OBITUARY

Joyce Pickens Branscome

January 18, 1936March 3, 2019
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Joyce Pickens Branscome of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the age of 83. She was born January 18, 1936 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Lucille and E.E. “Hank” Pickens. After graduating from Little Rock High School in 1953, she attended Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas, where she met her husband of over 40 years, Bruce Branscome. As a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, she and Bruce raised their family at Sixth & Izard Church of Christ in Little Rock. When she moved to Hot Springs Village she attended Village United Methodist Church where she was active in the choir and bells. She will be remembered for her adventurous spirit, infectious laugh, quick wit and sense of humor. She loved many things, but she especially loved God, her family, and her many lifelong friends. Our world is a better place because Joyce lived. The family wishes to give special thanks to the care givers at Good Samaritan Society and Hospice of Central Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille and E. E. Pickens, her husband, Bruce H. Branscome, Jr., and her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Gerald Wilson. Survivors include her children, Kim and Sidney Banz of Allen, Texas, Kathy and Keith Engelbrecht of Highland Village, Texas, Bob Branscome of Dallas, Texas, and Jan and Steve Collier of Frisco, Texas; four grandchildren, Keegan and Christie Engelbrecht of Walnut Creek, California, Kevin Engelbrecht of Dallas, Cori Collier of Frisco, and Cole Collier of Frisco. Services will be Monday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m. at Village United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village with burial at Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock. Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society @ www.good-sam.com To offer condolences and share a memory of Joyce with her family visit www.griffinleggettresthills.com

  • FAMILY

  • Kim (Sidney) Banz, Daughter
  • Kathy (Keith) Engelbrecht, Daughter
  • Bob Branscome, Son
  • Jan (Steve) Collier, Daughter
  • Keegan (Christie) Engelbrecht, Grandchild
  • Kevin Engelbrecht, Grandchild
  • Cori Collier, Grandchild
  • Cole Collier, Grandchild
  • Lucille Pickens, Mother
  • Eulis Errington Pickens, Father
  • Bruce H. Branscome, Husband
  • Jeanette Wilson, Sister
  • Gerald Wilson, Brother-in-law
  • Survivors include her children, Kim and Sidney Banz of Allen, Texas, Kathy and Keith Engelbrecht of Highland Village, Texas, Bob Branscome of Dallas, Texas, and Jan and Steve Collier of Frisco, Texas; four grandchildren, Keegan and Christie Engelbrecht of Walnut Creek, California, Kevin Engelbrecht of Dallas, Cori Collier of Frisco, and Cole Collier of Frisco.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Joyce Pickens Branscome

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Naomi Creasey

March 11, 2019

Joyce was my choir buddy at church and Cedar Mountain Singers. We loved to sing and tended to be mischievous at times. Will miss her sweet soul.

Peggy Ford

March 10, 2019

Joyce was such a joy to be with. She had a great sense of humor and she will be dearly missed by her neighbors. Loved chatting with her on the street when she was walking her precious and dearly loved Lucy. She is with our Lord now and may he comfort her family.

Barbara Cooper

March 8, 2019

Jan, Steve, Cori and Cole: Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say, "see you later" to your beautiful mother and grandmother. Many at Prestoncrest already have and will continue to take your family before Our Lord in prayer(s). May you find some comfort in the many sweet and wonderful memories of your loved one. We are here for your family.

John Pickens, Jr

March 6, 2019

My indelible memory of Joyce is her infectious laugh. Joyce lit up every room in which she entered. My mom and dad (John and Helen) kind of thought of Joyce as being the daughter they never had. My heart is with all of you during this time of both loss and comfort.

John P. Pickens, Jr.
Edmond, OK

Allan & Laura Gold

March 6, 2019

Joyce Branscome was a beautiful lady, a kind and lovely person. We loved and respected her for many years.
She will be missed but we will always have wonderful and fond memories of her.

Joyce was a good friend, a trusted and loyal co-worker. She had a gracious welcoming smile. Her presence brought fun and happiness to many days.

Allan & Laura Gold
Little Rock, AR.

Robin Rivers Johnson

March 5, 2019

Kim, Kathy, Bob and Jan,
Our heart is so sadden for the loss of your mother. It seem like yesterday we saw her at the village. The love and memories of your mom have come flooding back. Her smile always warmed our hearts. God has gotten a great angel. We send our love and prayers for each of you.
The Rivers Family, Patsy, Debbie, Kim, Robin and Rusty

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Biography

Joyce Pickens Branscome of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the age of 83.
She was born January 18, 1936 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Lucille and E.E. “Hank” Pickens.
After graduating from Little Rock High School in 1953, she attended Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas, where she met her husband of over 40 years, Bruce Branscome. As a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, she and Bruce raised their family at Sixth & Izard Church of Christ in Little Rock. When she moved to Hot Springs Village she attended Village United Methodist Church where she was active in the choir and bells. She will be remembered for her adventurous spirit, infectious laugh, quick wit and sense of humor. She loved many things, but she especially loved God, her family, and her many lifelong friends. Our world is a better place because Joyce lived.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the care givers at Good Samaritan Society and Hospice of Central Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille and E. E. Pickens, her husband, Bruce H. Branscome, Jr., and her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Gerald Wilson.
Survivors include her children, Kim and Sidney Banz of Allen, Texas, Kathy and Keith Engelbrecht of Highland Village, Texas, Bob Branscome of Dallas, Texas, and Jan and Steve Collier of Frisco, Texas; four grandchildren, Keegan and Christie Engelbrecht of Walnut Creek, California, Kevin Engelbrecht of Dallas, Cori Collier of Frisco, and Cole Collier of Frisco.
Services will be Monday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m. at Village United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village with burial at Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society @ www.good-sam.com
To offer condolences and share a memory of Joyce with her family visit www.griffinleggettresthills.com