of Batesville, AR
March 25, 1940 - September 6, 2023
Joy Faye Blevins Melton, 83, of Batesville passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2023.She was born March 25, 1940 in Franklin, Arkansas to Walter J. Blevins and Eva Masonheimer Blevins. Joy was a member of West Baptist Church for over 60 years where she also enjoyed teaching Sunday school. She had a very strong faith in God and was very evangelistic; she also enjoyed reading her Bible. Joy was a devoted wife and mother; she was also an immaculate housekeeper. She was a sweet, loving and joyful person. She enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as cooking and sewing. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, James Melton of the home; one son, James Ray Melton (Melinda) of Batesville; two daughters, Janice Fuller of Southside and Judy Rogers (Randy) of Batesville; six grandchildren, Brady Melton (Heather), Teighlor Warner (Ryan), Sydney Wood (Tanner), Chance Rogers (Sarah), Chaney Weaver (Josh) and Seth Fuller; eleven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and one sister. Pallbearers are Sky Clark, Chance Rogers, Brady Melton, Seth Fuller, Josh Weaver, Ryan Warner, Tanner Wood and Doug Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Allen, Kenny Willis, Chris Gillihan, Doug Burrow and Teddy Blevins.Funeral services will begin at 11:00am Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Elder officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00am Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the Funeral Home. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Woodlawn Heights Nursing Home. Memorials may be made in her honor to West Baptist Church, 1100 N. Central Ave, Batesville, AR 72501 or Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way Little Rock, AR 72202.
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Judy and Family,We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.
In our thoughts & Prayers
She was a beautiful lady u look like her .just so sorry for u lost .but she can rest with no pain Praying for u all
Janice, with broken hearts we are praying for you and your family. Losing a mother, grandmother is one of the hardest journey to go through. We pray you literally feel the presence and peace of Jesus.Love you sweet ladyW and L
With great sadness I learned today of our loss of Joy Faye, Heaven gained a sweet and dear soul and for that we rejoice. We send the family our most sincere condolences and prayers for peace and comfort.
We are so sorry. She was a wonderful woman. Always enjoyed seeing her. Prayers to you all.
So sorry for the passing of your sweet Wife and Mother. Love and prayers. Bobby and Connie Davis .
James, James Ray, Janice and Judy. We were saddened to hear of Joy's homecoming. She was such a sweet lady. What a Christian legacy! Years ago we have sweet memories of her babysitting for us when my Mom was sick and couldn't. Our prayers are with you in the coming days that your sweet memories and knowing she is with her Savior will bring comfort in the midst of your sorrow. With our love,Butch and Cora Sue
So Sorry for your lossâ€¦. Prayers for the Family that God will wrap his loving arms around each one of you and bring Peace and Comfort during this difficult time.â¤ï¸
James Henry and James Ray:I'm so sorry to hear about your wife and mother's passing. I miss seeing you both every day at General Tire. I hope you're both doing well. Take care.Charlie
Please know are hearts and prayers are with your family. ðŸ™
Dear Melton family,Sorry for the loss of your beautiful, sweet and kind momma. She raised amazing children and instilled the importance of living a godly life, a job well done.
Joy was always positieve and had a beautiful smile for you. We will miss her.
So sorry to see this sad news. She must have been a wonderful person and a devout Christian. The world is never the same when these saints has passed away. God Bless you and your family, Janice.
Janice, Iâ€™m very sorry to see of your momâ€™s passing. Love & prayers for you & your family.ðŸ™â¤ï¸
I'm so sad to hear about you sweet mommas passing. Heaven gained another beautiful angel. Prayers for all of you especially you sweet daddy. Love you â¤ï¸ðŸ™
Ms Joy was such a wonderful lady, we have fond memories of her, always smiling! Thoughts and prayers for Mr James and the Melton family.
So sorry for your loss.
To all of the Melton family we are so sorry for your loss. We loved Joy very much and have many sweet memories with your parents at West Baptist and the LLL group. We know God will give you comfort and peace in the coming days ahead. We love you allâ¤ï¸
We did not know her personally, but we know some of her family. They reflect Jesus and that let's us know her faith was real and she led her family on the path of riteousness. We grieve with those she left behind, but rejoice that we all have the hope and confidence she is now with Jesus and will be waiting for us all on the other side of eternity. Bless this family and all affected by her passing on, may He give you strength to endure. With Love, Cheryl and Peter.
To the Melton Family, James, Janice an Judy. So sorry for your loss praying for peace an comfort in your days ahead. Donna Harmon Greenfield
A lady who always had a smile for everyone. Prayers for all of you.
James and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray for your peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
The Melton family was a part of our West Church family for many years and holds a special place in our hearts. Joy always made sure to smile or come over to speak to our family and so many others each Sunday. So kind and gentle, we should all be more like her. Our love and prayers to each of you.
Sweet precious lady. When I first came to West she was so friendly and continued to be all the years she was able to come. Sheâ€™s home now with her savior! Prayers for her husband and family. Will never forget this beautiful lady.
Edith and I are so sorry for your loss. She was a good friend of momâ€™s and a special lady. We are praying for you all.
Heaven gained an Angel that raised a very special family. The special moments that was shared with her family are true treasures that will forever be in your hearts. We are sending love, hugs and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Melton. I pray that our Heavenly Father holds each of you in His loving arms and gives you peace and comfort during these difficult times.
Mr. Melton, Janice, Judy, James and all of the family, Iâ€™m so very sorry for your loss. I pray Godâ€™s peace that passes all understanding envelops each and every one of you at this extremely difficult time.
So sorry to hear about Joy praying for her and her family.
So sorry for your loss! Byron and Betty Johnson