Joyce Dean Osborne Tidwell

Apr 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Obituaries

Joyce Dean Osborne Tidwell of Beebe went to be with the Lord, April 13, 2017 surrounded by her family and precious friends. Joyce was a devoted mother to her two beautiful daughters and a loving wife to her husband of thirty years. She was a Baptist, and a member of First Baptist Church of McRae. Joyce leaves behind her husband Danny, of McRae, whom she adored. Her love for him never changed, but grew over time. Her face would lighten a room when he was present. She is also survived by her daughters, Chelsea and Laura Tidwell, both of McRae, who were everything, the joy in her life; one grandson Tristan Dorsey, who she loved like only a Granny could; sisters Tammy Payne (Frank), and Georgia Holt (Kevin), both of McRae; brothers Jimmy Osborne (Julie) of Searcy and Chris Osborne of McRae; and a life long best friend Pam Woods Fason who shared many wonderful memories with her. Joyce took into her home to love and nurture Cole Williams of McRae, and exchange student Philip Budiman of Berlin, Germany. She is preceded in death by her parents George and Gladys Osborne; mother in law Wanda Tidwell, all of McRae; brothers George Osborne Jr., and Charles Wayne Osborne; and sister Barbara Osborne Reed, all of Michigan. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Arkansas http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/ARR 10825 Financial Centre Parkway Ste. 330, Little Rock, AR 72211. Visitation was Monday, April 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Funeral was Tuesday at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church, McRae, with burial at Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home. www.SmithFamilyCares.com