of your little one that can come only from our Lord Christ.
    Sincerely,
    Donna M. Whittle
    Springdale, Arkansas
    Email: whittledw@cox.net

 

 

  • I always liked Mary Grace very much. She was very sweet and smart. She was my friend at school and I will miss her.
    Madison Lee
    Friend at PA
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: maddog0330@comcast.net

 

  • Steve Bigbee
    Tuscumbia, Alabama

 

  • Our hearts go out to you during this time. Sweet Mary Grace was taken to Heaven to be with all the other angels for a purpose. God will give you much strength to go on to the next day in your journey here on earth. I know we do not understand His ways, but we do know He did not take your sweet Mary Grace to hurt you. Know that His wings are covering you as your heart is aching. He will never put any more on you that you cannot handle. We will keep you & your family in our prayers. He knew the very second that Mary Grace was born when she would go to Heaven. God Bless!!!
    Richard & Vickie Bucklew
    RN @ BMC
    Maumelle, Arkansas
    Email: clotbust2000@yahoo.com

 

  • JoNell Keenum Simms
    Tuscumbia, Alabama

 

  • Charles H. and Judith K. Jackson
    Retired--NASA
    Decatur, Alabama
    Email: User126327@aol.com

 

  • Stephen and Teena, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. In Psalms, David states that he knows he will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Our prayers are you will know and feel a full measure of God's love and mercy.
    Robert & Melina Baggett & family
    Sulphur, Louisiana
    Email: rnb5423@yahoo.com

 

  • My prayers are with your family.
    Leslie Porter
    AstraZeneca GI team
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Miriam Hall
    Florence, Alabama

 

  • All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ann Henninger Hamilton
    Florence, Alabama

 

  • You may not remember us....... from way back during our Harding days. But, as we heard the tragic news of the loss of your dear daughter our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. May the God of all comfort hold you in the palm of His hands.
    Roger and Sheila (Bawcom) Hooten
    Columbia, Missouri
    Email: amhmom@yahoo.com

 

  • Just want you to know that we care.
    We just learned of the tragedy and our hearts go out to you.
    You will be in our prayers.
    Rusty and Nancy Meadows
    Searcy, AR

 

  • My prayers are with your family.
    Sharon Williams
    Secretary for the College of Bible & Religion @ Harding
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: sdwilliams@harding.edu

 

 

  • Stephen and Tena, we are so sorry about your little Mary Grace. I know she was a precious gift to all your family, a beautiful child. May God give you peace and comfort in the weeks and months ahead.
    Gene and Fran Dugger
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: dugger@harding.edu and fdugger@harding.edu

 

  • Our prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. One comfort is knowing Grandpa Lott was most likely waiting with open arms.
    Sherrie McAleese and Family
    Searcy, Arkansas

 

  • You are in our thoughts and prayers. We lost our grandson, Lynn, in much the same way eleven years ago. We know something of where you are and what is ahead for you.
    God is good and he will work through your friends and loved ones and somehow you will be able to bear the sorrow. God bless you as you grieve for Mary Grace.
    Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Davis, Jr.
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: bkdavisjr@juno.com

 

  • Kay & Jack Stephenson
    Sheffield, Alabama

 

  • Marilyn Hall
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Dear Teena and Steve, we love you very much and please know that you are in our daily prayers.
    David Underwood
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: dunderwood@harding.edu

 

  • I'm am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. My prayer for you is that God will heal your broken heart quickly and that you will feel His arms surrounding you.
    Molly Mason Noble
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: mnoble @harding.edu

 

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God give you the strength and courage to meet the needs of your day...one step at a time.
    Tommy and Elsie Morris
    Sheffield, Alabama
    Email: Imaw3@Comcast.net

 

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you! Mary Grace was one of the great pioneers of Pulaski Academy Television in its inagural year. I loved working with her on PATV and having her in Think Tank in 4th grade. I will always think of her fondly. She will truly be missed.
    Keri Bone
    Pulaski Academy Teacher
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Stephen, Teena and Family, We can't even begin to imagine the tremendous grief that you and your family are feeling right now. Our hearts and prayers go out to you, and will continue to through the difficult times. Remember, there are so many people that love you and are praying for your entire family. We pray for God's comfort, and that He keeps his arms wrapped tight around you, and you feel His love and understanding. Love, 
    Gene, Kathy, Trey, and Jacob Gadberry
    Maumelle, Arkansas
    Email: katgad1020@aol.com

 

  • Please know we are thinking of you & praying for your family....
    Chuck & Noelle Buttry
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: buttryphoto@sbcglobal.net

 

  • We are thinking of your family. Our prayers are for comfort & peace in knowing that Mary Grace is with our heavenly father.
    Billy, Sandy & Ellis Copeland
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: skgc@swbell.net

 

  • Emmette and Faye Thomas
    North Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Mike and Amy Bailey
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Our thoughts and love are with you. We know your grief.
    Lucie and Bill Ayers
    Tuscumbia, Alabama
    Email: layers123@msn.net

 

  • To all those who loved Mary. My heart is crying for you. You're in my thoughts and prayers. I lost a son a little over a year ago. There is nothing anyone can say to make easier. You just have to keep breathing in and out and, eventually, the breathing won't be so hard to do.
    Betty Thornton Jones
    Clyo, Georgia
    Email: Bluefeth@aol.com

 

  • Dr. Tucker, Teena and Family,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.Suzanne Shelton
    Russellville, Arkansas
    Email: meandmyblackmazda@yahoo.com

 

  • Dear Tucker Family, 
    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I'm sorry for your loss.
    Kaamilah Naomi Furqan
    Classmate
    Little Rock,Arkansas

 

  • Stephen and Teena, I know that you believe God is there with you. He, too, knows what it is like to have a child taken. The Father will give you comfort. I pray for you and your family. I cannot begin to understand why something like this happens, but I want you to know that you and your family are very special. I know that your faith will get you through this and I know you will be strong. The fact that Mary Grace is with the Father and that you will see her again will give you comfort. Love, 
    Charlotte Virden
    Benton, Arkansas
    Email: csvirden@yahoo.com

 

  • I only knew Mary Grace a short time through competitive swim. I was introduced to her by a mutual friend and a member of my swim team. We became instant friends. Though I only knew her a short time, she left an impression on me. She will definitely be missed.
    Matthew Cox
    ATAC Swim Team
    Texarkana, Texas
    Email: MattC1119@aol.com

 

  • To the family of Mary Grace, and particularly Mary Lou and Eddie Robbins, May God sustain you in this hour of great loss. My heart goes out to you, and the entire family.
    My prayers for you! Love,
    Mary J. Marchant (Maggie Jones)
    Retired teacher
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Email: mmarchant4@comcast.net

 

  • I'm sorry about your loss. I'm a friend of Mary Grace and I'm really sad. She was a great swimmer. I really loved her being my friend. I will ask God to bless your family.
    Chelsea Albright
    Hooks, Texas
    Email: ATACSWIMCUTIE@aol.com

 

  • Candace Davis
    AstraZeneca GI team
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • I have known you all for years and love you very much. I am so sorry to here about Mary's accidental death. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could attend the service.
    John L Shelton
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: jonlshelton@sbcglobal.net

 

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, 
    Blake, Deanna and Chandler Stephenson
    Sheffield, Alabama
    Email: blakestephenson@msn.com

 

  • It's hard to comprehend the tragedy that you are experiencing. As your patients we have experienced your thoughtfulness and care. We can only offer you our prayers and support, but know they are heartfelt. God bless you and your family.
    Wilson and Tammy Moore Family
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: tmoore257@comcast.net

 

 

  • Teena, I remember how radiant you were as you carried Mary Grace during pregnancy. What a joy she has been to each of us! She lit the room wherever she was. My heart breaks for you. I pray that you will feel His comfort and Presence as He strengthens you now, and in the days ahead.
    Kathy Searcy
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: ksearcy@bankozarks.com

 

  • We send our deepest sympathy along with our prayers. Love,
    Evan and Betty Ulrey
    Searcy, Arkansas

 

 

  • Dr. and Mrs. Tucker and family,
    I have shared your loss across our church community as many members of our congregations in central Arkansas are patients at Little Rock Family Practice West. We hold you in prayer.
    Rev. Barbara E. Jones
    Executive Regional Minister
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: barb@grrcc.org

 

  • Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Tucker:
    James and I were sad to hear of your loss. We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family during this time. Know that God is all powerful and his grace is sufficient for you. We shall keep you in our prayers. 
    Barbara & James Brown, Jr.
    Patients
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: brhonda@swbell.net

 

  • I don't have words for your loss. I am so sorry. I knew Mary Grace from swimming she was a few years younger than me but such a nice, friendly girl. And always seemed so happy. I am so sad for your whole family.
    Matthew Snyder
    Student at Central High School
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: lorijamessnyder

 

  • Dear Stephen, Tina & Family--We have kept all of you in our minds & our prayers since we heard about the car accident and Mary Grace's death. Our youngest son, Matt, lives in Fayetteville with his wife AJ & their 5-month-old son, Adam--so, I emailed them first--but ya'll were probably back home in LR before they ever had a chance to 'check on you'. But, they are praying for you, too. I also emailed our oldest son, Michael & his wife Jamie, who live in Houston with our other 2 grandbabies--Samantha will be 3 around Thanksgiving & Jack was just born 6 weeks ago--and, they are praying for you, too. And, our best friends, Judy & Joe Trueblood live in Dallas right now & they know about you & are praying for you, daily, too.
    I'm sure you are searching in your Bibles for answers--and, I'm sure you know that sometimes we don't get answers, here, and sometimes we get them later. I sure don't have any. But, 2 things I thought of were: 1) Mary Grace had her Granddaddy Lott to welcome her into Heaven with Jesus, and 2) Our God knew that she was your 'Miracle' child & she was the same for Him & He took her Home!!!!!
    I know you miss her incredibly, and always will, but with God taking her this young, she will never be hurt again by anything or anyone & she'll never be sick or sad again!!! Nothing 'bad' on this earth will ever 'touch' her, again.
    I know you won't get to see her walk down the aisle to get married or have her children, but that's when we have to Trust God to his timing & that He knows what he's doing.
    We do have His promises & we know that Mary Grace is in Heaven with Him. And, that gives us all one more reason to strive to go to Heaven for our Eternity, too!!!!! Now, she will be there waiting for all of us. And, she will be your angel. I know you won't ever forget her & neither will we.
    I'm sorry we haven't stayed in touch. I email all the time, now, and am hardly ever on the phone, anymore. So, any time you want to write us--our home email address is:
    Mamarose10@aol.com Larry has one at work, too, if you ever need that. He is '54' now & I am soon to be '53', but he, especially, is wise beyond his years. And, we both have experienced many different ups & downs in our almost 34 years of being married.
    I don't know how parents get through having to bury such a beloved child as your Mary Grace, but I do know that God knows how you feel & what you need & He loves you beyond words. Keep talking to Him & to each other & hold onto each other tighter than ever! He may put a 'desire' in your hearts with this for something you can do for others--that you would not have been 'qualified' to do before--when you feel like reaching out.
    I usually use lots of capital words & exclamation points in my emails & it's been really hard for me not to capitalize anything in this message.
    If either of you choose to write me back, I will write you back, again. And, if not, you two & your whole family will stay in our daily thoughts & prayers. I know you can't write everyone back & may not feel like writing anyone, for a while. That's ok.
    May our Awesome God give you exactly what you need, every minute of every day in the weeks & months & years to come. And, may He comfort you as only He can & will!!!!
    Keep your eyes on Jesus. And, remember--there are lots of folks 'out there' who love you and care for you and are feeling So Sad With you, right now! Much Love, 
    Rosemary & Larry Wilson
    Homemaker & President of Harmony Printing
    Olathe, Kansas
    Email: mamarose10@aol.com

 

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you in the days ahead.
    Don Eudaly
    Searcy, Arkansas

 

  • Precious Ones, you are in my heart and I do empathize with your tragedy.......Please know I love you dearly. You are Children of the King and we survive through His great assurance and grace. Mary Grace is safe in His arms.
    Eloise Muncy
    Searcy, Arkansas

 

  • May God bless and comfort your family. You are in our prayers.
    Donna and Larry Long
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: donnajlong@hotmail.com

 

  • Stephen and Teena, My prayers are with you right now in your grief and sorrow. This is certainly a time to cry together, and my sincere sympathy is extended to you.
    Donny Lee
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: dlee@harding.edu

 

  • We offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We cannot begin to imagine the terrible loss that you are feeling. You have been in our thoughts and prayers and we know that the Lord will give you comfort as only He truly can. We love you.
    David & Nina Williams
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: smileakh@aol.com

 

  • Teena & Family,
    I heard about your loss through Tuscumbia Church of Christ on Sunday. My heart goes out to all of you. I cannot imagine what you are going through, but please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers, you have my deepest sympathy.
    Gina Henry Bonds (MHBS)
    (Mona Henry McWilliams sister)
    Tuscumbia, Alabama
    Email: GINBO05@aol.com

 

 

  • We are thinking of you. May God soon heal your broken hearts.
    Janelle Colaianni Fureigh
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: JCFureigh@aol.com

 

  • Stephen and Teena: I am so sorry to learn of your little daughter's passing. Danny, David and I all share your grief and pray for our loving Father to ease your pain. We think back often of you, Teena, with great affection, and I personally, would spare any mother the grief you have upon you now. When, in the future you may want to talk to another "survivor" of that horror, I hope you will contact me. I don't know if I can help you, but I can be a good listener. Our prayers are with you.
    Paula and Danny Stobaugh
    Russellville, Arkansas
    Email: dandp@arkansas.net

 

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your families. She is in a wonderful place and the lord will take care of her. I am so sorry we are unable to be at the service, please know we were there in spirit. Much Love to all.
    Brandon & Carol Rogers
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    Email: csrogers@cox-internet.com

 

  • Teena and Stephen, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are and will be in our prayers.
    Morris and Brenda Seawel
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: mseawel@harding.edu

 

  • May you know we truly understand the loss of a child and extend our sympathy to you and your family.
    Howard and Ruth Morris Blazer
    Elmore, Alabama
    Email: rmblazer@webtv.net

 

  • We were so sorry to hear about Mary Grace. Our hearts go out to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Hershel and Nancy Myers
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: hershelandnancy@sbcglobal.net

 

  • I have been praying for the family during this time of tremendous loss/grief. I know you have some special memories of Mary Grace and the years you had to be with her. I only knew her from Camp Tahkodah where I was a Bible teacher for the last two years. She was so friendly -- I remember many times she would be sitting on the porch or in the craft shed and as I walked by she would shout to me "Hey Mr. Gary".
    Gary W. Ross
    Harding University Professor
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: gross@harding.edu

 

  • Latina Dykes
    Administrative Assistant
    Searcy, Arkansas

 

  • We are so sorry to here of your loss. We know she was met at the gates to heaven by Lott and Renee. Our hearts go out to you.
    John and Paula Vines
    Searcy, Arkansas

 

  • Doctor and Mrs. Tucker, my heart and prayers go out to you both. Your faith in God and his love for you will guide you through this terrible loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Carol Steenberg
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: csteenberg@rebsamen.com

 

  • We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Chris & Margaret Minshall
    Graphic Designers
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: Maggie@mm-creative.com

 

  • Your family is in our hearts and prayers.
    Andy & Kim Mitchell
    Lafayette, Louisiana

 

  • Stephen and Family, may the Lord give you strength to survive this trying time.
    Ruth Browning
    Former teacher
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: rbrowning@harding.edu

 

  • Dear Teena and Steven,
    Sorry to hear about your tragic lost of your lovely daughter. You will be in our prayers and thoughts, in the coming days. 2 Corinthians 5:8
    Reg and Martha Mulligan
    Tuscumbia, Alabama
    Email: regmulligan@juno.com

 

  • Steve and Teena and Family - I was so saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you. Mary will always be in your heart.
    Gen Abdella
    Project/Program Manager - AHEC South Arkansas
    El Dorado, Arkansas
    Email: gabdella@ahecsa.uams.edu

 

  • Stephen and Teena - our thoughts a prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow. I can only imagine the grief you are feeling. Know that you have many, many people who love you, and are thinking of you, and praying for you. God has a brand new angel whom he loves more than we can ever know.
    Bill & Gail Powell
    Mary Lou's Cousin
    Pelham, Alabama
    Email: bill@hooverchamber.org

 

  • I cannot imagine the lost you have experienced. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
    James Mackey
    Professor of Physics Harding University
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: jmackey@harding.edu

 

  • You do not know me, but I worked for Mr. Tucker here at Harding in the Physical Plant for may years, and I know Mary Grace quite well and I cannot imagine what you are going through. Please know that you are in my prayers. Rejoice in the fact that she has gone home to be with Lott. My heart weeps with you all.
    Phylliss Wright
    Harding University Stockroom
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: pwright@harding.edu

 

  • Dear Tucker family, Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you at this time. Our prayer is that you feel the peace that only God can give. In Christian Love, 
    Al and Marilyn Fowler
    Harding University
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: mfowler@harding.edu

 

 

  • To the Tucker family deepest sympathy from Sandra Dunbar and family. Your forever in our prayers.
    Sandra Dunbar
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: lucille.dunbar@sbcglobel.net

 

  • My heart goes out to all in the family. My heart is heavy for you today knowing how hard this must be for you. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you for strength and comfort. God is our strength and refuge.
    Paul Pollard
    Harding University
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: ppollard@harding.edu

 

  • We are so sorry for this tremendous loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the future.
    Greg & Anissa Harris
    Head Soccer Coach/Resource Coordinator, Harding University
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: aharris@harding.edu

 

  • Dear Dr. and Mrs. StephenTucker and family,
    Our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved daughter Mary Grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult moment. May the Lord bless you with great peace and comfort. Fondly,
    Francisco and Patricia Batres
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Dr. and Mrs. Tucker: I pray that God will grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Barbara Robinson
    Accounting Clerk
    Mayflower, Arkansas
    Email: brobinson@familylife.com

 

  • Dr. Tucker and Family, Our prayers go with you during this difficult time. Know that God is the sustainer of all and he will carry you when you cannot go on. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers daily.
    Starr Dickinson, Brandon and Paige Brumley
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Dear Stephen and Teena, Sheri and I extended sincerest best wishes in your loss. You have been on our hearts and minds constantly, and we pray God's richest blessings on you both now and in the days ahead. Sincerely,
    Arthur L. Shearin
    Chair, Department of Music, Harding University
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: ashearin@harding.edu

 

  • Stephen and Teena, Our Prayers are with you,
    Carl and Bettie Powell
    Tuscumbia, Alabama
    Email: carlpowell2@comcast.net

 

  • Through the connections I had with J.D., Grandmom and Kinsey over the past year, I know that Mary Grace was a very special part of your lives. I'm sure there are no words to comfort you during this difficult time, but please know that many people are praying for you and grieving with you. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Kristy Quattlebaum
    CAC
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: kquattebaum@cacmustangs.org

 

  • Dr. Tucker and Family You are in my thoughts and prayers, Sorry for the loss of your lovely daughter.
    Johnny, Darlene Spradling & Family
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: johnnys@goldeneagleof ark.com

 

  • A lot of people miss Mary Grace, me too. I like Mary Grace. She always treated me nice. One time when we were practicing cheering together, she found my cell phone and gave it back to me. She is in heaven with my grandpa. He will hug her. I will pray for your family.
    Sarah Pearce
    11 year old PA student
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • We pray that God soon grants you peace and the blessing of happy memories. You are all in our thoughts and hearts.
    Terry and Walt "Pepper" Paulson
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Email: tpaulson@cox.net

 

  • May God comfort you through the Holy Spirit living in your hearts and may you feel the love of your family and friends. Our tears and prayers flow for you. Our hearts break for your loss. It is hard to comprehend. Our heavenly Father whose own beloved Son died for your Mary Grace, will welcome Mary Grace into his kingdom with others there who love her. She is a part of the heavenly congregation with which you will be reunited at that time.
    Phyllis Pearce
    PA mom
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you...
    Rilla (Powell) and Tim Ahern
    Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Mary Grace was always a pleasure to be around. Such a polite and happy child. I can remember her welcoming me to school in the mornings. I loved her bright eyes and smiling face. My prayers are with your family.
    Sara Ray
    Former Teacher at PA
    Flower Mound, Texas
    Email: sara_ray76@comcast.net

 

  • Stephen and Teena, We have been earnestly praying for you and your family since hearing of this sad news. Words are inadequate at a time of such sudden loss. May you receive strength from on high to thank God for the eleven years that you did have with your precious daughter. What an unexpected and great gift she was to you. We have a daughter, Hope, who is our miracle child. We are committed to remembering you in prayer.
    Patty Woods Wilson
    Harding Academy Classmate 1971
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: ctwilson@cswnet.com

 

  • Our deepest sympathy.
    Corey and Gretchan Jennings
    Maumelle, Arkansas

 

  • Dr. and Mrs. Tucker and Family, Words seem inadequate to express the feelings of our hearts. We have three children who swam at the meet this past weekend. Our middle daughter, Leah swam in the same age group as Mary Grace and was in a heat or two with her, which makes this even more personal to us. We have been praying for you and asking the Lord to carry you in this very difficult time. He is able. He is peace, strength, hope, love, and more. In the midst of this, as well as in the days to come, we pray you would experience Him to be your need-meeter in every way. With our deepest sympathy.
    Matt and Kris Anderson and Family
    Siloam Springs Tsunami Swim Team
    Siloam Springs, Arkansas

 

  • Teena, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter. Your family is in my prayers. May God bless you and give you and your family strength and encouragement through
    this difficult time.
    Tim Holt
    Florence, Alabama
    Email: mtholt@tva.gov

 

 

  • Dear Tucker family- My mother and I just received news of Mary Grace this morning. Though it was so long ago, I remember the love your family had for one another and it was always a joy to be in your home, with the children. Since Mary Grace was a reflection of you, I know that she was a beautiful girl with a strong spirit! Please know that our deepest sympathies go out to you and yours. We will forever be praying for you! God WILL comfort you, as only as HE can!
    Amy Brown & family
    Friend/Past babysitter/Patient(s)
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: amyheather4@hotmail.com

 

  • We greatly enjoyed Mary Grace at camp and are sorry to hear of her accident. You and your family are in our prayers. 
    Penny, Megan, Niki And Aubrey Hitt
    Camp Cook, Pre-K Teacher at Harding Academy
    Concord, Arkansas
    Email: phitt@harding.edu

 

  • Dear Dr. Tucker, Teena & Family: We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious daughter. Please know that you both as well as Hannah and the boys are in our prayers.
    Terri & Shannon Ayers
    North Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • With our Sympathy.
    Stephen, Sandra & Jennifer Steiling
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: ssteilin@swbell.net

 

  • Stephen and Tina: Our hearts go out to you in your great loss, a loss that I cannot imagine. The greatest joys and sorrows of being a parent are those we experience through our children, and surely you are going through one of the greatest sorrows a parent can face. I know you are comforted by God's spirit, with the confidence that Mary Grace is with the Lord, and that you are experiencing the love and support of his people. We regret not being able to see you, but we have recently moved to Montgomery, Alabama. Our older son Zach will leave soon for a year in China, and our son Ryan is serving with the 3rd Ranger Battalion in Iraq, so we know the meaning of "pray without ceasing." We're praying for you and our spirits are with you in this tough time.
    David and Marlea Johnson
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Email: djohnson@faulkner.edu

 

  • Dear Teena and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please know you will be in my prayers each and every day. I know Mary Grace touched all of your lives in such a special way. When I read that she was such a great swimmer, I thought about you Teena, you always loved to swim and were so good at it. I remember that you taught lessons in the Summer. May God comfort you as only he can and may you be surrounded by the warmth of all the prayers that go out for you. Love & Prayers,
    Mona Henry McWilliams
    Cherokee, Alabama
    Email: mona@segarsclinic.com

 

  • I was so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Words alone cannot convey how sorry I am. God moves in mysterious ways. We never know the "why" sometimes, but have to trust in Him that there was a reason for the greater good.
    Nita Howell Elson
    Mobile Alabama
    Email: n-b.elson@worldnet.att.net

 

  • Lots of prayers for you and your family.
    Brad Perry
    Brad Perry Enterprises
    Saint Florian, Alabama
    Email: bradperryent@aol.com

 

  • To the Tucker Family: Grief comes uninvited and is never in a hurry to leave. To some measure, it will occupy a room in your heart for a long, long time. We are never the same after tragedy strikes us. We get through it, but not over it. Each person’s timetable for healing is different. All loss is not the same loss. All grief is not the same grief. May God comfort you and hold you during this time.
    Doug Henson
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: dhenson@baldwinshell.com

 

  • Dr. Stephen & Teena Tucker: As I sit here and read so many wonderful things about Mary Grace, I wish I had known her personally. She attended Pulaski Academy along with my daughter - Lauren Lay (now 4th grade) and Phillip Lay (now 10th grade) and we never had the opportunity to meet. I have been a patient of yours, Dr. Tucker now for many years and I have always been aware of your faith in God. I know that this is what will sustain you & your wife, Teena, for the rest of your life here on earth. What a comfort to know that our Heavenly Father is now taking very good care of Mary Grace. She was a precious gift. As a parent, I can say that I hurt deeply for your family and have been praying daily for you. I will continue my prayers and will visit you soon, Dr Tucker.
    Brenda Lay
    Patient of Dr. Stephen Tucker
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: bgl1955@comcast.net

 

  • We did not know Mary Grace, but we know how much our children mean to us and we are truly heartbroken for your family!! Thankfully you know the One who heals our broken hearts! We love you with the love of the Lord!
    Mark and Melody Benton
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: mbenton@harding.edu

 

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. My husband and I lost our 16 year old son a year and half ago while coming home from Fayetteville. The car he was in hit stopped traffic and rolled several times. He suffered a head injury only, but was killed instantly. We are friends with Charlie and Linda Barg and are members of Fellowship Church in North Little Rock. I know it is soon, but if you need to talk to someone who has lived a similiar tragedy, we are available. We have been blessed with wonderful family and friends. We have been blessed to have our church family. We have read many, many books on grief and how to cope. We know how it feels to get up each day and feel as if you are putting on someone else's shoes. They just do not fit. How can this be our lives now? "We walk down this mountain with our hearts held high and follow in the footsteps of our maker".
    Dr. & Mrs. Lindy V. Bollen, Jr.
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: JanBollen@aol.com

 

 

  • Teena and Stephen, Our hearts go out to you during this time. Not a day passes that we don't think of you and your family.
    Ellen and Jim Coffield
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: jcoffield@comcast.net

 

  • Dear Tucker Family, We are at a loss of words other than may God give you peace, comfort, and strength during this difficult time. You are in our prayers. God bless you always,
    Robert and Julie Allen
    Harding Academy
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Email: rallen@harding.edu

 

  • Dear Stephen and Teena, there are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your pain. You are in our prayers. Though we've not been in touch for many years, I can recall your voice and hear you saying her sweet name "Mary Grace". How beautiful! May God bless you, keep you and give you peace that only He can provide.
    Terry and Linda (Williams) Moore
    Germantown, Tennessee
    Email: lrwmoore@midsouth.rr.com

 

  • Bobby Dennis
    Jasper, Alabama

 

  • With our deepest sympathy.
    The Gutschenritter Family
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: lilgootch720@hotmail.com

 

  • Jacob Gump
    Chicago, Illinois

 

  • Dear Family of Mary Grace, I am so sorry about the loss of you beloved daughter, & sister and i would like you to know that Mary is with God now and she is watching over you and will be with you through all of your troubles. Mary is in a much better place now. Wishing You and Mary the best of luck in the future.

    Alexis Esneault
    Swimmer, Age 12
    Huntsville Alabama
    Email: mzlexus41131@aol.com

 

  • The Father knows the depth of your grief. She was a very beautiful youg girl. Teena, you were very brave. We were with you that terrible Sunday. You will be in our thoughts and prayers daily. Blessed are those who mourn.
    The Oberste's & Eilands
    Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  • Dear Tucker family, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this time. Please know that many continue to think of you all.
    The Wright Family
    Bentonville, Arkansas

 

  • Dear Teena and Stephen, I still remember the time I first got Mary's phone number it was in Kindergarden it was your number in big Kindergarden letters. I miss her so much she is my best friend. I remember when you would take me home and Mary and I would be in the backseat tying or glueing our hands together because we didn't want to leave eachother. Now it is like we are doing the same thing but this time the glue didn't work (as usual) and we did have to leave her but then I would just look forward to the next day to see her so it is not like we won't ever see her again because we will. I'm praying for you and for all of us. Mary Grace will always be our butterflies!
    Anna Celeste Gibson
    Pacific Grove, California