Alma Jean Sorrells-Gary, of Rockford departed this earthly life January 30th, 2020. She was born June 11th, 1943 IN Okolona, Arkansas the daughter of Leonard Sr. and Gussie Ray Sorrells. Alma lived in Rockford since 1977 coming from Okolona. She married Harold L. Gary May 7, 1983, he preceded her in death. Alma was employed as a librarian by Okolona Public Schools. She was also a child chare provider for many children Alma was a member of Second Christ Church, serving as a nurse, in the choir, as a deaconess and a member of the Willing Workers. She attended in Okolona schools.
Alma leaves to cherish many loving memories, son, Pastor Gary (Sheila) Sorrells; five daughters, Betty (Roy) Dixon, Annie (Willie) Graves, Ithia (John) Hunter, Barbara Sorrells and Shalandra "Dee" Sorrells; step daughter, Linda Gary; 25 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; brother, Johnny Ray Sorrells; four sisters, Gracie Dixon, Alice Henry, Esther Harris and Ray Evelyn Purifoy; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including daughter in law, Maner Jean Wiley. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, daughter, Linda Sorrells, sons, John Wiley Sr., and James Sorrells Sr; a granddaughter, Tonyetta Wiley; three brothers, and two sisters.