of Pleasant Plains, AR
October 8, 1934 - September 10, 2020
Joy Avinell Wheeler, 85, of Pleasant Plains died September 10, 2020.She was born October 8, 1934 in Floral, Arkansas to Millard and Helen (Wilf) Burress.Avinell was a member of the Independence Missionary Baptist Church. She was a foster grandparent at Midland Elementary School. Her hobbies included gardening and bingo and she loved her family very much.She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Wheeler (Karen) of Newark, Arkansas, Gary Wheeler (Carolyn) of Pleasant Plains, Arkansas; one daughter, Sondra Grider (James) of Pleasant Plains , Arkansas; three sisters, Betty Coots of Alexander, Arkansas, Hattie Sue Lanier (Tommy) of Bryan, Texas, Ina Ruth Reed of Concord, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Dusty Wheeler, Drew Wheeler, Tara Dull, Bani' Meharg, Shane Martin, Jammie Cox, Chelsea Brackett, Jarrod Grider; eighteen great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.Avinell is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne Wheeler; and a brother, Buddy Burress.Pallbearers are Dusty Wheeler, Drew Wheeler, Shane Martin, Jarrod Grider, Sherwin Meharg, and Caleb Brackett. Honorary pallbearers include the staff at Woodlawn Nursing Home.Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00pm Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.Services will be held Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:00am at the Independence Missionary Baptist Church with Wesley Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Putman Cemetery in Pleasant Plains. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor visitation attendance to 50 people at one time. Church attendance guidelines will be posted at the church. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering and social distancing will be observed.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Wayne and Avinell were close friends of ours in our younger years sad to see her go may god give peace and love to the family
I have very fond memories of Avinell. She was a blessing and always kind to me. I am praying for God to comfort you and give you peace. Our families shared many good times together. I enjoyed having several of Avinell’s grandchildren in Kindergarten and one as my Student Teacher. God bless you all! Sending love to you!
My thoughts and prayers go to the family of the woman who made the best strawberry pie.
I know Ms. Avinell from her time at Woodcrest Assisted Living. She was such a sweet lady. Full of love and laughter, always had a smile on her face. Every night she would ask me after taking her medicine, please lock the door, I don't want the booger man to come in. I missed her so much when she moved across the street. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, she loved you all a lot. Heaven has gained another angel.
So sorry for your loss.