Joyce Lorraine (Brown) Avery, age 75, of Green Forest, Arkansas, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, in Berryville, Arkansas. She was born March 19, 1941, in St. Louis, Missouri, and was the daughter of Alvis and Evelyn Brown. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Joyce loved reading, visiting the library and going for walks. She spent her working years at Tyson Foods. After retirement, she worked at Cindy’s Consignment, where she enjoyed visiting with others. She cared greatly for her dog Ginger. Known for her kindness, Joyce loved family and friends with a caring and selfless heart. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbara Miller; Mike Barry; and Mike Avery.
Joyce is survived by her brother, Scott Brown of Festus, Missouri; a sister, Louise Krapf of Cedar Hill, Missouri; two daughters, April Jaramillo and husband Antonio Jaramillo of Springdale, Arkansas, and Denise Barry of Green Forest, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Destiny Barry and husband Eric Walker, Brittany Bilderback and husband Sean Bilderback, and Luis Cruz; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Sky Walker, Darryn Malachi Barry and Summer Lorraine Barry; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Soul Purpose Ministries, 801 S. Springfield Ave. in Green Forest, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Denise Barry may be made to the Joyce Avery and Denise Barry Memorial Fund at 1st National Bank of North Arkansas. For online condolences, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.