Joyce Ann Elliott
Jul 25, 2013
Joyce Ann Elliott
July 25, 2013
Joyce Ann Elliott, 65, a lifelong resident of Decatur, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday morning, July 25, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Athens on Feb. 3, 1948, a daughter of the late Hubert and Bobbie Morrow. She was of the Baptist faith and a very active member of Faith Baptist Church, where she was currently serving as church clerk. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked for many years at Brookewood Nursing Center, locally, and also Life Care Centers in Cleveland. She had a great love for helping others and during the last months of her life here on Earth spent much time volunteering at the Senior Center of Decatur where she made many new friends. She loved painting and crocheting, but most importantly she loved spending time with her family. That was evident in the way she was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Merle Elliott, and one brother, Roger Lee Morrow.
Joyce leaves behind to cherish her memory two daughters, Teresa O\'Daniel and her husband, Ronald, of Decatur, and Dianne Wilson and her husband, Mark, of Athens; one sister, Robbin Elliott and her husband, Jimmy, of Riceville; three brothers, Larry Morrow and his wife, Kathy, of Athens, and Mike and Alan Morrow, both of Decatur; two grandchildren, Jessica O\'Daniel and Stephanie Hale; two great-grandchildren, Ella Stokes and Tyler Hale; and numerous other extended family members, her church family and a host of special friends.
A celebration of her life is planned for 7 p.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church in Decatur, located on Highway 58 North with the Rev. Mike Couch officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
The family will meet again on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church to proceed to Mountain View Memorial Gardens for burial.
Pallbearers will be Johnathan Daniels, Nathan Daniels, Vaughn Daniels, Geno Pressley, Austin Lunsford, Bo Lamb, Ronnie Brown and David Hurn.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Faith Baptist Church Building or Missionary fund, by sending those to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 721, Decatur, TN 37322.
Share a memory of her and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.