September 4, 2020
Joyce Anieta Miller, age 78, passed away on September 4, 2020. The daughter of Otha and Pauline (Paschal) Tackett, was born on April 13, 1942, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Joyce enjoyed collecting, crafting, cooking, sewing, reading, music, and theater. She was active in her church, choir, Joy Club, Boone County Republican Women, and Campers for Christ. She loved traveling, spending time with and feeding her family, and baking with her grandchildren.Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Charles Miller and John Sinclair, and sister, Othelia Paulette Tackett.Joyce is survived by her sons, John Miller of Kansas City, Missouri, Blake Miller and Rikki of Omaha, Arkansas; daughter, Tessa Hastings and Michael of Merritt Island, Florida; grandchildren, Mary Hannah and Corey Hardman, Sara Jane Hastings, John Jacob Hastings, and Hadley Miller; great-grandchildren, Mia Hardman, Ava Hardman, Theo Box, and Emilia Box; and siblings Virginia Laughlin, Jim Tackett, and Zack Tackett as well as a host of family and friends that will miss her.Service was Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at Crossroads Community Church, Harrison, Arkansas, with Johnny Walters officiating.Visitation was Tuesday, 9/08/2020, from 5-7 PM at Crossroads Community Church.Interment was Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Whitehouse Cemetery, 14651 South Whitehouse Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas, with Zack Tackett officiating.Pallbearers were Jesse Morrison, Todd Crook, John Jacob Hastings, Phillip Dardurand, Corey Hardman, David Carruth, and Michael Roberts, honorary.Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.
I met Joyce in the lunch line on my first day of school in Springdale. School had sltrady started when i got to Arkansas. We had several classes together and lived fairly close. When Zack was born he was my baby too, to help take of but mostly to entertain. Her mother treated me like i was one of her own
Derl and I have known Joyce since we were young marrieds. She was always a godly, kind and loving woman and will be greatly missed. We enjoyed visiting with her at the SHS class of 1960 dinners. Praying for God’s comfort for her family.
I am holding you all in my thoughts, Joyce was an instrumental person in my life. I have so many wonderful memories with this family. She made the best piece of pie I have ever eaten, Lol. Joyce was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. I was very lucky to know her, my love to you all.