of Griffithville, AR
July 5, 1935 - August 24, 2023
Joyce Jane McDoniel, 88, of Griffithville completed her earthly journey on Thursday morning, August 24, 2023 with her family at her bedside. She was a member of Griffithville United Methodist Church and was very active in all community activities. Joyce was born on July 5, 1935 in Wattensaw, Arkansas to Wesley Lee and Robie Mae Whitener Sherrill. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years at the time of his death, Emmitt H, McDoniel, Jr.; one sister, Mary Alice Sherrill and one nephew, Steve Sherrill. Left to cherish her memories is her son, Jeff (Amanda) McDoniel; her grandchildren, Ashley and PJ McDoniel and Kayla Turpin; her nieces and nephew, Jimmy and Martha Rogers and Stacy Sherrill; along with other extended family members and many friends.Joyce was the coordinator for the Wednesday evening children's program at Griffithville United Methodist Church and even during COVID she kept in touch with each family on a weekly basis. She served her community by working the election polls and in the Senior Center. Her biggest love was her home and the farm. She did not want to be anywhere but on the farm. She was proud of what she and Jr. had set up and wanted for their family to come. Visitation will be 5-7PM Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home and the funeral service will be 10:00AM Wednesday, August 30, 2023 in the Chapel of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Dogwood Cemetery in Griffithville. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home.
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Joyce was everyone's best friend. I remember like yesterday how she was the only one who was able to comfort me and still my heart of fear when I was diagnosed with cancer. I can still feel her hands in mine. May the Lord bless and keep each one of you in His love.
Aunt Joyce is the kindest woman Iâ€™ve ever met. Iâ€™ll keep the memories in my heart forever. See you again when my time is done here on earth.
So sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady who you could depend on to be the first one to bring food to the homes of those who had lost loved ones. Boyd enjoyed making sure she had fresh vegetables out of his garden. She was one of the ladies in the community that he looked out for when his garden was producing.
SHE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH I WAITED ON HER AND HER GRANDSON EVERY SATURDAY MORNING FOR BREAKFAST HERE AT COUNTRY KITCHEN WE ALL SEND OUR LOVE
Rip u will be miss fly high
Eddie & I are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around each of you to bring you comfort. She is home. A true friend, and Christian woman, and a big generous heart. We sure do love her, and will miss her dearly. Rest in sweet lady, till we see you again. Love the Griffins
We our family moved to Griffithville almost 12 years ago Ms. Joyce welcomed us to the community and became like family to us! She was so very kind and thoughtful to my children. She was always so full of life and energy! You would see her on her daily drive giving you a friendly wave. She had the heart of an angel and we feel better for having in our life! God bless her and keep her and many prayers for her family. We love you Ms. Joyce!!!!!â¤ï¸
Mrs. Joyce was a huge part of all the youth of griff's lives and always will remain in their memories. She will be missed by many.
Joyce was such a loving lady to all. Always there to help at every activity in Griff over the years. As was jr. Staples in our little town. Will be missed. RIP Joyce.
Jeff, Amanda and family, Iâ€™m sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working with Mrs. Joyce. She was a very personable lady. My prayers are with your family.
Mrs. Joyce was a wonderful, sweet lady loved by so many people. She was the go to person for anything you wanted to know about Griffithville. She was grandma Joyce to my son I know she loved him as he loved her. We all Love you Mrs. Joyce and will forever miss you. Our love and prayers go out to the family.
God has received a Faithful Servant! She was a wonderful lady that I knew well! She will be remembered as a friend, wife, mother, and a faithful Christian!
Jeff and family, itâ€™s been awhile since I saw Ms Joyce. I know she was kind of the patriarch of the McDoniel farm and always a sweet and pleasant lady to be around! My condolences to you all!
Joyce was such a bright light in everything she does, she will be missed by so so many
Family of Ms. Joyce: My thought's, and prayers are with you, I have very fond memories of Ms. Joyce from times at Sunny Side and from when Mary's dad farmed at Dogwood.. I wish all of you the peace in knowing she was a great person and i know she felt great about all she knew. Johnny Hodges
Our prayers to the family. She was a kind and compassionate lady that will be missed.
Goodbye my friend.I have known Joyce for many many years.But I only got to know Joyce recently.I really got to know her when I started going to Bible study with her.She was funny and had a quick wit .She also knew the Lord .I am proud to call her friend. I Love you Joyce and I will see you later
Know her when we lived in griffthville sweet kind person she would always brighting your day she will me missed