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Joyce Marie (Morin) Childers,74

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. 

Link to Joyce’s Memorial Video:


  • Paulette Kolmar Posted February 11, 2019 3:15 PM

    Joycie, I love you and I know I will see you again when we meet in heaven. Rest in peace dear sister.

  • William Woltz Jr Posted February 11, 2019 4:33 PM

    Gonna miss my Aunty Buffalo as she would call herself. She always called me Billy Boo. I will see you again in Heaven .

  • William Woltz Posted February 11, 2019 6:15 PM

    We will really miss you Buffalo ,no more board games on Friday night. Your sister Helen is holding up so far but not to worry we will all be with you some day . Love Helen & Bill Woltz

  • William Woltz Sr Posted February 11, 2019 6:21 PM

    We will all miss aunty Buffalo , some day we will meet again and I can beat you at monopoly .

  • Fran Kaiser Posted February 11, 2019 7:08 PM

    Joyce Childers, the most positive person I know. I will miss you dearest sister!!! God rest your soul in heaven.

  • Mary Zoot Posted February 11, 2019 8:22 PM

    We love you Joyce. Give Ken, Mom, Dad, Eugene and Dennis a hug. Rest in peace. Love, Mary

  • Jennifer Mech Posted February 12, 2019 11:14 AM

    I will never forget how you would sing my name. I will miss you dearly. I love you Auntie Buffalo! B-U-F-F-A-L-O!!

  • Tabitha Taylor Posted February 12, 2019 12:54 PM

    My dearest toots. I’ll love and miss you dearly. DANRC won’t be the same without you. Love you, kitty cat

  • Pat and Bill Morin Posted February 12, 2019 1:32 PM

    My mother, Helen Fitzgerald, belonged to a travel club. When Joyce found out they were planning a trip to Rome she asked if she could go too. Everything worked out and they were room mates on the trip. They had a wonderful time. They are probably reminiscing about the fun they had in Italy. Joyce give my Mom a hug from me. Also give Mom and Dad Morin, Eugene, Ken and Dennis a hug from me and Bill. We love you Joyce.

  • Donna Hooks Posted February 12, 2019 1:37 PM

    You will be dearly missed at DANRC. You always made me laugh and i enjoyed you more than you know. I wasn’t just your aide, you made me feel like a friend. Til we meet again!!!

  • Mike Morin Posted February 12, 2019 3:33 PM

    Joice, Diane & I will miss your forever. I hope you are enjoying potato chip cookies in heaven. If I could send you a new batch now I would. I will forever remember the nights we sat on the front porch in the really hot summer night on Seeley Ave, until midnight shooting the breeze because it was so hot in the house we could not sleep. Give Mom, Dad, Gene, Dennis a big hug for us. Nikki, Pete, Mike Jr & Chantal said they love you too.

  • Joan sanchez Posted February 12, 2019 5:57 PM

    Acts 24:15 there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteousness. Psalms 37:11 the meek will possess the earth and find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. Joyce was a meek, kind, generous, loving, humorous sister. We look forward to god’s promise of a resurrection for all of our dear loved one’ who have passed away.

  • Jackie and Frank Morin Posted February 12, 2019 6:30 PM

    Dear Buffalo Butt,

    Frank wants to know if you want to split a 16 ounce six pack?! We will sure miss you. We’re comforted to know that you will be in the arms of not only God, but Geno and Bubby as well. May peace and health find you on the other side. We love you very much and will continue to keep memories of you in our hearts now and always.

  • Dixie Smith Posted February 12, 2019 6:39 PM

    Joyce, We will miss you. Just watched your service. It was Beautiful!
    Aunt Dixie & Uncle Clifton

  • Janet Antosz Posted February 12, 2019 10:25 PM

    In the 1970’s,I spent many summers on Seeley Ave.
    I remember Aunt Joyce’s bedroom being decorated with many Chicago Cub posters. She would talk about the team with her engaging smile that you couldn’t help to smile back. Rest your soul and enjoy talking to Ernie Banks and Ron Santo.

  • Mike Jr Posted February 13, 2019 3:27 AM

    Rest in peace aunt Joyce, we love you, you ‘ol buffalo… don’t know where that nickname came from, but I remember calling you that way back in the middle 80’s… during those smokey Morin family card games. We love you. Mike Jr, Chantal, and Peyton.

  • Nikki, Peter, Ruby, and Ryder Cavaliere Posted February 13, 2019 11:06 AM

    I will always remember fondly how you used to sing “Nikki, Nikki, Nikki Chevrolet” to me when I was little. Peter will always remember you introducing yourself to him as Auntie Buffalo. I am glad that Ruby and Ryder both got to meet you at Bubby’s birthday party. You were a good, kind Aunt and a super-fun person. I know that all of our family members who have passed on will be happy that you are with them again in heaven. Give Bubby a great big hug for us. We love you and wish you peace.

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