Jennifer Lynn Elliott, 30, of Ward died April 23, 2004, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, after losing a heroic and valiant battle with cystic fibrosis.
She worked at the North Little Rock Michael's Arts and Crafts Store for 12 years as cashier, bookkeeper, master framer and assistant manager until her health declined in November 2003.
She donated her body to science and research with the hope that any knowledge gained about the effects of Cystic Fibrosis would help others in the future.
Survivors include her parents -- Linda and Bill Thompson of Ash Flat, Bill and Charle Elliott of West Fork; two brothers -- Darren Elliott of Cabot, and Michael Elliott of Beebe; a niece, Sydney Elliott of Cabot; grandmother, Dorothy Williams; adopted stepgrandfather, Gene Taylor; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Milton and Annetta Bryant, George Williams, and Ellen Saucier; two special friends -- LeeAnn Evans and Missy Flowers; and her beloved cat, Julie.
Donations may be made to a local humane society because Jenni so loved animals, especially cats and horses, or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Little Rock.
An outdoor gathering to celebrate Jenni's life was May 2 at the pavilion at Spring Park in Searcy.