P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Joy Dell Burton Akin Harris
October 19, 1936 - May 28, 2022

Joy Dell Burton Akin Harris

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Joy Dell Burton Akin Harris, age 85 of Hamburg, went to be with her Lord Saturday, May 28, 2022, at her home. She was born October 19, 1936, in Monticello, AR to the late Stanley Burton and Dollie Fern Burton.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Edward Akin; her second husband, B.K. Harris; a sister, Margaret Jordan; three brothers, Stanley Burton, Jr. ''June-Bug'', William O. Burton, and James Burton; and a son-in-law, Jerry Vail. Mrs. Joy was a retired educator and a member of Southside Baptist Church where she served as pianist and organist. She loved singing, music, and playing Skip-bo with her grandkids and never missed a hair or nail appointment.
She is survived by three daughters, Darlene Skender and husband Paul of Crossett, Wendy Dailey and husband John of Hamburg, and Tana Vail of Hamburg; one brother, Roma Gene Burton of Monticello; six grandchildren, Brian Skender and wife Paulette of Hamburg, Stephanie Hoops and husband Gator of Hamburg, Kim Reep and husband Todd of Hermitage, Tarrah Smithson and husband Richard of Alpharetta, GA, Tiffany Wilson of Cabot and Brittany Phillips and husband Dustin of Monticello; and fifteen great-grandchildren, Cole Skender, Wyatt, Dalton and Garrett Hoops, Jaylon, Logan and Kenslie Johnson, Steele Smithson, John Parker and Cooper Wilson, Anna Claire, Ava and Addison Weeks and Kohl and Aiden Phillips. The family is forever grateful for the special people that made it possible for her to spend the last few years at home; Martha Horn, Patricia Jones, Alma Tolefree, Hazel Richardson, Lorraine Haynes, Faye Carruth, and Tammy Cypert.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Brother David Newberry officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Skender, Cole Skender, Wyatt Hoops, Dalton Hoops, Garett Hoops, Jaylon Johnson, Logan Johnson, and Steele Smithson; Honorary Pallbearers are John Parker and Cooper Wilson.
You can sign Mrs. Joy's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Funeral Service
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
at 10:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Oakland Cemetery
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Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Nancy *Swopes) Lowery
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. May the Heavenly wrap his loving arms around you and your family.
  2. Deborah Parker
    My prayers are with you all..I know how you feel.
  3. Patricia Ballew
    Sorry to hear you lost your mother tana. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. My daughters and I wish to send our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.6
  4. Eric and Dee Dee Smith
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
  5. Calvin & Cendye Halley
    So sorry to hear about Aunt Joy Dell. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed greatly. Praying for the family during this time.
  6. Allen Chandler
    Darlene, Wendy & Tana,
    I am sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May the Lord give you all comfort, peace and strength.
  7. Sheila Montgomery McGowen
    Darlene, Wendi, Tana and families,
    I am so sincerely sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet mother. You all will be in my heart and prayers.
  8. Carroll And Helen Ross
    So Sorry to hear that Joy Dell passed away.She was one of my favorite cousins. Our Families Were Always close because our Mothers were sisters. Our Prayers Are with her daughters and brother
  9. Lavera Burton
    I'm so sorry for everyone's loss. She was the sweetest lady and could always put a smile on your face. Heaven just received the perfect angel. Prayers for everyone who loved her. She will be missed. Pete and Lavera Burton.
  10. Hazel Barksdale Hawkins
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Thinking of you all, and her, certainly brings back a lot of memories of the years spent at Parkdale School. Joy was a ray of sunshine…always wore a smile! Prayers for all of you!
  11. Bob & Flora Bridges
    May the Lord grant each of you His peace that truly surpasses all understanding.
  12. Glennis Holland
    So very sorry for your family and their loss. GOD Takes our love ones way to soon. May the Lord Bless each of you!
  13. Ashley Hawkins
    Tana and family,
    I am so sorry did your loss. My prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.
    Much love,
    Ashley Hawkins
  14. Karen Akin
    Love and prayers. She was a precious lady. Loved her.
    Love to all
  15. Janice Ware
    I’m so very sorry to hear about Mrs. Joy. She was a wonderful lady in every sense of the word. I know you will miss her.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love and hugs,
  16. Trudy Carrington
    Tana and family,

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time. My God wrap his loving arms around you and bring peace only he can.


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