Joyce Elaine James

Published 2:40 pm Monday, August 29, 2022

Funeral service for Mrs. Joyce Elaine James will be 2 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2022, at Riverwood Family, with interment in the Easthaven Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Thursday, September 1, at Riverwood and will resume on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Mrs. James, 81, of Brookhaven, passed from this life August 29, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Lincoln County February 11, 1941, to James Melton Johnson and Eva Ernestine Johnson.

She was a wonderful example of the Proverbs 31 Woman, “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness,” Proverbs 31:27. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the Lord and enjoyed being busy in activities with her faith family. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who loved her.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy James; son, Darrell James; her parents; grandparents, Allen Walter and Etta Jane Martin Boyte, Edward and Evie Hemphill Johnson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Brooks and Stella James; and sister, Lydia Faye Rowells.

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her daughters, Darlene Patterson and husband, Michael, Dana Wilkinson and husband, Jackie Jr.; brother, Don Johnson and wife, Ann; sister, Norma Griffith; five grandchildren, Chad Sanford (Colette), April Rippy (Dustin), Chasity Bourn (Blake), Kayla Wilkinson, Kolby Wilkinson; and seven great grandchildren, Taylor Cosper (Elton), Piker Ratliff, Maggie Sanford, Abby Rippy, Caleigh Bourn, Celsey Bourn, Jacob Sanford, Karly Jo Rippy, Seth Rippy; also, two sisters-in-law, Ann Russell and Nancy James. She is also survived by other loving family members and friends.

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