Joyce Marie Fairbanks

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 6, 2020

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Oct. 19, 1931 – March 4, 2020
VIDALIA — A Celebration of Life for Joyce Marie Henslee Fairbanks, 88, of Vidalia, will be held at noon Saturday, March 7, at Vidalia United Methodist Church with Rev. Darryl Pate officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Vidalia.

The family will receive friends at Vidalia United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Joyce Fairbanks was born on Monday, Oct. 19, 1931, in Kelly, Louisiana, and died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Natchez.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Lester Henslee and Eva Marie Cruse Henslee; husband, Dr. John Henry Fairbanks Sr.; and two brothers, Wallace Henslee and Larry Henslee.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail Fairbanks Newfield and her husband Mike of St. Petersburg, Florida; two sons, Dr. John “Rus” Fairbanks Jr. and his wife, Yuni, of Natchez and Russell “Scott” Fairbanks and his wife, Julie, of Fairhope, Alabama; five grandsons, John Paul Newfield, Lee Fairbanks, Luke Fairbanks, Dr. Young and Monica Bernas’ and Dr. Henry Rho; four granddaughters, Jamie Fairbanks Carlisle and her husband, Dr. Matthew Carlisle, Tess Fairbanks, Sidney Newfield and Sally Fairbanks.

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