Joyce Scott was born on October 24, 1946, in Marvell, Arkansas to the late Lonnie Scott Sr. and Mary Scott. Joyce received her formal education in the Marvell School District and graduated from M.M. Tate High School. After receiving her education, Joyce dedicated her time to caring for her mother until the Lord called her mother home. Joyce devoted her life to caring for others and would go above and beyond to help anyone in need. Whether they were family, friends, neighbors or strangers, she wouldn't hesitate to be a blessing to her community. She worked at Cedar Lodge Nursing Home in Marvell, Arkansas for 15 years and served as a home health aid for 20 years. Joyce professed her life to Christ at an early age at Mt. Shelby Missionary Baptist Church and later joined New Bethel C.O.G.I.C. for over 30 years under the leadership of the late Elder Charles Jones where she participated in many activities and was a member of several committees. She was also the head mother of the church. Joyce never met a stranger, she always greeted you with a smile and great conversation.
Joyce is preceded in death by her mother; Mary Scott, father; Lonnie Scott Sr. seven sisters; Juanita Young, Bertha Kenny, Ardella Jones, Estella Eady, Latisha Scott, Rosie Lee Jarrett, and Cremoila Taylor; four brothers; David Scott, Johnny Scott, Lonnie Scott Jr., and Veonia Stewart; special nieces; Betty Jones, Zera Davis and Frances Taylor; longtime partner Felix Turner
Joyce leaves to cherish her memories her sisters; Laura (Eddie Lee) Ford of Dallas, Texas and Nadine (Japhes) Burns of Waukegan, Illinois; special brother/nephew Johnny Scott Sr., Special nieces: Toni Ford, Tammy Jeffery, Sharon Frazier, Brenda Taylor-Ewing, and Patricia Taylor-Paige; Best Friends; Lenora Marshall, Ella Mae Scott, and Mary Caldwell and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Joyce Scott will be greatly missed!
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