Joyce Elaine Stone Anderson went home to be with her Lord Jesus, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. She was born on Aug. 11, 1939, in Brownwood.
Those preceding her in death were her father, Amos William Stone; mother, Clara Mae Cox Stone; sister, Winnie Mae Stone Gilbreath and husband Bill; brother, Dorlon Gene Stone; sister, Christine Stone Marcontell; and brother, Dorrell Glenn Stone.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Bobby Ray Anderson of Houston; son, Robert Anderson and wife, D’Ann of Houston; son, Craig Anderson and wife Lisa of Crosby; and brother, Elvis Stone and wife Martha of Webster; grandchildren who loved her dearly and called her grandmother, Aaron Anderson and wife Tina of Crosby, Ashley Anderson Carias and husband Angel of Pasadena, Jacob Anderson and wife Tiffany of Crosby, Talina Anderson of Crosby, Adam Anderson and April Anderson of Houston; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Rylan, Bobby, Cassidy, Jewel and Anneliese.
Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was loved by all. She and her husband, Bob, have loved each other dearly for 57 years.
Joyce worked at the first Sears and Roebuck in down town Houston as a secretary, bookkeeper and marketing designer. She later worked with her husband Bobby in family business.
She started singing in church at a very young age, continuing on with memories of her Brownwood High School choral days and went to All-State competition in acapella choir. Joyce loved the Lord Jesus with all her heart and cherished singing hymns and praising her Lord in music and song with her family and church congregation. They are members of Living Water Church in Deer Park.
She loved baking with her grandchildren and reading them stories. She enjoyed hummingbirds, working outside and gardening. Joyce was outgoing and loved her friends and family with a gentle spirit, a servant’s heart and unconditional love.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. for family and 5 to 8 p.m. for friends Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland Street in Dayton. A Life Celebration Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Living Water Church, 4325 W. Pasadena Blvd., Deer Park. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Magnolia Park Cemetery, 824 E. Clayton Street in Dayton.