Rhonda Loyd
January 11, 1964 - June 20, 2023

Rhonda Loyd, age 59, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. She was born in California on January 11, 1964 to James and Ruth Ella Cox, but grew up in Paragould, Arkansas. Her father at that time was Sheriff of Greene County, so there were many stories that could be told of her growing up years. Rhonda was a loving wife, and mother who loved spending vacations in Florida, buying Christmas gifts for everyone, and watching Court TV. She would love the attention, comments and love shown by family and friends. Rhonda was a member of the Heartland Pentecostal Church of God in Gosnell, Arkansas. Her faith in Christ was filled with all of the vitality and wonder of a new convert who experienced ‘the new creation’ that faith in Jesus brings. We would all do well to be so childlike in our faith, not perfect, but grateful like Rhonda was after experiencing the grace of God. Rhonda’s smile could light up a room and she had the rare quality of telling you how she felt, so when she said something, you knew it came from an honest and sincere heart. Her heart was so full of emotion it sometimes spilled out. Mostly onto her husband, Ron, and son, Kason, but also onto anyone in earshot. She will be missed but never forgotten. Survivors include; her husband: Ron Loyd of Blytheville, Arkansas whom she met in 2015, and later married on October 4, 2019; her children: Tara Sidenstricker of Gosnell, Arkansas, Derrick Lenderman (Brooke) of Brazil, Indiana, Kason Loyd of the home; step-children: Josh Loyd (Linda) of Blytheville, Arkansas, Tina Vaughn (Mark) of Paragould, Arkansas; one grandson: Graden Fender of Pocahontas, Arkansas; step-grandchildren: Adam Loyd, Anna Loyd, Emily Loyd, Amber Malone (Parker), Jasmine Herring (Zachary), and Issac Smith; one great grandson: Colton Malone; one brother: Gary Cos (Michelle) of Piggott, Arkansas; and a host of other family and friends. Rhonda is preceded in death by; her parents: James and Ruth Ella Cox; and her sister: Debbie Schug. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, which will be published when known.

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  1. Tara Sidemstricker, Blytheville says

    Momma I cant believe you really are gone I wished we had stuck to my gut feeling I believe you would still be here amongst us today...you were the very best mother and friend any girl or child could have asked for I understand more now why things went the way they did in the last few years im so sorry u went thru all of this it's OK bc instead of trying not to be selfish I gotta remember where u are may u have no more pain nor anymore sorrow may peace and abundance of love follow as u fly high with Jesus and our father.we will be back together soon but mom until then I really need u as my angel helping our lord to watch over me keep me safe and not to allow to be defeated by my enemies Herr on earth....I pray for all darkness to come to light and for justice if it's fit in God's will...I love u and everyday this gets so much harder and makes me ill and the main is more than unbearable I need u please lord strengthen me give me courage wisdom and understanding and may ur will be done in my life.. u were so kind and beautiful I'm so sorry momma please finally R.I.P KASON AND DERRICK LOVE AND MISS U SO MUCH TOO

  2. Andrea Buck, Paragould, AR says

    Rest in Peace my sweet friend! Loved you from the first day I met you! Wish we had kept in touch more often. Keeping my memories of you forever in my heart!??

  3. Tappie Lee, Henderson, AR says

    I haven’t seen you in years, but we were good friends in school, I will miss you.

  4. Michelle Thomason, Paragould says

    So sorry to hear this. RIP Rhonda

  5. Laura batey-clayton, North little rock says

    You will be greatly missed you were truly an inspiration and an angel on this Earth life will not be the same without you but we know one day we will see you again we love you and will always hold you near and dear in our hearts rest in peace

  6. Dwight Brown, Gosnell says

    I am sorry for your loss

  7. Prudence Adams, Austin Texas says

    Rhonda, Although I hadn’t seen you in years I remember you in High-school and growing up together. You were so sweet and kind. I will miss all the messages you sent me after we connected again on Facebook. You are one of a kind. Heaven got a great one. Until we meet again????????

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