Joyce Price

October 22, 1947 – January 4, 2020

Joyce Pauline Price, 72, of Somerville, left this world on Saturday, January 4, 2020 and joined her Heavenly family.

Joyce’s character was defined by her determination, independence and tremendous love. One way in which her love manifested was in her role as a mother. The oldest daughter of a single mother of 6, she was a “second mother” to her younger siblings. At 16 she married and started her own family. In 1980 while raising four children on a remote farm in Mullinville, KS she became the first in her family to get a college education and graduated in the first class of registered nurses from Dodge City Community College.

She had a long and rewarding career as a nurse. She took an early retirement from nursing due to lingering complications from her childhood battle with polio.

Joyce was a woman of strong faith, which she found great comfort and strength in, particularly following the death of her son, Aubrey John. She became a leader in her faith community, Contemporary Christian Ministry (CCM), and, up until her death, organized weekly, online, video prayer meetings with participants spanning many states. Joyce’s ability to bring people together no matter how far apart they are spoke to her tremendous capacity for love and kindness. Whether it was friends, family, or an animal in need, Joyce had love for all. The friends she made from every walk of life became friends for life, and her family cherished her and will miss her dearly.

She has passed on her loving nature, stubbornness, determination, and pet-collecting tendencies to 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Parie; son, A.J. Price; grandson, Dustin Brown; brother, David Russ and her step-father James H. Rosser.

Joyce is survived by her children, Twila Brown  and her husband, Tim, of Waco, TX, Cheri Williams and her husband, Mike, of Friona, TX, Aaron Price and his wife, Leslie, of Ingleside, TX; grandchildren, Shelby Williams, Derek Brown, Miranda Williams, Devin Brown, Meagan Price, Aubrey Williams, and Austin Price; siblings, Jim Rosser and his wife, Rose, Barbara Ensey and her husband, Rick, Richard Rosser and his wife, Lisa, Deborah Izquierdo and her husband, Javier; numerous nieces and nephews; and her canine companions, Smidgen and Fancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hear the Cry Ministries at http://hearthecryministries.com/ or P.O. Box 3923, Shiprock, NM 87420.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 PM Friday,  January 10th, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow at 4 PM in the Bluebonnet Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801. Steven Calloway will be officiating.

Express condolences at CallawayJones.com

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  1. Sis. You will be missed.! Wish we could have spent more time together. I will cherish my memories of what we did have.! No more pain and suffering. On this earth. Praise God! You are Healed and whole again. Dancing with Jesus And Daddy.! Till we meet again.! Love Donna.!

  2. I am very sorry to hear this news about Joyce. She was absolutely full of life and love for others and her presence will be sorely missed.
    Chris and I will attend the services.
    Darrel

  3. I cleaned for Joyce every other week for the past several months and it was never work. I always looked forward to being greeted by her warm smile and tender hugs. Her faith and love for God made me want to grow my relationship with him. She truly touched my life in a short period of time. I will miss her a great deal but know she is dancing with the angels and her presence will shine even brighter now that she is in heaven. To the family I extend my deepest condolences as I know there must be a great void now that she is gone. Hang tight to her smile and always remember to have faith, she is doing greater good now.

  4. Teresa and I are so sorry for your loss, we are praying for y’all but we know she’s in her heavenly home.

  5. Peggy & I so appreciated our “Nutter Mother”–our wonderful friend in the Lord. Her smiles, her hugs, her conversations, her support for us & our marriage–wonderful picture of Native American couple, wolves (knew I liked wolves), and an arrowhead. She will be greatly missed as it was always with such joy & loving greetings to see her at CCM events & spend time with her!! Our condolences & love & prayers to you all!!

  6. Joyce, the fact that you are no longer here breaks my heart BUT I thank you so very much for the memories!!!!! They are some of the most wonderful threads that have woven the fabric of my life.

  7. I bless the family to have the wonderful memories of times with Joyce that have been forgotten to be brought forward for joy and comfort. Joyce traveled to our Monday prayer meetings every chance she had. I miss her too. She shared the love of Jesus in her prayers.

  8. My very 1st Sister-in-law- so special Life put many miles between us. We didn’t have the joys of sharing growing up experiences with our children, but always knew we had a bond of love for one another- no matter what. Your path took a few turns and you made a positive mark on many. Now you have joined your Heavenly Host and the joy you knew was waiting.

  9. I posted a message earlier, then realized it was more like talking to my friend. To the family now: I know this is a hard time right now. I also know if you quiet yourselves, close you eyes and breath, you will feel her presence and be comforted.

    I couldn’t be with you for this time, but please know I love you all dearly.
    Much love from your Aunt Stella.

  10. Aunt Joyce,
    I remember feeling she had an open heart.
    I grew up more than a thousand miles away.
    But whenever I saw her she brought me in close, it would have been nicer growing up if I could have seen her more.
    Several years ago, when we lived in Texas, my son had to be life flighted to Houston. Aunt Joyce came and took my daughter home with her so I could be with my son.
    My condolences to everyone, your sorrows and grief will be more than I could bare for the glimpses I have had over the years showed me a person who leaves a void when she has gone. But you still have a piece of her heart.
    Trey.

  11. Joyce was such a special woman. She was always ready with a smile, a hug, a shoulder, a prayer, or a moment of laughter — whatever was needed for healing or love. I cherish my friendship with her and regret we did not connect much the last few years. May you be comforted that Joyce leaves you with a legacy of a testimony that God is… God is love, God is faithful. God is watchful. Thank you for sharing the memory video and the precious memories. God be with you all as you grieve.

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