She was the Designated Representative for the State of Arkansas Health Department (PERK testing) for over 30 years and a longtime member of the Enon Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for 35+ years. She also served on the Enon Cemetery Board for many years. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Miller.
Joyce enjoyed her girls' trips to Branson with lifelong friends Sharon Hancock, Carolyn Hales, and Betty Watson. One of her favorite places to be was working in her yard, feeding her wildlife, and preparing Sunday meals for her family. You always knew she loved you by the delicious meals she served. She was an avid sports fan and spent many Saturday nights at the racetrack with her family. She was also an expert seamstress often making many family members' clothing throughout her years.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bill Jones; two sons, Dale Jones, and wife Misty and Steve Jones and wife Sandy all of Monticello; her grandchildren, Caroline Adair Flemister and husband Kipp of Monticello, Dustin Davis and wife Galysa of Morral, OH, Delaney Davis Moyer and husband Jeff of Gillett, Alli Hawkins and husband Scott of Monticello, J.C. Adair and Matthew Jones of Monticello; great-grandchildren, Weylyn Adair, Austin Young, Nova Moyer, Randi Moyer, Hadleigh Hawkins, Sutton Hawkins, Iva Davis, and Carter Jones with an additional coming in September 2023; numerous nieces and nephews she adored; along with a maternal niece and nephew, Jennifer O'Fallon and Jim Miller who held a special place in her heart.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2023, at Enon Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery. There will be a visitation Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Enon Cemetery Association; c/o Jessie Griffin 1869 Hwy 278 East Monticello, AR 71655. You can sign Mrs. Joyce's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.
Alvin and Irma JamesMonticello, AR Thursday, May 25, 2023 To family: Joyce was a real sweetheart… always so friendly and fun to visit with. Our thoughts are with each of you. Love to all
Martha BarbeeMonticello, AR Tuesday, May 23, 2023 I'm so sorry to hear about Mrs. Jones passing away. I know that the days ahead will be a struggle for all that knew & loved her. I'm praying that God will comfort you during this difficult time.
June BrixieMONTICELLO, AR Monday, May 22, 2023 Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had to pleasure of going to high school with Joyce and having her as a friend. She was a wonderful lady and I know the family will greatly miss her. Prayers and hugs to you.
Beatrice TuckerWilmar, AR Monday, May 22, 2023 Sandy and family,
So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. It is never easy to part with someone you love. May God comfort and strengthen each of you in the days, weeks and months ahead as you adjust your lives without Ms. Joyce. May God bless each of you.
Bridgett YoungCarlisle, AR Monday, May 22, 2023 Sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you all!
Drew HayesJeffersonville, IN Monday, May 22, 2023 Joyce was an amazing woman who lived an amazing life. Anytime I think of a memory we’ve made together I can’t help but to smile. From helping me slide down the steps on the mattress as a child to helping me unhook my first fish from the pond. Aunt Joyce will always be loved and missed. To Bill, Dale, Steve, and the rest of the family, my heart is with you in this time of loss.
Laurel StreilbePensacola, FL Sunday, May 21, 2023 Uncle Bill, Dale and Steve I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Joyce was kind and I loved her very much! I wish I could be there with you. You will be in my prayers.
Kay WorbingtonMonticello, AR Friday, May 19, 2023 Bill, Dale, Steven and families, I am so sorry about the loss of dear Joyce. She was a special person. Back in our younger days, I admired her talent as a great seamtress. I am proud to have know her for so many years. You all have my prayers of comfort at this sad time.