Joyce Marie (Morin) Childers, 74, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Advanced Care Hospital in Searcy, AR. Joyce was born August 19, 1944 to Joseph B. Morin and Annie Lydia (Hollar) Morin in Chicago, IL. June 30, 1979, Joyce married her best friend Lester (Bub) Childers, Jr. They moved to Bub’s home town Des Arc, AR in 1994. Joyce was a devoted Catholic. She loved God, her husband, her family and many friends deeply. She loved life and enjoyed herself along the way. She enjoyed being with family and friends. Anywhere from the Vatican to sitting at a kitchen table playing Canasta. She had the greatest sense of humor. Always ready to flash her beautiful smile and laugh the best laugh anyone could ever had. Her laughter made anyone around laugh. That smile, that laugh will never be forgotten, always in our hearts. No matter the trials in her life, Joycie’s cup was always half full. She was a positive influence to all.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Dennis and Eugene. She is survived by her husband Bub of 38 years. Six brothers Joseph Morin, William Morin, Daniel Morin, Michael Morin, Patrick Morin and Francis Morin. Eight sisters Judith Kendall, Helen Woltz, Mary Zoot, Lucille Fernandino, Joan Sanchez, Deborah Martin, Paulette Kolmar and Frances Kaiser. Her Arkansas family, brother -in- laws Danny Childers, Tom Barnes, sister-in-laws Cathy Baxter, Becky Branham and Larinda Childers. Also, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.
A Visitation/Celebration of Life will be on, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.
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