Joyce Marie Bissell, age 76, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on February 22, 2021 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born to the late Cassius and Phyllis Hennings on July 4, 1944 in Ortville, Minnesota.
Joyce unselfishly spent her entire life taking care of others. She always put everyone above herself. She was a symbol of strength while raising her children who say they are very blessed to have her as a mother. Joyce always had a smile on her face and adored her children and grandchildren, whom she lovingly referred to as the sunshine of her life. She was a woman of God and loved the Lord.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas Bissell Jr., Teale Bissell, and Otis Bissell and wife Maetosha; daughters, Brenda Newbolt and husband Billy, and Bertha Crawford and husband Wendell, grandchildren, Shannon Bissell, Shawna Martin, Brandy Johnson, Jodie Barker, Brandon Newbolt, Teesa Croft, Lisa Pack, Tim Crawford, Emily Madison, Stetson Bissell, Bradlee Bissell, Aaron Bissell, Ashlynn Bissell, Allison Bissell, and Aaden Bissell; 12 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Bissell Sr.; her parents; and a sister, Ardell Gallego.
Funeral Service will be Thursday February 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Interment will follow at Nunley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday February 24, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Beasley- Wood Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Tim Crawford, Brandon Newbolt, Stetson Bissell, Aaron Bissell, Bradley Bissell, and Aaden Bissell. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Pack, Johnny Rodriguez, Bobby Gallego, Tony Gallego, Donald Hennings Jr., Nathan Stone, Joshua Hennings, Gordon Gallego, Wes Hennings, Bryer Newbolt, Braxton Newbolt and Blake Newbolt.
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