Joyce Evelyn Causey Hopkins, 75, of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, May 30, 2021, at her home.
She was born March 29, 1946, in Lacey (Drew County) to the late Macon Causey and Frances DeLois Young Causey.
She was a 1964 graduate of Drew Central High School, a 1968 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education and a 1971 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she received her Master of Science of Education.
Joyce worked as a high school business and math teacher for St. Charles Schools, Star City Schools and the University of Arkansasa at Monticello before taking the Monticello Schools District Treasurer position where she retired.
Joyce was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church for 40 years. She was a member of the United Way board for four years, serving as secretary and president. She was a member of the Monticello Billie Band Booster Club, a lifetime member of the Southern Association of School Business Officials, and a lifetime member of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement Association.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bobby Brown; and a nephew, Anthony Brown.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Larry Hopkins of Monticello; two daughters, Terri (Michael) Cossey of North Little Rock and Holli Wood of Monticello; grandsons, Nate and Chase Wood of Monticello; siblings, Brenda Brown of Spring, Texas, Sherrill (Bill) Scroggins of Lacey, Mike (Brenda) Causey of Richland, Missouri, Connie (Tom) Ollie of Swansea, Illinois, Mark (Tina) Causey of Neosho, Missouri and Vaughn Causey of Gainesville, Virgina; a great aunt, Jean Tucker of Monticello; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Bro. Dwayne Roper officiating. Burial will be at the Lacey Cemetery. There will be a visitation Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church, Arkansas Hospice and Lacey Cemetery Association.