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Joy Rhea Slatton

February 20, 1932 ~ December 14, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

Joy Rhea Morrow Slatton passed away on December 14, 2019, in Hot Springs, Arkansas surrounded by her family. Joy Rhea was born in Prescott, Arkansas on February 20, 1932 to her late parents Thomas W. Morrow and Mary Alma Harris. Joy Rhea is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers- Hubert Morrow and Herbert Morrow, 6 sisters- Marie Montgomery, Thelma Lloyd, Birdie Morrow, Evelyn Latch, Clarice Theobolt, and Carolyn Palmer, and two son-in-laws Jimmy Stone and Clifford Martin. Joy Rhea is survived by her husband of 70 years Lyman Slatton, their four children- Oscar Slatton, Peggy Stone, Matt Slatton and wife Terrie, and Kay Martin, nine grandchildren- Shannon Schwartz and husband Dave, Luke Slatton and wife Brianne, Kala Campbell and husband Josh, Jessica Grimsley and husband Craig, Ashley Brown and husband Matt, Casey Martin, John Slatton and wife Tara, Kolby Slatton, and Shasta Robbins and husband Everett, 14 great grandchildren- Rhealee Campbell, Jack Schwartz, Camryn Grimsley, Alak Campbell, Evelyn Schwartz, Matthew Slatton, Braxton Brown, Gage Gibbons, Gabriel Slatton, Marjorie Grimsley, Oliver Grimsley, Ruby Grimsley, Nathan Slatton, and McKenzie Robbins. Joy Rhea also leaves behind many special nephews, nieces, family, and friends. In 1949, Joy Rhea married a boy named Lyman that she met at a church singing. She moved from her parent's farm in Pleasant Hill to some land near the Blue Mailbox where she would spend the next 70 years. She had four children in a five year span and settled to become a resourceful farm wife, even working sometimes as a teacher's aide at Delight Public Schools. She was an amazing cook with a gift for hospitality. She was always ready to add another plate to her table. Everyone was welcome and they never left hungry or empty-handed. She was a talented seamstress. Joy Rhea was quick to share her knowledge with her family. She loved to tell stories of times past and was truly a wealth of knowledge. She loved making jewelry and sharing it with family and friends. She also enjoyed reading, journaling, scrapbooking, gardening, playing games, and working puzzles of all kinds. She never missed an episode of Wheel of fortune. She was her husband's number one travel buddy. They loved to take road trips to see the Razorbacks play, watch their children and grandchildren play, and in retirement, see their racehorses run. Wherever she would go, she was always glad to be back "on her hill." Joy Rhea was a member of the Delight church of Christ. Above all else, she loved the Lord, and she spent a lifetime of example for all that knew her. She was a true lady of beauty and grace. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joy Rhea Slatton please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Delight Cemetery
Delight, AR,

Visitation

DEC 17. 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)

Delight Church of Christ

23 AR-19

Delight, AR, 71940-8049

Service

DEC 17. 2:30 PM (CST)

Delight Church of Christ

23 AR-19

Delight, AR, 71940-8049

Graveside

DEC 17 (CST)

Delight Cemetery

Delight, AR

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