Lonnie Joiner

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lonnie Joiner, 78, of Rector, Ark., passed from this life surrounded by her family on March 31, 2017, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital, in Paragould, Ark., after a brave fight with cancer.

She was born November 29, 1938, to the late Morris and Lester Collier in the Rector area.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joiner; a son, Malcolm Collier and a grandson, Joe M. Jones, Jr.

She is survived by her sons, Mickey and Sue Wallace of Chesapeake Bay, Va., Randy and Gail Joiner of Beech Grove, Ark. and Ronnie and Stephanie Joiner of Paragould; her daughters, Tersia Collier of Florida, Zelda and Jerry Horton of Rector and Rhonda and Mike Jones of Paragould; a stepson, Robbie Joiner; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many friends.

Visitation will be held beginning at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 4, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. The interment will be at the Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.