Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Joyce D Spann, age 74

Joyce D Spann, age 74, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed through the Gates of Heaven to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on June 8, 2019.

She is survived by her brother Marvin C Johnson Jr (Harriett), her children Cheri Spurgeon and Kevin Cross and her 3 grandchildren (who were her entire world and was so proud of) Austin, Justin & Brianna Spurgeon.

She had an amazing strength, a giving heart full of love and an unwavering faith in Jesus who will be dearly missed.

Arrangements are being handled by A Natural State Funeral Home, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400

There will be only a private family gathering at a private location.


  • Devaney LawrenceBradford Posted June 12, 2019 3:17 PM

    New Zion Temple Ministries loved Mother Spann and she will definitely be missed. We know that she is free from all the pain and is rejoicing in heaven with her dear friend Mother Watson. Much Love and Prayers for her family.

  • Elder Roveta Simmoms Posted June 12, 2019 3:31 PM

    Jesus loves you more than we ever could. My heart is torn. Part of me mourns while the other part rejoices that your journey has led you to Jesus. Your transition from earth to glory is exactly what the faithful hope for. To say that everyone who knew you will miss you is an understatement. I miss your smile. Your prayers. Your love. Your wisdom. You’re simply the best. Truly one of a kind. Enjoy Jesus ❤️✝️

  • Pastor Phyllis Neal Posted June 12, 2019 5:20 PM

    Words can not express, because words are never adequate in moments so tender as this accassion.I pray that the Spann family, friends & all who related to mother finds the peace, loving kindness & comfort in which she has displayed through her life toward us. Be that it may, be the same tranquility expressed for the family in the days ahead. God bless you all as mother Spann will be missed tremendously.

  • Jana Latcham Posted June 14, 2019 1:07 AM

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I loved this lady to pieces, she was a beautiful, one of a kind soul, with a brilliant flare, and I was blessed to have gotten to know her. Cheri, Brianna, Austin, and Justin, I pray the Lord will ease your pain and suffering throughout this difficult time.

    Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

  • Bernita Jones Posted June 14, 2019 9:30 AM

    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, just knowing that Mother Spann, such a beautiful spirit is in the presence of the Lord, gives me joy and peace. She has always been a great inspiration to the New Zion Temple Family, seeing her smile and style, she is forever loved, greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Thank you God for the time you allowed us to graced with her presence..

  • Queena Lewis Posted June 14, 2019 12:15 PM

    Mother Span a faithful member and kind to everyone will be greatly missed.
    Rest in peace.

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