Mary Jo Tomlinson, 84, of El Dorado, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas.

She was born Nov. 4, 1929, in White Deer, Texas, to Otis Buel and Viola Minerva Batchelor Maze. Mary Jo was a homemaker. She attended Faith Assembly of God Church, but was a life-long member of Westside Assembly of God, where she taught Sunday School. She liked to go fishing and camping with Donzel and tend to her flowers. Her biggest joy was babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Etta Fay Maze; a brother, Norman E. Maze; and a great-nephew, Caden Raley.

Survivors include her husband, Troy Donzel Tomlinson; a daughter, Sherry Kay Callicott; son-in-law, James Larry Callicott; two grandsons, James Brian Callicott and his wife, Angel, and Brandon Donzel Callicott and his wife, Melanie; great-granddaughters, Casey Layne Callicott and Emily Joy Callicott; a sister, Wanda Gilbert and her husband, Gil, all of El Dorado; a sister-in-law, Catherine Maze of Richmond, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; a special niece, Kim Stell of El Dorado; and a special friend, Eloise Parker, both of El Dorado.

Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 tonight at Young’s Funeral Directors.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Holly Creek Cemetery in Broken Bow, Okla., with the Rev. Don Batchelor and Don Ashcraft officiating.

An online obituary will be available at

Published: 03/21/2014