Cathy Lynn Bell, 53 of Arkadelphia, went to be with her heavenly father on October 28, 2017 after a brave fight with cancer.
She was born November 11, 1963 to Wallace and Clara Bivens-Joiner. Cathy was a kind, loving, Christian whose main goal in life was to bring glory to God’s name in all that she did. Cathy was a 1986 graduate of Henderson State University where she later went on to work for 26 years. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Arkadelphia.
Cathy loved spending time with family especially her two girls. Cathy was a great friend and her friends quickly became family. Cathy was an inspiration to all those around her. She fought cancer with dignity, grace, and above all faith that God would use her story for His glory.
Cathy was preceded in death by her grandparents Brodie and Lorene Bivens, and Willie and Georgia Mae Joiner, and her father Wallace Joiner.
She is survived her mother Clara Joiner, daughters Lindsey Crowder and husband Michael, and Mallory Bagwell and husband Brett, brother Bruce Joiner and wife Jolene, sister Sharon Hearnsberger and husband Terry. Nieces Beth Jones (Brian), Leah Seale (James), Stacy Hearnsberger, Mandy Lane (Corrie) and Sarah Jane Bell. Nephews Chris Cuellar, Reid Joiner, Jay Cox (Heather), Greg Cox (Karen), and Josh Bell (Kelly). And great nieces and nephews; Malek, Morgan, Brantley, Denver, Laila, Michaelina, Zayde, Colt, Dillon, Lily Bea, and Reece.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Marvin Pate officiating.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Welch Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Degray Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society donate.lls.org. Arkansas Division, P.O. Box 23438 Little Rock AR 72211
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book and view the video tribute.