Joyce LaVerne Husemann

The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her…

Joyce Cousins Husemann is resting peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer. Arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Graveside services are set for 10 a.m., Sunday, September 11, 2011, at Rest-Ever Memorial Park in Bryan.

Joyce was born June 9, 1931 to Marion Henry “Tubby” Cousins and Clara Cooper Cousins in Hewitt, Texas. She went to school in Waco, Texas where she graduated from Waco High School in 1950.

Joyce married Carl Husemann June 30, 1950. Together they raised three daughters. She began her working career later in life, and enjoyed her friends and co-workers at Ambers Craft Store.

She was a kind and tender soul with a love for humor. She was a trickster, and found much delight in playing pranks on her grandsons or threatening to hang great grandchildren on the fence. There were many names she was know by: Mama, Grandma, Grumma, Mimmie, G-Ma, Ladybug, Grandma Joyce, Mimmie Feetie, Buttercup, Grandmal, Maxine, Jo and Ms. Smith. Joyce lived her life for her girls and their families.

Joyce had dear friends, Cathy Warren, Twala Hughes, Bill Hooten and Betty Grimes, and made many new friends as she became a fan of facebook.

Joyce is survived by her daughters, Donna Husemann of Calvert, Texas, Brenda Patranella of Bryan, Texas, and Virginia Aleman and husband, Willie Paul of Hearne, Texas.

She was blessed with amazing grandchildren whom she cherished, Ricky Czajkowski, Randy and Dion Czajkowski, Paige Wilkes, Frank Patranella, Brent Sypert, Liz and Joey Zeig, Sara and David Zeig, Mandy West, Jennifer Deason, Michael and LeeAnna Deason, Jessica Fuchs and Faith Fuchs.

Joyce found tremendous joy in loving her “GREAT” grandchildren, Jamie, Brittney and Brett Czajkowski, Bryce, Braxton, and Brandon Zeig, Samantha Zeig, Anthony and Kaylee Hawes, Karlee West, and Taylor Shear, and she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of two additional great grandchildren to love.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Traditions Hospice, with a special heartfelt thank you to Sunny, who knew how to bring a smile to our Mother’s face even on her darkest days and to all the loving people at Fortress Nursing and Rehab.

~Goodnight John Boy~


  1. Donna, Brenda and Ginger and the rest of the family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I hate the pain you have had to go through these last few months. I know you welcome the relief of her pain and mourn her passing. I regret that I cannot be with you tonight or tomorrow for services, but know I will be there for you in the time to come. You will all be in my prayers.

  2. YaYa and family, My favorite verse is Matthew 11:28-30 has brought me so much comfort in my life. Know that my heart is with you in your time of sadness. I pray that angels surround you all and bring you peace. I love you so much and because of your sweet mother I have been blessed with the best friend I have ever had. So Mrs. Joyce thank you, may you rest in peace. Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

  3. To the family of Joyce Husemann,
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34;18) With sympathy,

  4. This is for a wonderful woman who will be dearly missed and to her wonderful family !!!! I just wanted you to know that I loved Aunt JOYCE so much she will be missed . She was an amazing person to me and my mom !!

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