of Searcy, AR
November 21, 1924 - April 23, 2021
Loyce Evelyn Crook ChildersA dear aunt, favorite friend and lover of life, Loyce Evelyn Crook Childers, age 96, entered her eternal rest on Friday, April 23, 2021.Loyce was born on November 21, 1924 to L.M. and Marga Roan Crook in Pangburn, AR. She married Cecil Willard Childers of Sidon on November 3, 1944. In 1949, Loyce began her career with the Searcy Water Company as the primary bookkeeper. She enjoyed her work there for over 40 years until she retired in 1990. As much as her work, Loyce delighted in daily coffee breaks with the girls at Headlee's drug store in downtown Searcy. Loyce was a member of the Westside Church of Christ. Throughout her life, Loyce was known for her quick wit, her impeccable style, and her fabulous cooking. Her Thanksgiving spread at their home on Sowell Street in Searcy and Christmas Eve candies are special memories cherished by her family. Loyce was the life of any party. She and Cecil lived their days to the fullest and especially loved traveling and seafood. Some of their favorite and regular spots were Branson, MO, Gulf Shores, AL, and any Harding Bison football game. A happier, more compatible and complementary couple there never was. And their family takes great comfort assured that they are reunited in heaven.Along with our Lord, she was greeted by her husband of 69 years, Cecil, and their infant twin daughters, who all preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sisters: Louise Tucker, Lora Sowell, and Lorene Hughes; her brothers: Louis Crook and Leo Crook. She is survived by nieces Betty Mote (Jerry) and Nancy Hatfield (David) of Searcy; Arlene Morris (Kelly) of Montgomery, AL; Paula Sue Mardis (Marcus) of Jackson, TN; Nina Lou Crook of Little Rock; and nephew Mickey Crook (Nancy) of Jackson, TN. She is also survived by a host of great nieces and nephews as well as great great nieces and nephews who all adored her. She loved each of them as if they were her own children and grandchildren.The family will celebrate Loyce's life on Thursday, April 29, with a visitation at 1:00 pm and a Funeral Service at 2:00 pm in the Roller-Daniel Funeral Home Chapel, in Searcy, AR. Burial will follow at Henderson Cemetery in Pangburn, AR.The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Sparrow's Promise (formerly Searcy Children's Home), a private faith-based foster care agency in Searcy, AR. Donations may be mailed to Sparrow's Promise, 208 E. Moore Ave, Searcy, AR 72143.
Loyce was such a sweet soul and what a special blessing she was to so many. Her laughter and whit just spread joy and happiness to everyone she knew. Sure Loved Loyce and Cecil❤️❤️
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Loyce was a Special Lady, always a smile, always something to say that would make those hearing her laugh. I knew her when working in Faye’s Beauty Shop, in th back of th Tot Shop, so many good memories. She will be greatly missed
I am sad to hear of Loyce’s passing as she will be dearly missed but I also rejoice for her entry into Heaven and the victory she claims in Jesus. She was a special woman and I am honored to have known her. God bless you all as you grieve. You loved and cared for her well.
I have known Lois and her family for many yearsI was saddened to learn of her passingMy deepest sympathy to all her family, especially Nancy and Betty