Joyce A. (Scrivner) Burgess, 69, a resident of Fort Smith, formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at her home.
She was born October 7, 1950, in Paris to the late Earl Franklin, Sr. and Anna Mae (Barnett) Scrivner. Joyce retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield in Little Rock. After her retirement she worked at the Paris Public Schools as a special education assistant and a bus driver. Joyce was a member of the Roseville Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Burgess; a sister, Goldia Jean Beshoner; three brothers, Bill, Earl, Jr. and W.T. Scrivner and a great nephew, Austin Avery King.
Survivors include children she helped raise, Gabriel Scrivner of Fort Smith and Amanda (Scrivner) King of Pryor, Oklahoma; two step-sons, Chase Williams of Little Rock and Gary Burgess, Jr. of California; three step-daughters, Kim Garrett of Houston, Texas, Jennifer Bailey of Hamilton, Ohio and Christy Burgess of North Little Rock; numerous step-grandchildren; four brothers, Jim Scrivner of Clarksville, Gerald Scrivner and wife, Judy of Orange, Texas, Larry Scrivner and wife Brenda of Paris and Dickie Scrivner and wife, Jo of Fort Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews and a companion, Andy Ray Heft of Paris.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019, at the Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Farnam officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Pallbearers will be Travis King, Ricky Brooks, Gabriel Scrivner, Jackson Scrivner, Mason Scrivner and Chase Williams.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Joyce's caregiver, Dawn Binkley.