Georgie JoAnn Loyd, age 79 years, of Booneville, Arkansas, passed from this life August 17, 2018. She was born October 17, 1938 to the late George Woods and Lillie Orene Richardson Bryant. She was a member of the Wheeler Avenue Church of Christ in Fort Smith. She retired from the City of Booneville Water Department 14 years ago after 20 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oscar Junior Loyd; her brother, James Shelburne Bryant; and a great-granddaughter, Cambrie Laine Smith.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Heritage Addition Church of Christ in Booneville with burial in Oak Hill cemetery in Booneville — there was no graveside service held — under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday afternoon at Roberts Funeral Home.
She is survived by her children, Melinda Lee Smith and her husband Robert of Booneville, Arkansas, Jay Alan Loyd and his wife, Laurie of Greenwood, Arkansas and Kim Yvette Trekell and husband, Kirk of Alva, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren: Kyle Lynn Smith and wife, Jessica, of Wiley, Texas; Kody Alan Smith and wife, Laci, of Booneville, Arkansas; Ashley Nichole Loyd of Bryan, Texas; Sarah Elaine Barentine and husband, Aaron, of Greenwood, Arkansas; Ryan Taylor Loyd of Cedarville, Arkansas; Brittany Leeann McGrew and husband, Justin, of Clarksville, Arkansas; Blake Lee Trekell of Alva, Oklahoma; Bradley Loyd Trekell and wife, Jenni, of Ada, Oklahoma; 10 great-grandchildren: Nathan Gregory and Nelle Ainsley Smith of Wiley, Texas; Carter Alan Jack and Lainey Elizabeth Smith of Booneville, Arkansas; Lewis Anthony Barentine of Greenwood, Arkansas; Kaden Jeremiah, Evan Malachi and Lydia Jean McGrew of Clarksville, Arkansas; Carlee Jean and Sierra Abigail Trekell of Ada, Oklahoma; one sister, Glenda Lafferty of Centerton, Arkansas; three brothers, C.E. Bryant of Booneville, Donald Bryant of Gainesboro, Tennessee and Jerry Paul Bryant of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Bryant of Booneville; other relatives and many friends.
She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and following friends and family on Facebook. She cherished her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife for 57 years and tirelessly cared for her husband in the years and months leading up to his passing. She never left his side. She was loved and respected by everyone that knew her. She had a self-less spirit and servant’s heart. She loved the Lord with all of her being and raised her family in a Godly home. She loved to sing gospel hymns and glorified God in songs with her beautiful alto voice. Her legacy is her love and service to the Lord and her unconditional love to her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital; Church of Christ - India; Church of Christ - Nigeria; Church of Christ - Belize C/O of Wheeler Avenue Church of Christ, 5724 Wheeler Ave., Fort Smith, AR, 72901.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kyle, Kody, Ryan, Blake, Bradley, Aaron and Justin and son, Jay.