Joyce Pevey

Joyce Pevey

Joyce Lynn Millwood Pevey, 64 of Monticello, died on November 6, 2014.

She was born on October 17, 1950 at Dumas and was the daughter of Wilna C. Ogelsby Millwood and the late Loyd Eugene Millwood.

Mrs. Pevey was a talented pianist and blessed many gatherings with her talent, especially the three churches where she played many Sundays. Music was her life. She loved the shape note convention style of music and traveled over the Southeastern United States to participate and record at many gospel music conventions.

She worked as a bank teller for numerous banks including First State Bank of Ola, the Dominion Bank of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Clarendon Bank of Santee, South Carolina. She became a stay at home wife in 1993 after moving back to Arkansas with her husband. She moved to the Monticello area in 1996 with her husband and made friends everywhere she went because of her love for gospel music and her savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of Plainview Free Will Baptist Church in Plainview, Arkansas before moving her membership to Campground United Methodist Church where she was been a very devoted member for many years. She was a member of the Monticello Music Club and had a passion for being outdoors.

Mrs. Pevey is survived by her husband, Thomas Abner “Ab” Pevey of Monticello; her mother, Wilna C. Ogelsby Millwood; a brother, Larry Millwood (Kelly); sister-in-law, Martha Woodard; step children, Thomas Scott “Tom” Pevey (Rosemary) of Pine Bluff, Sonia Kay Pevey Potter of Pine Bluff; step-grandchildren, Dena Le Stanley (Morgan) of Clarksville, Tennessee, Robert Bruce Lea Jr. (Deborah) of Sherwood, Justin Lea (Rachel) of Sherwood and Sarah Pevey of Pine Bluff; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Emily, Ryan, Nicholas, Brandon, Liam and Kaila; nephews, Michael, Matthew, Ryne (Jessyca), Coy, Jacob Millwood, Riley Poole, Bobby and Matthew Woodard; nieces, Whitney Millwood Davis (James), Kristen, Payton and Gala Millwood, Megan Pearce, Sharon Wigley (Oscar), Leah and Maxine; two adopted sisters, Gay and Joy (Homer Pace’s daughters). Mr. Pace adopted Joyce as one of his own in the gospel music family, therefore Mr. Pace had three daughters instead of two.

Funeral service will be held on November 9 at 3 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home. Burial will be at Campground Cemetery.