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Beverly Joy Honeycutt went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 19, 2023, after a brief illness in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Little Rock on July 19, 1946 to Willard E. and Elsie Poole Highfill. Her early schooling was in Marshall, TX, then the suburbs of Sacramento, CA, and later attended and graduated in 1964 from Hope High School in Hope, AR.

Joy cherished her life as a mother and grandmother. Seeing her role as a child advocate, she loved her time volunteering and working with the developmentally disabled at the School of Hope. She worked with Ameri-Corps after attending Henderson State University and worked at the Arkansas Rice Depot where she helped charities distribute food to fellow Arkansans, finishing her career as an Environmentalist/Health Inspector for the Clinton County and Caldwell County Health Departments in Missouri. She is a Christian and a child of God, leaving behind a beautiful garden of many flowers she calls her dear friends.

Preceding Joy in death are her son, Jody Paul Honeycutt; her granddaughter, Macy Elizabeth Honeycutt; mother, Elsie; father, Willard; brother, Travis Nivens; paternal grandmother and grandfather, Wesie Poole and Willis Poole; and paternal grandmother, Lena Yerton.

Left to grieve Joy are husband, Ray Honeycutt; son and daughter-in-law, Jamey Honeycutt and wife, D’Anna; grandchildren, Andrew James Honeycutt, Noah James Honeycutt, Megan Nicole Graham and husband, Mathew, Rebecca Lynn Giesken and husband, Brad, Stephen Micheal Balliett and wife, Tina and Aaron Robert Balliett and wife, Sara; great-grandchildren Jaden, Gabriella, Isaac, Annabel, William and Monroe; sister, Lana Kay Lockard; beloved Aunt Agatha Wood; and many nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

Services will be held Friday, August 25, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Brazzel/ Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, 1001 South Main St., Hope, AR 71845. There will be a brief graveside service following.

There will be a celebration of life for Joy’s Northwest Missouri friends at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to celebrate Joy are encouraged to make a donation in her name to the School of Hope, Hope, AR or any charity that supports and advocates for children.