TRUMANN — Billie Joyce Maloney, 82, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born March 11, 1938, in Trumann and lived most of her life in the Trumann area.
She was a former administrator of Melody Nursing Home, part-owner of Delta Wood Products and was a member of First Baptist Church in Trumann.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Waters, and her parents, Ray and Ruby Earline Robbins Waters.
She is survived by husband, Bobby “Bob” Maloney of Jonesboro; one son, Michael (Stephanie) Maloney of Jonesboro; one daughter, Michelle (Jarrod) Childers of Jonesboro; one brother, Wayne (Lawanda) Waters of Trumann; four grandchildren, Danielle Childers, Sarah (Colton) Davis, Tommy Maloney and Kennedy Maloney; sister-in-law, Helen (Howard) Reece; brother-in-law, Louis Eddy; one niece, Stace Kennedy; and one nephew, Eric Glenn.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 this evening at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. John Maley officiating. Burial will follow in Nettleton Cemetery at Jonesboro.
Pallbearers will be Louis Eddy, Howard Reece, Dale Whitlatch, Gary White, Bob White, Tommy Maloney and Colton Davis.
In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required, along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form.
Lasting memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 575, Trumann 72472, or the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 E. Matthews Ave., Jonesboro 72401.
Online registry: www.thompsonfuneralhome.net