2015-06-10 / Obituaries

Margaret B. Joyner

On June 2, 2015, surrounded by her family at her son Harry’s house, The Lord sent his angels for Mrs. Margaret B. Joyner, 87 years of age, following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held held Friday, June 5 at 11 a.m. in the Community Church of Millen with Sister Wilma Byrd offi ciating and Elsie Odom speaking. Interment was in Millen Cemetery.

She was a lifelong Christian having last been a member of Millen Church of God. Her life for our Lord began when she was just a little girl of about 7 years old and attended Green Fork Baptist Church where she was baptized.

Throughout her life, Mrs. Joyner served the Lord in many churches and positions helping to bring in the lost and build for Christ our Lord’s Army. Her most important endeavors were in truly seeking and serving God and her fellow mankind in whatever needs might arise.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Joyner of Millen, GA; parents, Mr. Elton E. and Mrs. Libbie L. Burke of Millen, GA; two brothers, Noel E. Burke, Thomson, GA and Carey A. Burke, Millen, GA; two sisters, Luree B. Dickey, Millen, GA and Mrs. Mary Stuckey, Savannah, GA; and her granddaughter, Judith Teresa Smith Poppert, Vine Grove, KY.

Mrs. Joyner’s survivors include a family who loved and cherished her dearly. Her daughter, Linda J. Kight, Blythe, GA; three sons, Harry E. Joyner (Judy), Millen, GA, Joseph E. Joyner (Sue), Garden Spring, TX, and Wilbur G. Joyner (Brenda), Millen, GA; one sister, Mrs. Azzie Lee B. Abney, Beaumont, CA; one sister-in-law, Shirley J. Taylor, Millen, GA; and one brother-in-law, Ayne Joyner, also of Millen.

Her grandchildren were taken to church with their “Granny” from the time they were small infants to teenagers and always looked forward to those visits with her. Many of them continued to attend church with her on a regular basis as they were able to visit her.

Grandchildren: Donald D. Smith, Stacy J. Smith, Susanne McLaughlin, all of Augusta, GA, Tara E. Johnson, Arlington, TX, Judith Taylor, Eddie Joyner, of Millen, GA, Jennifer White of Twin City, GA, Brent and Jody Joyner of Atlanta, GA, Cynthia Trujillo, San Antonio, TX and SGT Carlton Joyner of England.

Great-grandchildren: Adrianne Shepherd, Caleb Poppert, Stacy Lynn Smith, Kristin Judy, Thomas McLaughlin, Roger Aiden Johnson, Haley Newton, Dalton Davis, Chelsea Taylor, Garrett Taylor, Zac Cryder, Chandler Shockley, Breanna and Taylor White, Jessica and Alayna Joyner, Ethan and Raylan Trujillo.

Great-great-grandchildren of Mrs. Joyner are Mathew Henderson, Joshua Shepherd, Isaiah Shepherd, Noalani Teresa Poppert, Audryanna Poppert and Jase White.

She leaves her long time special little dog, “Big Boy” who she loved dearly.

We will forever miss and love our Mother, and Granny. Heaven is brighter because of a Special Angel….

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