November 22, 1944 ~ September 15, 2021

Born in: Versailles, Missouri
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Joyce Martin, 76, of College Station, passed away September 15, 2021. Her Homegoing Celebration of Life will be at 10am Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Center in Bryan with longtime family friend Jonathan Poe officiating. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.

Joyce was born November 22, 1944, in Versailles, Missouri. She was an outgoing, free spirited ball of fire who enjoyed many things. She married Artis Lawson at the age eighteen and they had six children. Her caring spirit led her to nursing for twenty years prior to her retirement. After retirement she continued to care for people.

Even with her passing she continues to give as an organ donor and will give the gift of life. She loved traveling, spending time with family, and she specially loved playing bingo.

Joyce is preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth Ann Johnson; sister, Phyllis Franks; and brother, Henry Martin.

Survivors include her children, Theresa Lawson, Artis Lawson Jr and wife Mary, Rana Turner and husband Victor, Kimberly Sparks and husband Marcus, Nicole Lawson; siblings, Robert Martin and wife Jackie, Carolyn Martin; grandchildren, Oritz III, Joyclin, Brandon, Comelina, Myron, Bradley, Kyle, Taurean, Christina, JoAnn, Victor Jr., Alexis, Darius, Hannah, Erlinda, Elizabeth; and 29 loving great grandchildren.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the Baylor Scott & White Medical Team and Nurses in Emergency and ICU, as their care was phenomenal.


Celebration of Life Tribute: September 22, 2021 10:00 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. Theresa and family…
    W’d like to send our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mom. We know she will be missed.

    Keith and Liz

  2. I’m so sorry for the loss of Joyce. She was such a special woman. I’ve always thought the world of her. May she now Rest in Heaven with our lord and savior. May God give her family courage, strength and peace during this time and the days ahead. Love y’all. Terri Dice and family.

  3. Ms Joyce..You were a light of Sunshine for me, my mom and family.
    My mom will always remember your weekly conversations and how yall talked for hours. Mom will truly miss you knowing that you will rest now.
    Thank you for your love and encouragement…All is well now❤❤
    Joyce Oliver, Thay Cheeves and Williams

  4. Nicole, Elizabeth, Erlnda and family, I am sending my most sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Your mother and grandmother was one the sweetest, most beautiful souls I have ever met. . She was always so kind to everyone she came in contact with . I will continue to pray for you and your entire family during this most difficult time.

  5. Rest in Heaven Ms. Martin. I’m praying for you and your family!❤️ I am so lucky to have met and be good friends with your granddaughter Hannah.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Joyce was so sweet and kind. We know she’ll be dearly missed. Prayers and hugs for her family.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce was so sweet and kind. I know she’ll be dearly missed. Prayers and hugs for you and your family.

  8. My prayers and condolences go out to Nicole, Kim and the entire Family!!! Look unto the hills from whence cometh your help, all our help comes from the Lord!!! Your Mothers Legacy will live on through you and continue to show LOVE to one another. From Kimberly Mooring & Family

  9. Sending love and hugs to all of you guys. Praying for your strength in very difficult times. Much love from your cousins in Georgia
    Tina Davis-Curtis

  10. May the peace of God rest and sustain you all during this difficult time and in the future. Praying for the entire family.
    “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you.” John 14:27.

  11. While I did not know Joyce, I know she must have been a good person and an amazing mother as she raised such a great child in Nicole and it is reflected in her. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family during this time of loss. May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead

  12. Nothing will ever be the same was we move into a world with out you as a guiding force for Aunties to follow. You have shown us life will get better after the loss of women who not only survived but thrived, even if some of us are undertall!

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