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Joyce A. Nolan

October 13, 1953 June 18, 2024
Joyce A. Nolan
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Ms. Joyce A. Nolan, 70, of NLR, AR departed this life on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.She was born October 13, 1953 in NLR, AR. 

Joyce was the sixth child born to Carrie Jones-Hilliard and Arthur Hilliard, Sr. Joyce was baptized at Eastern Star Baptist Church in NLR, AR at the age of 13.

She attended S .A. Jones High School and later went on to attend Horace Mann High School where she graduated in 1971.

In 1974 she married Taalib-Din S. Aquil and they had five children together. They later divorced and in 1982 she married Gregory Vaughn Nolan and gained three bonus children and together they had one child.

Joyce was a devoted wife and mother. She loved family, friends and fun. Being around her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was everything to her and warmed her heart. She also loved hosting big family gatherings and having everyone over. In Joyce's spare time, she enjoyed playing video games of any kind, any decade. She was truly a gamer girl. Her hobbies included hair braiding, sewing, listening to music, dancing, writing, drawing, shopping, crossword puzzles and so much more.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents; parents Arthur Hilliard, Sr. and Carrie Jones-Hilliard; her husband Gregory Vaughn Nolan; daughter Shawna M. Nolan; brother Toney Hilliard and many other relatives and friends.

Joyce will forever be loved and remembered by her children, Taalib-Din (Charlotte) Aquil, Rasheeda Moore (Marcus Benton), Khalid Aquil, Khadijah McLoyd (Johnathan), Omar (Canina) Aquil, Jasmine Aneesah Nolan; bonus children Crisha Nolan and Hakeem (Wendy) Jordan, Jr.; brothers Arthur Hilliard, Jr., Roscoe Hilliard, Murry (Toni) Hilliard, Anthony Hilliard; twin sister Loyce Blair (Gary); 26 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Friday, June 28, 2024 at Samaritan Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 E. 13th Street, NLR, AR 72114.

Funeral will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Samaritan Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 E . 13th Street, NLR, AR. 72114

Services entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 8821 Colonel Glenn, Little Rock, AR. "IN YOUR TIME OF NEED....WE CARE."

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