Obituary- Joyce Lea Thompson (1940-2019)

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Joyce Lea Thompson of Parks, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, December 27, 2019, in Waldron, Arkansas with her loving family by her side. Joyce was born August 31, 1940, in Waldron, Arkansas to her parents George W. Blalock and Addie (Brazil) Blalock. She was 79 years old.

Joyce married the love of her life, Henry Bell Thompson when she was just a young woman. Together they spent 54 years, making a life together, raising their children, had the honor of being grandparents and then great grandparents. Joyce was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her loved ones. Family was the most precious gift to Joyce. She was a loving and kind Granny. She enjoyed children and doing anything that involved them. When she had the time Joyce loved to read and watch the Atlanta Braves play.

Joyce leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Lucinda Wagner and one son, Chris Thompson and wife Paula of Parks. Granny will forever be in the hearts of her grandchildren: Claude Thompson and wife Amanda, Josie Thompson and wife C.J., Kinnley Wagner and fiance’ Dalton Miles, Janie Rhyne. as well as her great grandchildren: Nicholas, Colton and BoJessie Thompson, Samual Nobles, Adilyn Thompson, Delilah Edgar, Oliver Bell Thompson and 3 future great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters: Lydia Butler and husband Ralph of Waldron, Arkansas and Mary Rudnicki of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Joyce will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones dear to her heart.

Joyce’s was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Henry Bell Thompson, her parents George and Addie Blalock, one son Jance Thompson and one daughter, Lana Vell Thompson.

Joyce’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Keener Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Joyce’s pallbearers will be Daniel Butler, Matt Butler, Phillp Casey, Bob Lovett, Mark Isham, Nathan Hunt, Zach Kelley and Phillip Casey.

Joyce’s visitation will be Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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