Joyce (Leggett) Parker

Born: Sun., Nov. 12, 1916
Died: Sat., Oct. 17, 2015


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Mon., Oct. 19, 2015
Location: Lakeview Memorial Gardens


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Mrs. Joyce Leggett Parker, age 98, of Lyons died Saturday morning, October 17, 2015 at The Oaks at Bethany Nursing Home of Vidalia after a brief illness.  

Joyce was a native of Appling County and had lived most of her life in Lyons.  She retired from Oxford at the age of 80 after many years of service.  She was a member of Eastern Star; an avid gardener and she loved to fish.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Clegg Parker; two sons, Charles and Ernest Parker; and her daughter, Coleen Parker.

Joyce is survived by two daughters, Martha Abernathy of Lyons and Betty Parker of Savannah; five grandchildren, Brad Parker, Lisa Elsberry, Denise Brown, Leah Falls, and Rebekah Abernathy; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Joyce Leggett Parker will be held Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Reverend Leon Manuel officiating.  Interment will follow.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service of Lyons is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Denise and Steve Deberardino
   Posted Sat October 17, 2015
What a woman, what a life! I think we many times measure a woman by the man she married and the children she raised. While that is not necessarily appropriate in this day and age, Joyce was never really politically correct and that is why I believe she was so beloved. She raised wonderful children and was a great and loving wife and mother to them all. I think she is happy to be with the loved ones that went before her and will watch over the ones she left behind.

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