Joy Delay


Joy Dianna DeLay

Joy Dianna DeLay, 60, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in a Nashville hospital.

She was born on July 13, 1958, a daughter of the late James and Faye DeLay.

She was a member of All Nations Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ronnie DeLay.

Joy leaves behind to cherish her memory three siblings: the Rev. Mike DeLay (Melissa), Gayla Guy ( Willie) and Tammy Couch (Terry); nine nieces and nephews: Tony DeLay (Missy), Paul DeLay, Beth Guy, LaManda DeLay Bowers, Nick Guy (Jennifer), Michael DeLay (Courtney), Nina Couch, Patrick Guy and Zack Couch (Lydia); and numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.

A Celebration of Her Life was held Wednesday in the Cleveland chapel of Companion Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Whitmire officiating.

The family  received friends at the funeral home prior to the service time.

The interment and committal service will take place today, July 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Lee Cemetery in McDonald, with her nephews serving as pallbearers. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations to help with her funeral expenses. Those can made online by visiting her online obituary at


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment


Print subscribers have FREE access to by registering HERE

Non-subscribers have limited monthly access to local stories, but have options to subscribe to print, web or electronic editions by clicking HERE

We are sorry but you have reached the maximum number of free local stories for this month. If you have a website account here, please click HERE to log in for continued access.

If you are a print subscriber but do not have an account here, click HERE to create a website account to gain unlimited free access.

Non-subscribers may gain access by subscribing to any of our print or electronic subscriptions HERE