Janice Ann “Lucy” Hoops, 68, of Snyder, died Monday, July 22, 2019, in Little Rock. Mrs. Hoops was a native of Monroe, Louisiana and was raised in Rayville, Louisiana. She was a resident of the Snyder Community, east of Hamburg, for the past 14 years and a former resident of Morgan, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, and she worked as an Underwriter for Charter Mortgage and Investments for many years. Mrs. “Lucy” spent her entire life taking care of others, never expecting anything in return. With unconditional love, she never failed to put the needs and wishes of her family and friends above her own. Her children and grandchildren were her life’s passion. She spent every moment with them like it was her last. Her selfless and sacrificing nature was evident to all who knew her. Her door and her heart were always open to everyone. She enjoyed early morning coffee talks while cooking for her family and friends. She loved music, dancing, cold weather, and mountain tops.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Helen Williams Stell and a sister, Jean Stell.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Bobby Hoops of Snyder; a son, Clayton “Gator” Hoops and wife, Stephanie, of Hamburg; a brother, Kenneth Stell and wife, Judy, of Bryant; three grandchildren, Wyatt Hoops, Dalton Hoops, and Garrett Hoops; three nephews, Chris Wagley, Timmy Wagley and Richard Stell and a niece, Dana Stell.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2019, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services are 2 p.m., Friday, in the McDonald Cemetery in Fordyce, Arkansas. Pallbearers are Shane Harper, Brian Skender, Chad Mooney, Lucas Burge, Jeremy Gadberry, Joey Kilcrease, Josh Cossey and Eckie Harrison. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Cordell, Ricky Lynn, James Reed, Richard Gwin, John Howard, Trey Tubbs, Jimmy Burt Gulledge, Casey Riley, Martin Perez, Evan Hogan, Eric Hogan, Jeremiah Simms, Mike Richard, Timothy Streeter and a host of family and friends from Trafalgar Hunting Club, Chuckwagon Racing and Rodeos. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984.