Helen June Joyce, 90, died Friday, July 5, 2013, in Irving.
Funeral was July 9 at First Baptist Church of Alvord with the Revs. Bill Cleveland and Wayne Wood officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Montague County, under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Morgan Craft, Cody Joyce, Sean Johnson, Jonathan Joyce, Patrick Joyce and Chris Pierson.
Helen was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Weatherford to Frank and Willie Pearl (Woolsey) Mathers. She married John Wayne Joyce Oct. 29, 1939, in Fort Worth, and they were married 62 years at his death in 2001. Helen was also preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Joyce; great-granddaughter Caley Joyce; one brother; and one sister.
She is survived by her sons, Randy Joyce and wife, Donna, and Ricky Joyce and wife, Debra, both of Irving; grandchildren Debra Cunningham and husband, Bob, of Irving, Cheryl Johnson and husband, Joe, of Fort Worth, Mandy Joyce of Arlington, Jonathan Joyce and wife, Jennifer, of Sunset, Patrick Joyce and wife, Aundra, of Justin; and Rebekah Joyce of Hickory Creek; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two nephews; and a host of friends.