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Donna Joyce

Staff Reports • Sep 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Visitation for Mrs. Joyce will be held Thursday, Sept. 14 from 4-8 p.m., and funeral services will be conducted Friday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m., with family receiving visitors from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Wilson County Funeral Home and Memorial Park with Brother Eddie Poole officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Wilson County Memorial Park.

Mrs. Joyce, 75 years old, passed away Sept. 11, 2017 from a lingering illness at home surrounded by her family.

Donna was born Sept. 17, 1941 to the late Coy P. and Lola Beaty. She loved spending time with her family crocheting and playing word games. Donna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil O. Joyce; her siblings, Tommy Beaty, Coy Beaty, Brenda Favorite; her son, Coy Lee Cunningham; and nephew, William Bailey.

Donna was survived by her sister, Bernice Beaty-Grafton; her children, Randy Cunningham, Dee Dee (Mike) McCutcheon, Tom (Connie) Cunningham, Anita (Lance) Bayse, Cecil O. Joyce Jr.; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Cunningham; eight grandchildren, Cassie (A.J.) Coleman, Mitchell (Jessica) Cunningham, Devin (Jesse) Cramer, Amanda Gillette, Isaac (Brittany) Cunningham, Courtney (Michael) Myers, Jake McCutcheon, Keeley McCutcheon; six great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and longtime friends.

“Mom, we will always carry your memories in our hearts.”

Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-5417.

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