of Fort Smith, AR
October 7, 1950 - December 24, 2019
Joyce A. (Scrivner) Burgess, 69, a resident of Fort Smith, formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at her home.She was born October 7, 1950, in Paris to the late Earl Franklin, Sr. and Anna Mae (Barnett) Scrivner. Joyce retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield in Little Rock. After her retirement she worked at the Paris Public Schools as a special education assistant and a bus driver. Joyce was a member of the Roseville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Burgess; a sister, Goldia Jean Beshoner; three brothers, Bill, Earl, Jr. and W.T. Scrivner and a great nephew, Austin Avery King.Survivors include children she helped raise, Gabriel Scrivner of Fort Smith and Amanda (Scrivner) King of Pryor, Oklahoma; two step-sons, Chase Williams of Little Rock and Gary Burgess, Jr. of California; three step-daughters, Kim Garrett of Houston, Texas, Jennifer Bailey of Hamilton, Ohio and Christy Burgess of North Little Rock; numerous step-grandchildren; four brothers, Jim Scrivner of Clarksville, Gerald Scrivner and wife, Judy of Orange, Texas, Larry Scrivner and wife Brenda of Paris and Dickie Scrivner and wife, Jo of Fort Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews and a companion, Andy Ray Heft of Paris.Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019, at the Roller Funeral Home in Paris.The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Farnam officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Pallbearers will be Travis King, Ricky Brooks, Gabriel Scrivner, Jackson Scrivner, Mason Scrivner and Chase Williams. The family would like to give a special thanks to Joyce's caregiver, Dawn Binkley.
I worked with Joyce at Blue Cross. Always a kind and had a wonderful personality. We also went to the same church while she was living in NLR. She was loved by the people at our church had small children since she worked in the nursery. She loved her friends and was loved by her family. God bless the family as you go through this difficult time and the days ahead.
Sorry for your loss. I worked with Joyce at ABCBS prior to retirement. She was always funny and a smile on her face. She will be missed
Gabe, so very sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family. My grandparents, Clarence and Lillie Minor, knew your family many years ago. They may have lived near. The Minors lived on the corner of Roseville and Inez and attended The First Baptist Church. Gabe and I were coworkers at OK Foods.
I’m so sorry for your loss praying for her family and friends ❤️
So sorry.to hear of her passong. Prayers for her family so sad this time of year
Joyce will be greatly missed by all of us. She was a great woman that helped so many in her life. May she be at eternal peace in heaven.
So sorry for your loss! Joyce was a delightful individual. Always loved visiting with her. Prayers for the family.