Joy Faye (Tucker) Kersey

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Joy Faye (Tucker) Kersey

Joy Faye (Tucker) Kersey, 85, of Glencoe, Ark., passed from this life on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Jonesboro, Ark. Joy was born June 10, 1934 to the late Earl M. Tucker and Una Faye (Isenhower) Tucker in Paris, Texas.

Joy was united in marriage to Gale Dean Kersey on September 12, 1954 in Salem, Ark. and to this union two children were born. Joy worked as a church secretary in Memphis, Tenn. for many years. Joy loved gardening and sharing what she grew with others. Joy was known as a very good cook and loved helping take care of others. Joy was a member of the Salem Church of Christ in Salem. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Joy is survived by her husband, Gale Kersey of the home; son, Michael Dean Kersey and wife Lacinda of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; daughter, Joy Michelle Betts and husband Rodney of Collierville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Kimberly Owsley and husband Thomas, Kinsey McCutchen and husband Jake, Sarah Cochran and husband Kib, Katie Norrid and husband Kyle, Katylyn Aboukheir and husband Rabih, and Kamille Martin and husband Brennon; 12 great grandchildren; brother, John Max Tucker and wife Allene of Sherman, Texas; sister, Carolyn Bowman of Searcy, Ark.; many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents (Earl and Faye Tucker), two brothers (Toppie Tucker and Theo Tucker) and sister (Patsy Parker).

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Agape Food Room in Salem. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem. Guests may sign an online registry at