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Joyce Marie Bardwell Lofton

Funeral service for Mrs. Joyce Marie Bardwell Lofton will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Riverwood Family, with interment following in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday evening, April 17, at Riverwood.

Mrs. Lofton, 80, passed away April 14, 2019, at The Aspen of Brookhaven. She was born May 11, 1938, to Henry Bardwell and Fannie Mae Adams Bardwell. She loved taking care of others, which makes her choice of employment as a sitter a very important occupation. She was a garage sale enthusiast — finding the perfect treasure was fun — but her passion was her family, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were her most important treasures.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dewey Lofton Sr.; daughter, Shirley Jene Todd; her parents; brothers, Floyd Bardwell, Allen Bardwell and Henry Bardwell Jr. and one sister, Annie Lee Hodges.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dewey Lofton, Jason Lofton and David Lofton; and her brother, Avrice Bardwell. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Brad Pickett (Rachelle), Lacey Lofton, Susan Todd, Daniel Lofton, Kris Todd, Ethan Lofton, Sheri Musgrove (Brent), Jessica Lofton, Lyndsy Lofton, Gage Lofton, Karlie Herring (Kevin); 14 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Sharman Richardson.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.