Eric Amos was born May 28, 1971 to Florence Amos and James Jackson at Brinkley Mercy Hospital in Brinkley, Arkansas. He was the oldest of three children. Eric transitioned from this Earthly life on April 29, 2022 at the Memphis Veterans Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee with his daughter by his side.
He confessed his life to Christ at an early age, under the leadership of Elder Wiley Johnson at St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Clarendon, Arkansas. He later re-joined the church and became a faithful member, under the leadership of Elder McArthur Dismuke.
Eric graduated from Clarendon High School, Class of 1989. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, baseball, and running track. Also, he loved to show off his dance skills, thus winning a dance contest in Little Rock, Arkansas. Soon after high school, he joined the United States Navy.
Brother Eric Amos’ biggest dream was to become a Master Mason. On March 20, 2010, he became a member of Lions of David #30 in Little Rock, under Worshipful Master Milton Myke Brown 33/95 degree. Brother Eric did not stop there. On May 12, 2012, Brother Eric became Worshipful Master of St. John #101 of Clarendon, under the leadership of Most Worshipful Grand Master Samuel J. Scott 33/96 degree of Most Worshipful King Solomon Grand Lodge of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
He enjoyed giving back to the community and trying to keep his hometown Clarendon clean. He cherished the time spent with his kids and grandkids. He loved buying sneakers and making sure he was groomed and dressed nicely all the time.
Eric was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Missionary Edith Amos, Ervin Dillard Amos, Sr. and Sister Cassandra Amos; aunts Carmanetta Sain and Loretta Amos; uncle Leonard Amos; and cousins Tavares Amos and Demetria “Chocolate” Amos.
Eric will forever be cherished by his children LaEric West (Fayetteville, AR), Ramond Amos (Fayetteville, AR), Qeesha Amos (Bryant, AR), Adrianna Amos (Memphis, TN), and Jacobie Amos (Fayetteville, AR); mother Florence Amos (Clarendon, AR); father James Jackson (Little Rock, AR); sister Tasha Amos (Little Rock, AR); brother Derrick Amos (Denver, CO); aunt Angela (Kevin) Thomas (Clarendon, AR); uncle Ervin Dillard Amos, Jr. (Clarendon, AR); fifteen grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends.
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