The home going and final respects for Ms. Devessa Viola Kincy, one of Bearden’s centenarians will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the White Springs Community Cemetery in Bearden, Arkansas with Moderator Vernon Thompson, eulogist. Ms. Kincy passed on to glory Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Camden, Arkansas.
Devessa V. Kincy was born November 4, 1918 in Braggsville, a small community outside of Lake Village, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Jonas “Red” and Hattie Long Butler. She later moved to Bearden, AR, where she met and later married Eugene Willie Kincy on November 11, 1939. To this union, seven children were born.
A dedicated homemaker, she worked diligently in her home raising her children and her grandchildren. Her hobbies included taking pictures, reading the Bible, cooking, quilting, shopping, attending church and entertaining family and friends. Above all she loved watching soap operas or “stories” as she would call it. She was feisty, vivacious, outgoing and witty, with a contagious, warm smile. Her style and fashion were before time. She was always impeccably dressed. She believed in choosing the right wig, “putting on her eyebrows,” and wearing jewelry all while being a resident at Silver Oaks. She was the oldest member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Bearden where she served as treasurer of the WMU.
Devessa was a loving mother and grandmother who faced personal tragedies with a strength sought from above. She loved her family immensely and taught them that obedience was better than sacrifice.
Ms. Kincy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene Willie Kincy; one sister, Rosie Lee Hale; six children, Rosie Kincy Childs, Clara Kincy Jones, James Kincy, Lee Kincy, Robert Kincy and Cleo Kincy Randle; two grandchildren, Betty Childs and Timothy Randle; and one great-granddaughter, LaYonda Jones.
She leaves to cherish her memory one son, retired US Army Major Gene (Renee) Kincy of Texarkana, TX; 13 grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, fourteen great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandson. She also leaves her friends and neighbors of Bearden, as well as, the First Missionary Baptist Church family.
Public visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren in Camden. Arkansas
Pallbearers will be Kent Thrower, Cedric Thrower, Bundra Thrower, David Golden, Terry Gibbs, Ron Robinson and Justen Hammock. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gene Kincy, Al Thompson, Leodis Nelson, Thomas Thrower, Recollection Goodwin, James Jones, Simuel Jones and Steve Ledbetter.