Ella Mae Deffebaugh Chism 87, of North Little Rock, AR., passed March 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mashburn Bolden Chism, Sr.; son, Timothy Chism and both parents. She was a dedicated and loyal employee with Baptist Medical Center for many years. She’s survived by her loving children, Charles, Hobert, Sue, Bernidean, Gloria, Lavenia, Leatha and Lorraine Chism and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday, March 10, 2017, 10 am, at First Baptist Church, 811 S A Jones Drive, North Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Little Rock National Cemetery. Viewing: Friday, 9-10 am, prior to service, at the church. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.