|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1928|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 2007|
Joyce Eileen Bettes, daughter of Martha Duncan and Guy Williams, was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Evening Shade. She departed this life Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in her home in Evening Shade, at the age of 78.
On March 3, 1947, she was united in marriage to Frank Bettes Jr., and to this union two daughters and one son were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; two brothers, Guy Ross Williams Jr. and Dale Williams; three infant granddaughters.
Joyce is survived by two daughters, Connie Wade and her husband, Ronnie, of Evening Shade and Arleta Weber and her husband, Rick, of Evening Shade; a son, Terry Bettes, of Roby; one sister, Claudeen Handley and her husband, Wayne, of Evening Shade. She had six grandchildren: Robyn Justice, Vicki Thomas, Jenny Quick, Daniel Bettes, Shiela Gray and Jocee Bettes. She also had six loving great-grandchildren: Landon and Logan Justice, Dalton Quick, Seth and Jacob Thomas and Lexis Gray; many nieces and nephews as well as a host of other relatives and friends from her church family and loving community.
Joyce was an active member of the Roby Baptist Church in Roby. She was everyone's "Granny Jo." She served faithfully in the nursery, Vacation Bible School and as a Sunday School teacher until her death.
Some of her favorite hobbies were being outdoors, tending to her flowers, mowing her yard and watching her hummingbird feeders.
She worked at the Roby Cafe for the past 14 years as a cook. Joyce was well-known for her chicken and dumplings, strawberry-rhubarb cobbler and many other dishes she prepared for her friends at the Roby Cafe. She enjoyed the array of people she worked with each day.
Joyce was a member of the Lions Club and enjoyed serving and working in the many activities that were held each month.
Joyce was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to everyone she met. We celebrate her life and all the love she added daily to our lives. We will treasure the memories she made for her family and many friends.
Services were Saturday July 21, 2007, at the Roby Baptist Church with Pastor Brock Davis officiating. Burial was in the Palace Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Memorials were made to the Palace Cemetery.
Guy Ross Williams (1907 - 1956)
Martha M. Duncan Williams (1910 - 1998)
Frank Bettes (1925 - 1983)*
Joyce Eileen Williams Bettes (1928 - 2007)
Guy Ross Williams (1930 - 1950)*
Lester Dale Williams (1938 - 2006)*
Created by: Lea Daniels
Record added: Feb 10, 2009
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