Edna Jewel Dacus, affectionately known as Miss Dee, was born on November 24, 1928, in Russellville, Arkansas, to the late Adolf Holland and Exie Carter. Edna was a woman of incredible strength and resilience, whose radiant spirit and warm heart left a lasting impression on everyone she met. On July 9, 2023, she peacefully departed this life, leaving behind a legacy of love and good deeds.\n\nEdna's life was marked by her deep-rooted faith and her commitment to her family. Widowed from her beloved husband, Harry Dacus, she made her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was a dedicated homemaker. Despite her many responsibilities, she always found joy in cooking, spending time with her family, and cheering on the Razorbacks. Her faith was instrumental in her life; she was an active member of the Ben Kirby Sunday School Group at First Baptist Church of Little Rock. As it is written in Proverbs 31:28-29 (NIV), "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.'"\n\nEdna is survived by her loving daughter Mary and her husband Gary Jefferson, her granddaughter Ali and her husband Laith Smith, and her grandchild Nik Jefferson. She was the proud great-grandmother to London and Liam Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents Adolf and Exie Holland, and her cherished husband, Harry Dacus.\n\nVisitation will be held on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Humphrey Funeral Service, located at 2801 West Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas, 72801. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the same venue.\n\nEdna's life was a testament to the power of love, faith, and family. She was a beacon of strength and resilience, and her spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. We invite you to leave your memories of Edna and upload photos to her memorial page at www.humphreyfuneral.com honoring her incredible life and preserving her memory for future generations.