Joyce Pate

Friday, October 8, 2021

Joyce Pate, 78, of Mountain Home passed away peacefully Oct. 3, 2021, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home. Joyce was born May 17, 1943, in Blytheville to Lonnie Edgar and Grace Langston Miller. Joyce was fiercely devoted to her family and was a faithful member of The Bridge Missionary Baptist Church in Mountain Home. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron E. Pate; her parents; her siblings, Jerome Miller, David Miller, Elizabeth Miller and Lois Pace.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Mark Beaird (Cynthia), of Tucson, Ariz., and Richard Byrum (Amber), of Mountain Home; her daughter, Damona Hawks (Kevin) of Warrensburg, Mo.; her stepdaughter Denise (Thor) Capehart; her loving grandchildren; Cade Darby, Amber Capehart, PT Capehart, Ashley Bryles, Jacquelyn Vick, Garrett Hawks, James Duke, Anna Grace McDaniel and Walker Byrum; and great-grandchildren Macy Darby, Jake Darby, Cody Darby, Caitlyn Darby, Riley Grace Capehart, London Bryles, Huxley and Greyson Duke.

A celebration of life for Joyce was 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, at The Bridge Missionary Baptist Church in Mountain Home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Hospice of the Ozarks, St. Jude Hospital or American Cancer Society. 

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services - Mountain Home.  Visit an online obituary and guestbook at