Griffin Leggett Conway Funeral Home

1751 Dave Ward DR, Conway, AR


Joyce Ellen Pate

November 6, 1956December 23, 2019

Joyce Ellen Pate of Guy Arkansas passed away December 23rd, 2019, she was born on November 6th, 1956 to Robert E. Haywood Sr. and Dorthy Mae O’Neal Haywood in Dayton Ohio. Survivors include her husband Charles Pate, her sister Veronica Bray of Kentucky, her brother Mark Haywood of California, her brother Robert Haywood Jr. of Texas. Her daughters Melody Olson, Amanda Pate and Hannah Crim and her son David Pate. Her grandkids Alexandria, Braden and Breana Olson, Wayne, Nicky, Nicole, Natallie and Nathaniel Pate, Michael, Matthew, Andrew, Lilly and Daniel Pate, Shekhinah Pate, Isabella, Aurora and Elena Crim. Also, she has nieces and nephews scattered around the country. Joyce loved her kids, grandkids and traveling. She will be missed and loved but always remembered.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


Joyce Ellen Pate

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Jay Blackwell

January 8, 2020

Charlie, Sadden to hear about your loss. I have always enjoyed working with Joyce, and her genuine laughter.

Maria Jimenez

January 8, 2020

Dear Charlie and family I am so saddened to learn of Joyce passing.
May God comfort you all in the times ahead.
I will always remember our conversations and the joy of hearing how much she loved Charlie, her daughters, her son, her grandkids, her sister and brother.
She was a wonderful human being and I thank God for knowing a
special Angel he had in earth.

Maria Elena Jimenez

Lashana Shelton

January 3, 2020

My prayers to the family...

Milton & Becky Lake

January 2, 2020

Dearest Charlie and Family, We were so saddened to learn of Joyce's passing. She will be so very missed by all who knew her. May God comfort you in the times ahead.
Love, Milton and Becky

Kathy Wise

January 2, 2020

To the best friend a girl could have Dear Joyce,
Oh how I miss our conversations. The your turn to vent to my turn. Lol! You were the most loyal, honest, and trustworthy friend. Such a sweet loving mother, gigi, wife and friend. Life wasn't always fair to you but you still always managed to put on that smile and still had a heart of gold. You loved doing things for everyone and did the best you could at whatever you did. You loved with all your heart.
To Charlie and the family just know she loved you all with everything she had. She was always so proud of all of you and all of you made her who she was. If I heard her brag on each one of you at one time or another I heard her brag on all of you always. She was never negative about any of you.
We all have lost a beautiful person!
Our hearts go out to all of you! You will continue to be in our prayers.
We love and miss you Joyce!
With Love,
Larry and Kathy Wise

Alexandria Olson

January 2, 2020

Memories we all have of Gigi will last on forever. To cherish and to hold them deeply in our hearts! She had a beautiful smile that would brighten everything up.

Alexandria Olson

January 2, 2020

Love never dies. When the time came for me to walk through your door and realize you were really gone I fell apart. I just wanted one more time for you to say I love you too. I didn’t want to let you go it was so hard. I will always remember the good times, coming home with papa Charlie and running inside to tell on him for going to the junction. Or you locking us out of the house(yes really locking the doors) just so you can clean without us getting in the way. I know your in my heart and forever will be. I love you Gigi more than words can express. You will always be my role model and the person I look up to, mostly to be as strong as you can be and to fight as hard as you can. ❤️

Mark Haywood

January 2, 2020

As we say goodby to our little sister, her memory will live on forever in our hearts. Living in California and being a Yankee, Joyce and I didn't get to see much of each other. Calls on Birthday's and Holiday's were how we kept in touch. Charlie was and always will be her guiding light. Will miss you forever Sis, say hello to Mom, Dad and all of our Uncles and Aunts for us. I know you will keep them all laughing and up-to-date on what's going on down here. Love you, Mark

Veronica Bray

January 2, 2020

Baby sister, know you are missed beyond measure. Loved more than words can say. Treasured more than the biggest diamond.
So many memories but the one that comes to mind through the tears is when we let you know we were getting close on our drive from California. Unfortunately for us, we stopped to eat in Conway. When we finally pulled into your drive, there you stood with your hands on your hips and that look on your face that spelled trouble!
Unbeknownst to us you had fixed us lunch and had been expectantly waiting for us, standing in your driveway.
Boy howdy, we drove straight to your house from then on!!!
Love you❤️❤️❤️

Briana Shaffer

January 2, 2020

Aunt Gigi you are loved and missed beyond words. Some of my most fondest memories are when I traveled with Grandma and Grandpa during the summers to come visit. I am so glad that I got to spend as much time with you and Melody as possible, given how far away we lived. My stubbornness I attribute receiveing from you! Please watch over us all. All my love.