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Searcy First Baptist Church
Sunday August 29th, 2021

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Oak Grove Cemetery
Sunday August 29th, 2021

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Joy Cleo Lewis

Joy Cleo Vandiver Lewis, 93, of Searcy passed away on August 25, 2021. Born August 22, 1928 to the late Margaret Johnson and Carl Cleo Vandiver in Jasmine, Arkansas.

Joy is survived by her children Larry (Debbie) Lewis and Jeanne (David) Dale, grandchildren; Carla Lewis, Brad (Hannah) Lewis, Kevin (Jessica) Lewis, Amy (Gregory) Stewart, Forrest Dale and Jenna (Clayton) Harland, one sister; Emo Whitmire, two brothers; Jimmy (Almeda) and Ray (Judy) Vandiver.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Leroy C. Lewis, her son; Steve Lewis, grandson; Jacob Lewis, three sisters, and her parents.

Joy was a graduate of Searcy High School in 1945. She married Leroy Lewis on February 14, 1946. They spent many years traveling in the United States as well as abroad, before returning to retire in Searcy in 1971. Joy is a member of First Baptist Church in Searcy. She spent many years serving in various capacities in the church, but she especially loved mission trips, youth activities, and ski retreats.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 29th at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Searcy. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery located off East Moore St. in Searcy.

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So very sorry to hear of Joy's passing. She was such a sweet lady who always blessed my heart. I played music over the past several years and she would always have a hug for me when I would see her at Ward Country Dance. Prayers for the family.

BRENDA WILSON Aug 31 2021 11:09 AM

Sad to hear about Joy\'s passing. Joy Loved Life so Much. I met Joy at Ward Country Dance several years back & we became close.
I\'m really not sure if she Loved Dancing more than Playing Cards which I spent several hours into the wee of the night doing with her & Family!
I will Deeply Miss You, Joy.
Joy you were definitely a Bright Spot in MY LIFE!!

Connie Middleton Aug 28 2021 3:40 PM

Joy will always be remembered for that beautiful smile and personality. It is my prayer that the family will find some peace in that Joy is now in the presence of our Lord and one day you will see her again.

Sharon May Aug 26 2021 6:43 PM