Joyce Ann Elliott, 65, a lifelong 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 Brookwood Nursing Home 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, she 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 and that was evident in the way she was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Merle Elliott; and one brother, Roger Lee Morrow.
She 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 (Jimmy) of Riceville; three brothers: Larry Morrow (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, church family and a host of special friends.
A celebration of her life is planned for tonight, July 26, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Decatur, Highway 58 North with the Rev. Mike Couch officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church this afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service time.
The family will meet again on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church to process to Mountain View Memorial Gardens for interment where Johnathan Daniels, Nathan Daniels, Vaughn Daniels, Geno Pressley, Austin Lunsford, Bo Lamb, Ronnie Brown and David Hurn will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial donations may 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.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Joyce 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 and the Cody family are honored to assist the Cody family with these arrangements.