Member Recognition

Congratulations to Joy Sandefur
2021-2022 Marguerite Whitmarsh Holman Award winner!

The Junior League of Texarkana honors an active member each year in recognition of her contributions to our league and community.  We are pleased to honor Joy Sandefur as JLT’s recipient of the Marguerite Whitmarsh Holman Award for 2021-2022.  

A Texarkana native, Joy is also an active member of Williams United Methodist Church where she serves on the board for the annual fundraiser, Walking for Williams. She is wife to Ray Sandefur and mother to Emma Grace Sandefur and Benjamin Henry Sandefur.

Joy has served in many roles for the league: Provisional Class Co Chair, member of the  Mistletoe Market Committee, and Vice President of the Community Council.  Joy deserves this award for a multitude of reasons. Members describe her as a role model to others, going above and beyond in all her duties as a JLT member. She is encouraging, approachable, responsible, efficient, and willing to step in to help or lead whenever needed. She truly is an asset to the league and the community! Joy is exactly what her name is: so joyful to be around, work with, be on the same team with. She always gets her jobs done with a smile on her face and is always willing to help out others. She is a positive light that is beyond contagious.

For these reasons and many others, Joy Sandefur is truly deserving of the Marguerite Whitmarsh Holman Award.

Award Recipients by Year

Marguerite Whitmarsh Holman Award – Outstanding Active Member

D.D. Schnipper 1983 – 84
Susan Landreaux 1984 – 85
Meri Smith 1985 – 86
Dottie Wattinger 1986 – 87
Sue Harvey 1987 – 88
Remica Gray 1988 – 89
Kathleen Martin 1989 – 90
Rosemary Hardy 1990 – 91
Jan Murphy 1991 – 92
Camille McGinnis 1992 – 93
Jane Phillips 1993 – 94
Debra Lee 1994 – 95
Kathy Coker 1995 – 96
Debbie Davis 1996 – 97
Bonnie Miller 1997 – 98
Elaine Milhorn 1998 – 99
Cathy Tidwell 1999 – 00
Kellie Early 2000 – 01
Ann Tarwater 2001 – 02
Julie Sanderson 2002 – 03
Earlena Butler 2003 – 04
Lisa McDermott 2004 – 05
Pam Beck 2005 – 06
Jennifer Jordan 2006 – 07
Cheryl Clem 2007 – 08
Cindy Porter 2008 – 09
Melanie Gloster 2009 – 10
Melinda Henry 2010 – 11
Lacy White 2011 – 12
Amy Freedman 2012 – 13
Danielle Patterson 2013 – 14
Bridget Contreras 2014 – 15
Cammie Moody 2015 – 16
Alex White 2016 – 17
Magan Wisdom 2017 – 18
Katina Levingston 2018 – 19
Jessica Miller 2019 – 20
Mandy Cater 2020 – 21

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Congratulations to Treva West

2021-2022 Sustainer of the Year

Outstanding Sustainer – Outstanding Sustaining Member

Margaret Dickey 1971 – 72
Nancy Wheeler 1972 – 73
Martha Morriss 1973 – 74
Rose Ann Sanderson   1974 – 75
Edna Mae Atkinson 1975 – 76
Ann Forehand 1976 – 77
Katherine Hibbits 1977 – 78
Lynn Vammen 1978 – 79
Nancy Gail Reagan 1979 – 80
Marty Meredith 1980 – 81
Mina Fuqua 1981 – 82
Zita Webber 1982 – 83
Nancy Sandefur 1983 – 84
Frances Hubbard 1984 – 85
Zelle Moore 1985 – 86
Carol Trigg 1986 – 87
Betty McGee 1987 – 88
Pat Cockerell 1988 – 89
Pat Poulos 1989 – 90
Margaret Bruce 1990 – 91
Lillian McClerkin 1991 – 92
Mary Buchanan 1992 – 93
Patty Smith 1992 – 93
Joan Carter 1993 – 94
Mary Ann Oden 1994 – 95
June Owen 1995 – 96
Janis Robbins 1996 – 97
Remica Gray 1997 – 98
Judy Morgan 1998 – 99
Jane Rochelle 1999 – 00
Ruth Ellen Whitt 2000 – 01
Rosemary Hardy 2001 – 02
Lucille Cook 2002 – 03
Debbie Davis 2003 – 04
Jane Bruner 2004 – 05
Molly Chambers 2005 – 06
Debbie Haak 2006 – 07
Lois Patterson 2007 – 08
Julie Sanderson 2008 – 09
Carol Dalby 2009 – 10
Camille McGinnis 2010 – 11
Melinda Vammen 2011 – 12
Martha Norton 2012 – 13
Mary O’Farrell 2013 – 14
Sandy Varner 2014 – 15
Nona Culpepper  2015 – 16
Pam Beck 2016 – 17
Prissy Hickerson 2017 – 18
Janet Lyons 2018 – 19
Dr. Cindy Porter 2019 – 20
Susan Cater 2020 – 21