Jada Ardale Carpenter, 72, of Orange, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont.

A Memorial Service will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orange. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Born in Cathlamet, Washington on Sept. 25, 1939, Jada was the daughter of Delvin Everett Groat and Margaret (Ahoe) Groat. She loved horses, riding in trail rides, and also motorcycles. She dearly loved her grandchildren and her dogs. Jada truly enjoyed being a truck driver and traveling the country.

Preceded in death by Richard Dewey Carpenter, Sr., Jada is survived by her daughter, Carla Sullivan; son, Richard Dewey Carpenter, Jr. and Tonja McCarver; grandchildren, Richard Jules Price, Phillip Charles Price, Kayla Nicole Carpenter, Terri Lee Carpenter, and Dakota Miles Carpenter; sister, Dinah Devore; and numerous other loving family and friends.