Joyce Givens – 1945-2023

Joyce Givens – 1945-2023

Joyce Marie Givens, 78, of North Little Rock, Ark., entered into eternal life on Saturday, December 23, 2023, with family by her side. She was the proud owner and operator of J and J Diner (Joyce’s) for 32 years.

Joyce was born to the late Isaac and Eliza Evans-Maxon. She married Leavie Givens on her 20th birthday, August 27, 1965.

Joyce is predeceased by four of her siblings, Fred Brooks, Roy Thomas, Johnny Maxon, and Barbara Maxon. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Leavie Givens; her three devoted sons, Darrell Givens (Stacy) of Woodbridge, Va., Harold Givens and Chevis Givens, both of North Little Rock, Ark.; her nephew/son; Gary Harris; one sister, Evelyn Dobbins (John); and one brother, Raymond Maxon (Ruthie), all of North Little Rock, Ark.; a host of other loving relatives and special friends.

Family visitation will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 6-8 p.m., at Morning Star Baptist Church, 105 N. Smothers St. North Little Rock, Ark. 72114. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be Thursday, January 4, 2024, 11 a.m., also at Morning Star Baptist Church. The service will be livestreamed on Ruffin & Jarrett’s Facebook Page.

5 thoughts on “Joyce Givens – 1945-2023”

  • To the Givens family
    May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss.
    I will miss Ms. Joyce’s beautiful smile and good cooking!

    Father Warren Harvey
    Little Rock

  • Mrs. Joyce was one of our regular customers at Golden Corral. She was always kind and sweet. I will miss seeing her smile and visiting with her on Tuesday afternoons. My condolences to all of her family.

  • I’m sending love and condolences to the family ???Gods love will strengthen you each day…Love you anne

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