Joy L. Sanders, 87, of Bentonville, Arkansas passed away April 19, 2019 She was born January 27, 1932 in Stigler, Oklahoma to Buford and Jewel (Snow) Trickett.
Joy was very active in the local community. She was a 25 year member of the Bentonville Garden Club. She was a proud member of PEO chapter CL.
In 1973 Joy was active in organizing and served as first president of Bentonville/Bella Vista Stonecroft sponsored Christian Women's Clubs. Joy served as area coordinator for the creation of Stonecroft sponsored small group home bible studies.
She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Bentonville for over 45 years and was actively involved in the Women's ministries, earlier working in bus ministries.
Joy loved her husband, sons and her grandchildren dearly. Through all her endeavors, her beautiful smile, strong faith and generous spirit was an encouragement and blessing to the many lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Burl, of Pryor, OK and Jim Don Trickett, Tulsa, OK.
Joy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lavelle Sanders; two sons, Russell David Sanders and wife, Kathy of Bangkok, Thailand, Rodney Sanders and wife, Christi of Bentonville; 6 grandchildren, Anna Elizabeth Sanders, David Paul Sanders and wife, Jaymi, William Lee Sanders, Sarah Joy Sanders, Rachel Sanders, and Jonathon Sanders, and a host of many dear friends.
A memorial service will be at 1:00PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas with the Rev. Phillip Smith and the Rev. Benny Thompson officiating. She will be laid to rest at a later date in Bentonville Cemetery.
A visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until service time.
Memorials may be made in memory of Joy Sanders for to PEO Chapter CL, c/o DeLinda Mace, 3107 Red Fox Ridge, Bentonville, AR 72712.