Laura “Jean” Arnold

Born on September 3, 1933 in Malabar, Florida
Departed on December 29, 2021 in Palm Bay, Florida

Laura “Jean” Arnold was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother during her incredible 88 years of life. She passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2021. Jean was born on September 3rd, 1933 in Malabar Florida into the Smith family. She had a loving family with her Mother Blanche Smith; Father Roy Smith Sr; Sisters Hazel Smith, Carolyn Smith and Margaret Smith; and Brother Roy Smith Jr.

After graduation from High School Jean joined the workforce as a Bank Teller and advanced to Teller Supervisor. She also worked diligently as Quality Technician at the Harris Corporation. In June 1984 Jean married Lewis “Bill” Arnold Sr. Together they had six children – Dennis Cason, Deborah Fust, Marlene Mullins, Billie Hayes, Lewis Arnold Jr., and Raymond Edward (Bo) Arnold.

Jean retired from the workforce to allow her and Bill more time for RVing, boating, fishing, hunting, attending Blue Grass Festivals and spending time with family. She was always cooking meals for family gatherings, fish fry’s, and many other events. Jean loved helping and putting others first.

Jean is preceded in death by her Mother Blanche Smith; Father Roy Smith Sr; Sisters Hazel Smith and Carolyn Smith; and Daughter Marlene Mullins. She is survived by her Husband Lewis Arnold Sr.; Children Dennis Cason, Deborah Fust, Billie Hayes, Lewis Arnold Jr, and Raymond Edward Arnold; Grandchildren Wendy, Grant, Ray, Trevor, Brandi, Lori, Lewis III, James, Jennifer, Joseph, John, Jerry, Jr, Courtney, and Shawn; many Great and Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home (1010 Palmetto Ave in Melbourne Florida) on January 5th, 2021 at 10:00 AM followed by a Gravesite Service at Fountainhead Memorial Park (7359 Babcock St in Palm Bay Florida) at 11:30.

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anne crane from Malabar wrote on January 13, 2022:
Debbie .. I am SO sorry to learn about your Mom. Heard just today in a letter from David in Miami. Wishing I could have paid my respects to all of you properly. Such a nice lady and great Mother. She will be missed and remembered lovingly by so many. Sincerely and with love and tears, Anne Norton Crane
Shawn wrote on January 4, 2022:
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in tge family. You were one of the sweetest women I know and your light will be missed by everyone in this world. Rest easy.
Brandi Wells from Kenansville wrote on January 4, 2022:
Grandma there are not enough words and not enough time to say all of the things that you taught me and that I am so thankful for. I love you so much! I know that you’re walking the Streets of Gold and reliving with all of our loved ones there. Give my dad a hug and kiss from me. I love you grandma💕

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