Joyce McMullen

Monday, January 27, 2020

Joyce Eileen McMullen of Berryville, Arkansas passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on January 22, 2020 at the age of 75. She was born August 24, 1944 in Berkeley, California to Hugh and Edna Jo (Freeman) Crow.  She was the oldest of 4 children.

Joyce was a true servant to this community. She loved owning her own business, Happenings Books and Gifts, visiting with her customers and working with her many coworkers at Community First Bank. She was deeply involved in numerous charitable causes in the community including serving on the library board for many years, Member of the Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed running the gift shop at the hospital for many years, Downtown Merchants, Susan Komen Foundation and many more. She was honored and humbled by the many community awards she received throughout the years.

Joyce always enjoyed baking and knitting for the community. She would often deliver homemade bread and sugar cookies to many friends and businesses just to show her appreciation to those around her. She was always the first to volunteer when anyone needed assistance for an event, a cause or just to help give rides and support to others in need. She will always be remembered for her deep love of her family, Community, and friends and her generous servant heart.

On May 29, 1983 Joyce was united in marriage to Kenny McMullen who survives her of the home. She is also survived her three daughters Carla Vera and husband Steve of Bentonville, Carol Cobb and husband Gary of Monroe, Washington, Caren Phillips and husband Ryan of Destin, Florida; son Drew Wood and wife Katie of Berryville; stepson Robert McMullen and wife Heidi of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters Connie Lascano of Berryville, Debra Crow of Alameda, California; brother Kent Crow and wife Lynn of Berryville; grandchildren Katie Tennis husband Jon, Chelsie Allen, Luke Vera, Hannah Needham, Spencer McMullen, Hope Needham, Jonah Needham, Dakota Wood and Noah Wood; great grandchildren Kaia Tennis, Blaklie Allen, Boston Allen, Samantha Allen; twins in heaven Max and Marley; niece Marcy Lascano-Raibley and husband Jason of Lawrence, Kansas.

Joyce is preceded by her parents.

Memorial service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville, Arkansas with Steve Vera officiating. Memorial donations may be made to cmlibraryfoundation.com click the donate button and specify for Joyce McMullen. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.