Joyce Boyette

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2007

NATCHEZ — Services for Joyce Elaine Boyette, 68, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at St. Dominic Medical Center, in Jackson, will be 11 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with Rev. Ray Holland officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Boyette was born Aug. 29, 1939, the daughter of Marvin and Ruth Evelyn May Stone. She was a member of Trace City Baptist Church where she played the piano for 20 years.

Survivors include husband, Byron Boyette of Natchez; children, Stephen B. Boyette and wife, Tammy, both of Denham Springs, La., Lissa Spears and husband, Kevin, both of Pearl, Jeffrey Boyette and wife, Nicola, both of Birmingham, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte Rushing and husband, Ed, both of Transylvania, La, Marleta Crawford and husband, Stanley, both of Natchez and Judy Patrick and husband, Wayne, both of Vicksburg; brother, Rodney Stone and wife, Carmen, both of Transylvania, La.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chad Boyette, Cage Boyette, Cameron Boyette, Rodney Stone, Kevin Spears, Matthew Moore, Timmy Moore and Steve Shannon.

Memorials may be made to Gideons Bibles, Trace City Baptist Church, or a charity of choice.

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