Joy LaVerne (Nolen) Richards
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Holland Chapel Baptist Church
15523 I-30 South
Benton, AR  72015
Friday, November 22, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Holland Chapel Baptist Church
15523 I-30 South
Benton, AR  72015
Friday, November 22, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Cemetery
Smith-Rosemont Cemetery
1010 Military Rd.
Benton, AR  72015
Joy LaVerne (Nolen) Richards

of Grand Prarie, TX

March 3, 1941 - November 11, 2019

Joy LaVerne (Nolen) Richards, 78, entered with joy into the eternal presence of her beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 11, 2019. Joy was born in Alexander, Arkansas, on March 3, 1941, to George C. Vice, Sr., and Jessie E. Vice. She is predeceased by Mr. Loy D. Nolen of Benton, Arkansas, and Mr. Terry G. Richards of Benton, Arkansas. She is also predeceased by her siblings Mrs. Ruth Thompson, Mr. Don Vice, and Mr. George Vice, Jr.

She is survived in death by her sister, Georgia Dixon of Benton, Arkansas, and her brother, Carroll Vice of Cabot, Arkansas. She is also survived by her four children and their spouses Russell Nolen of Montana, Karen and Charlie Pearce of Washington, Susan and Ron Ballou of Texas, and Dr. Kimberly and Daniel Sweet of Texas. Joy's five grandchildren and great-grandchild- Camren Allred, Lauren Vallas, Sara Pearce, Austin Sweet, Michael Sweet and Jonah Robinson- will miss their beloved and devoted Grammie.

Joy retired as a sales representative from Alcoa Aluminum after 24 years of service in 1998. She then served her family through caring for her grandchildren until her death.

Joy was a faithful servant member of Matthew Road Baptist Church of Grand Prairie, Texas, where she served in the women's ministry, mentoring, teaching and leading women's Bible studies and Sunday School. She also enjoyed serving in the children's ministry.

Joy was an avid reader and loved to quilt and sew, garden, and vacation at the beach. One of her greatest joys was traveling to visit her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed road trips and game nights with friends and fellow church members. Most of all she loved studying the Bible and praying for her church, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas, on November 22, 2019, at 1:00 pm, with a viewing preceding the service at 12:00 pm. An interment immediately following the memorial service will be at New Rosemont Memorial Park, Benton, Arkansas.

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Phillip and Teresa Hayes
Bauxite, AR
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Friday, November 22, 2019

So sorry for your lose. Prays to all the family.

Terry Hayes
Traskwood, AR
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Friday, November 22, 2019

Yvonne Lovell
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, November 22, 2019

While it has been awhile since I saw your mom, I do remember what a sweet and kind lady she was, from the times I was at your house as a teenager to later years at church. I know she will be missed dearly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Carroll Vice
Cabot, AR
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Monday, November 18, 2019

My dear sister I love you so much and will miss you every day. You were not perfect but close to it. You were a great example of what a Christian should be . You always had my back. You knew my pains and disappointments you were always there to encourage me and love me. Thank you God for Joy and all her family I love you all .Rest In Peace my sister until we meet again in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Always your Little Brother

Michele KoushN
Arlington, TX
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Ms. Joy was such a sweet lady! When we started going to Matthew Road in 2011, she was one of the first people I met there. She always had a smile on her face and a hug to give. I havent seen her in quite awhile, but I will miss her. Praying for her family and friends.

Jessie Kirk
Hermiston, OR
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Love and miss you Aunt Joy. You will always be an angel in my heart.

Candace Vice Bersosa
Kennewick, WA
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

She was a wonderful Great Aunt and will be truly missed. I have fond memories from when we lived in Arkansas and I am so thankful that I was recently able to see her. Love and Prayers to the family ❤️

Margit Vice and Randy Shultz
Meridian, ID
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Karen, Russell, Susan and Kim,

We were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a lovely person and will be missed by all who knew her. I'm sure she is having a grand reunion with Papa, Nanny, George, Ruth, your dad, and my dad.

May her memories ever be sweet. May God keep and hold you all in his arms.

love,
Margit and Randy

Marlena and Ricky Smart
Benton, AR
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

We loved her so much. She was a great Christian lady. She will be missed more than anyone will know. We love each of you.
Marlena and Ricky Smart