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Royce Henrietta Howard
December 27, 1965 - June 11, 2022

Mrs. Royce Henrietta Howard of Bay passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 15 days.  She was born Monday, December 27, 1965 in Trumann and lived most of her life in the Trumann and Bay area.  Royce was a RN at NEA Baptist Hospital and a nurse for 31 years. She also was a member of Neals Chapel Baptist Church for many years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy Moore and Mearle Bushong Brown; and her aunt and uncle who raised her, Leslie and Lillian Persinger.        She is survived by one daughter, Taya Howard of Bay; one brother, Scott Moore of Bay and two nephews, Zach Moore of Trumann and Dylan Moore of Paragould.        The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Hudgens officiating.  Burial will follow at Leachville Cemetery in Leachville, AR.         Pallbearers will be Scott Moore, Zach Moore and Dylan Moore.         In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional.                An online register book can be signed at www. Thompsonfuneralhome.net

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June 20, 2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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June 20, 2022
08:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Auxiliary , 4800 E Johnson Ave. Jonesboro 72405 says

    The NEA Baptist Hospital Auxiliary is so sorry for the families loss. She has been a familiar face to all of us! We will miss her.

  2. Becky Edwards, Jonesboro, Arkansas says

    Royce was truly an inspiration, role model, great nurse, and above all an amazing friend. I will miss seeing her at work. I will miss her guidance not only professional level, but as a trusted friend as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I hate that I’m not able to attend. She will forever be in my heart.

  3. Lana, Beech Grove says

    Prayers for the family. Royce will be greatly missed as a friend and a nurse

  4. Robert & Loretta Larson , Fayetteville, Arkansas says

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom! Our hearts and prayers go out to you!! We are here for you anytime ! We know you will miss her bit know she's watching over you girly !! Love Robert & Loretta Larson

  5. Matthew Harmon, says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Royce made such an impression on me and many other nurses. She was amazing, and I pray for you during this tough time.

  6. Cathy Hall, Jonesboro says

    To Royce’s husband daughter and family: please accept my deepest sympathy at your profound loss of such a wonderful woman. I had the pleasure of teaching Royce at AState School of Nursing. She was a stellar student and came to us with so many strengths, was the perfect student who absorbed everything we had to offer her as faculty. Royce had intelligence, compassion and a love of people. She touched thousands of lives and will be missed by many. Cathy Hall, MSN, RN, AState emeritus Associate Professor of Nursing.

  7. Lila and Chad, Jonesboro says

    Brother Don and Taya So sorry for your loss Even though we know she is in God's presence. We know you will miss her greatly! Our prayers!!! Lila and Chad

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