Melva Joyce (Taylor) Wallace

February 14, 1939 ~ February 23, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Melva Joyce Wallace age 84 of Searcy, Arkansas, formerly of Heber Springs, passed away February 23, 2023, at her home. She was born February 14, 1939 in Booneville, Arkansas the daughter of the late Everett and Helen Loftis Taylor. Joyce attended St. Alberts Catholic Church in Heber Springs many years and later attended St. James Catholic church in Searcy, Arkansas.

Joyce was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed cooking and lovingly taking care of her home and her dogs. She sang in the choir at her church and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She spent a lot of time doing volunteer work and helping people in the community.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Robert Wallace and her parents.

Survivors include two sons, Sean Wallace (Misty) of Searcy, Arkansas and Bobby Wallace Jr. (Alex) of Topeka, Kansas; one daughter, Marie Goodwin (Dave) of Boydton, Virginia; one brother Melvin Taylor (Annie) of Crossett, Arkansas; one sister, Kathryn Garner of Dermott, Arkansas; six grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren.

Mass is 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 2, 2023 at St James Catholic Church, 1102 Pioneer Rd. Searcy, Arkansas 72143. 

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Memorial Mass
March 2, 2023

10:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church
1102 Pioneer Rd
Searcy, AR 72143


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