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Judy Higgins Joyce

Judy Higgins Joyce age 51 of New Boston, Texas passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Texarkana Texas.

She was born on February 17, 1967 in Mena, Arkansas to the late John Higgins and Shirley Wright Moore. She was married to William Joyce for twenty-two years.  She worked at many things in her life, such as truck driver, cashier and other jobs. Judy enjoyed riding motorcycles and just loving and living life to the fullest. She loved to be sewing, doing crafts and cooking for family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband William Joyce of New Boston, Texas.  Son Heath Zanzeberg of Grannis, Arkansas.  Daughters Ariel Joyce of New Boston, Texas; Elizabeth Miller of Omaha, Texas.  Grandchildren Isabella Townson and Matthew Townson.  Mother Shirley Moore of Mena, Arkansas.  Brothers Johnny Ray Higgins of Tomahawk, Wisconsin; Dale Higgins of Mena, Arkansas; John Higgins of Mena, Arkansas.  Sisters Polly Dunce of Norwick, England; Sara Woodcock of New York; Anna Casey of Vandervoort, Arkansas.  Birth mother Ann Casey of Vandervoort, Arkansas

She was proceeded in death by her father, John Higgins, Sr., sister Loretta Miller, brothers Robert Higgins and Jimmy Higgins.

Mrs. Joyce was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


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