|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1933|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 2011|
Joy Crawley, died November 18, 2011. Graveside services were held on Sunday, November 20, at Cotton Gin Cemetery, with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Herb Casey led the music.
She was born Joy Fay Phillips on September 16, 1933, in Mexia, the youngest daughter of Davis and Pearlie Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Crawley, her parents, her brothers, Cecil, Raymond, Melvin, Billy Joe and Robert O'Neal Phillips, and one sister, Iva Burnett.
Joy was a nurse for many years working at Mexia and Teague hospitals and for physicians including Drs. Carrington and Barger, Drs. Cox and Halbert, Dr. Allison and Dr. Stephens. After retirement, she was a hospice volunteer, earning her five-year pin. She loved being a nurse and helped provide care for three generations of patients in Freestone and Limestone County. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Mexia, and held leadership and teaching roles in the Sunday School department. She loved to cook and share recipes and will be remembered for her generosity and her sweet smile.
Joy is survived by a large and loving family including daughter Deb Bulger and her husband, Rick, of Millbury Mass., Willie Crawley and his wife, Kathy, Andy Crawley and his wife, Carla, Jerry Crawley and his wife, Dona, all of Cotton Gin.
Joy was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Bo Bulger, wife Amanda and children Elijah, Garrett, Melina, Nathaniel, and twins Abbie Joy and Levi of Danielson, Connecticut; Jeff Bulger, wife Liz and sons Andrew and Casey; Amanda Leighton, husband Andrew and sons Christopher and William, all of Millbury, Mass., Allyson Keenum, husband David and daughter Layni of New Hope; Kent Crawley, of Mexia; Kellie Crawley and children Ziyun and Veya, of Waco; J.C. Crawley of Conway, Ark.; Rachel Henry and husband Richard, of Dallas; Katy, Chloe and Kylee Sherber, of Itasca, and Carley Lehman, of Russellville, Kentucky. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Lee West, of Wortham, and Leta Glass, of Mexia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Services by Porter Funeral Home
Cotton Gin Cemetery
Created by: Slick
Record added: Nov 26, 2011
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