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Joy Ann Roark Perkins, age 64, passed away on January 16th, 2017. She was born in Longview, Texas to R.A. and Flora Frances Roark on May 29th, 1952.
Joy was a loving wife, caring mother, a free spirit, and a long time student of life. She was saved as a child and reaffirmed her faith in 1986 at the Mount Salmon Baptist Church at the age of 31.
She was proceeded in death by her father, R.A. Roark; mother, Flora Frances Smith Roark; brother, Boyd Rowland; nephew, Jerald Thompson and many aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her husband, Francis "Hank" Perkins; son, LeRoy Olson; Daughters, Lisa Lankford and La Donna Olson; 8 grandchildren, Jazmina Robinhawk, Sharaina Olson, Michael Lankford, Egypt Olson Green, Jordan Lankford and Jerald Olson, Ariana Olson and Matthew Olson; two great grandchildren, Ezekiel and Yasir Fore; sister, Sue Thompson; and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial Service for family and friends will be led by John Hawkins of the Dialville United Methodist Church held at the Mixon Missionary Baptist Church on February 11th, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Visitation with the family will precede the service at 1:00 pm. Joy's ashes will be laid to rest at the Mixon Cemetery next to her parents after the memorial service.
Published on February 3, 2017
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