OBITUARY

Jessie Lee Joyner Sr.

April 29, 1932January 6, 2021
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Jessie Lee Joyner Sr. age 88 of Jacksonville, AR left this world surrounded by his family on January 6, 2021. Born on April 29, 1932 in Wynne, AR. His family moved to Jacksonville when he was 5 years old. He was a veteran proudly serving our country in the Korean War, Combat 40th Infantry Division. After the war he worked with Johnson & Johnson/Chicopee in North Little Rock for 39 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Verna Mae Kyzer, parents Harvey Joyner Sr. and Lois Catlett, brothers, Harvey Joyner, Jerome Joyner and sister, Helen Shirley. He is survived by his brother Darnell Joyner (Nell) and sister Shirley Handy (Dan) all of Jacksonville, sister-in-law Rita Joyner of Cabot. Sons, Jessie Joyner Jr (Amy) of Tumbling Shoals; Gary Joyner (Janel) of Jacksonville, Daren Joyner (Lisa) of Pine Bluff and daughter Kelly Joyner Berntsen of Cabot. Eight grandchildren, Amber Carroll, Ashlyn Joyner, Nathan Joyner, Emily Rathbun, Peyton Reinhart, Kyle Joyner, Jacqueline and Rachael Berntsen and 6 great grandchildren. Jessie loved gardening and watching westerns. The summers were always spent on Greers Ferry Lake camping and teaching his kids to water ski. He also loved hunting, fishing, traveling around the states and cruises. But most of all he loved his family. Through his actions and commitment he showed his family what it means to be brave, wise and content with life, but most of all what it means to be loved. His memory will be cherished in our hearts forever. Visitation will be held Tuesday January 12, 2021 from 6-8 pm with funeral being held Wednesday January 13, 2012 at 2 pm Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7224 Landers Rd, North Little Rock

Services

  • Visiation for family and friends

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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William Carr

January 12, 2021

Sorry to hear of Jessie passing. I worked with him many years at Chicopee.

Shelbie Frazier

January 11, 2021

Jessie you are an amazing person im glad i got the chance to know you and your family. You wi always be remembered.

Norweita Curtis Hudson

January 9, 2021

So sorry for your loss 🙏 praying for All the family during this hard time Hi Shirley praying for you love you I was one of the twins lived on North Ave

Emily Rathbun

January 9, 2021

Emily Rathbun

January 8, 2021

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