Joyce Dean Leonard, 78, of Cabot, died Monday, March 25, 2013. She was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Lonoke to James and Venia Parker Havens. She lived a life of dedication in all that she did. She served her church, alongside her husband, Pastor Ben Leonard at Victory Baptist Church for the past 23 years. She was very dedicated to her profession of Psychiatric Nursing and dearly loved her family, children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Leonard of Cabot; daughters, Karen Hardcastle of Jacksonville and Sherry Parks of Little Rock; two stepsons, Robert and Phillip Leonard both of Monticello; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Sheffer of Little Rock and Faye Hill of Conway; and brothers, Jimmy and Leon Havens, both of Greenbrier, and Paul Havens of Conway.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Victory Baptist Church in Cabot. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the church, with Brothers Rex Newman, Blake Martin and Hezekiah Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

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