Joyce Noble

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Joyce Jones Noble, affectionately known as Mimi, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2014; she was 87. The only child to her parents, Mimi began her life in Bergman, Arkansas, on March 15, 1926 and lived there until early adulthood. After moving to Little Rock, she met and married her former husband, Allen. While raising her family in Little Rock, Mimi was co-owner of Gay-Lyn's Fashions, where she combined her love of clothing with her dream to be a business owner. She was a very active member of Geyer Springs Church of Christ for several decades, and after moving to Memphis, Mimi became very involved at Highland Church of Christ, often volunteering in the beauty shop at nursing homes. Mimi had many close friends through church and led an abundantly full life. She adored her grandsons and was faithful to attend every school program and sporting event in which they participated. Mimi was a great friend to many, a very devoted mother, and a fun-loving grandmother. All of Mimi's family and friends will miss her tremendously! Mimi was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie and Callie Jones. Surviving her are two daughters, Vicki Noble of Olive Branch, and Leslie Irwin of Memphis. Along with her daughters are son-in-law Dennis Irwin; two grandsons, Adam Irwin and Andrew Irwin with his wife Meredith, and one great-grandson, Charles Henry Irwin. Interment will be at a private graveside service at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills, North Little Rock, Arkansas on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The family wishes to extend its thanks to Ruth Ann Mitchell for her years as a dedicated caregiver while Mimi was still at home, the staff at Ave Maria Nursing Home for their attentive care over the last year, and the staff at Crossroads Hospice for their gentle care during Mimi's last days. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Harding Academy, 1100 Cherry Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38117.

Published January 7, 2014

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