Joye Elizabeth Arrington Strebeck, 73, of Little Rock, formerly of Monticello, passed away on June 16, 2017 at her home in Little Rock.
Joye was graduate of Monticello High School and a member of Chicot Baptist Church in Lake Village where she lived for many years. Her greatest blessing was the birth of her daughter, Page (Martin) McDonald and her four grandchildren, Gracen, Katy, Avery and Will.
Joye was a beautiful lady, very social, and never met a stranger. Her beautiful life will always be cherished in the lives of family and friends. She had a natural talent for decorating and was very creative. Whether she was redecorating and painting her home or decorating her home for the holidays, everything she did was beautiful. She enjoyed adventure and, as a younger lady, she learned to fly an airplane and had her license to do so. She enjoyed skydiving, riding motorcycles and just enjoyed life.
Joye loved having family gatherings at her home for the holidays. There was never a dull moment at these gatherings. Some of our greatest memories were in the summertime. Her home was on the lake and she and her husband, Marty made sure everyone had a great time. The days were full of fishing, boating, swinging on the swings that hung from the trees, a little water fun on slip-n-slides, or just relaxing in the yard. Everyone had something to do. These are our treasured memories.
She was born October 26, 1943 in Monticello and was the daughter of the late Norman E. and Lola B. Arrington.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Martin E. Strebeck; a sister, Norma Warren; a brother, Johnny Arrington; a niece Paula Moix; and a sister-in-law, Pamela Arrington.
Survivors include her daughter, Page (Martin) McDonald; a brother, Michael Arrington,; grandchildren, Gracen, Katy, Avery, and Will; niece Kimberly (Eric) Schultz; nephews Marcus (Kriket) Arrington and Rob (Karren) Metzer; numerous cousins and great/great-great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 30 at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello with Rev. Buddy Lemons officiating.