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Joyce Porter Shoulders Meek
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1929
Death: Apr. 22, 2010

Joyce is survived by her husband, Walter L. Meek; daughter, Claudia Porter and husband Jason Withrow; sons: Sandy Porter and wife Betty, Billy Porter and his wife Bridgett, and Roger Porter and his wife Melinda; step-son, Ronnie Porter and his wife, Bonnie; grandchildren: Myka Porter, Terra Porter, Shawn Porter, Corrina Porter, Scott Porter, Christopher Porter, Joey Porter; and three great-grandchildren, Cecil, Brooklyn, & Jett. She was preceded in death by her first husband Claude Billy Porter, Sr., and her parents, Ruby & Roy Shoulders.

After Joyce raised her children, she worked as a police dispatcher for a short time, but decided to follow a lifelong dream and attended Eastfield College to begin her dream of becoming a jewelry designer. Joyce created a home business, Dreams by Joyce, which she crafted beautiful jewelry in her home. Joyce, with the help of Walter, carried her unique designs to craft shows & art shows all over the metroplex. Her daughter Claudia assisted her in the making of the jewelry by cutting out Joyce's designs from silver, brass, copper & gold.
She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star.

Joyce's life was full of love & laughter, She had two long happy marriages, Billy 27 years & Walter 29 years. Only death ended each of them.

Joyce taught her children two important things in life; God has a plan for you & everything that is & there is a reason for everything that happens.

The family will recieve visitors from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Monday, April 26, 2010 at Restland Funeral Home; A service will be held in Joyce's honor at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in Restland's Wildwood Chapel with interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park, Acacia Lawn.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 8900 John W. Carpenter Freeway Dallas, TX 75247 (214) 819-1200 as well as the Alzheimers Association, ALZ.org.

 
 
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 Spouses:
  Claude Billy Porter (1922 - 1975)
  Walter Leslie Meek (1927 - 2012)
 
Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Brenda Cox
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56627021
Joyce Porter <i>Shoulders</i> Meek
Added by: claudia porter
 
Joyce Porter <i>Shoulders</i> Meek
Added by: Brenda Cox
 
Joyce Porter <i>Shoulders</i> Meek
Added by: Brenda Cox
 
 
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Mom, Well, I guess it is your dance party in Heaven now. Walter is there, Daddy is there, Auntie is there, all of your parents & Aunts & Uncles. I love & miss you much, I can't even express how much!
- claudia porter
 Added: Mar. 21, 2012
Mom, Welcome Auntie into Heaven. You, Daddy, your parents, Mure Porter, so many are there. Watch over & kept us safe. Oh, how I miss you!
- claudia
 Added: Aug. 29, 2011
Aunt Joyce, you were always so much fun and we loved to hear you laugh. The sound came from deep within your soul. You were truly good. I love you.
- bright eyes
 Added: Jul. 17, 2011
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