Joyce Tyson Slaydon, 82, passed away at home in San Antonio on May 27, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Callaway Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas, with Rev. Ray Blundell and Rev. Milton Woodall officiating. Burial will follow at Steep Hollow Cemetery in Bryan, Texas. Arrangements are by Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.
Joyce was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to Tommie Eula Marsh Tyson and Henry Grady Tyson on July 10, 1934. She attended Cumberland County Schools, graduating as Valedictorian from Grays Creek High School, and Worth Business College. She married Samuel Ray Slaydon on October 3, 1953 at Sherwood Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She worked as a Teller and Bookkeeper for 20 years and ended her career working with at-risk children in Abilene and Waco. She was honored by being the first woman ever to be inducted into the Bryan/College Station Rotary Club. Joyce spent her life serving God with her gifts of music and teaching His word. She loved to play the piano and passed on her love of music to her four children.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Tommie Eula Marsh Tyson and Henry Grady Tyson, and her six siblings, Henry Tyson, Elon Bollinger, Frances Curle, Upton Tyson, Sprunt Tyson, and Eula Tyson.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Samuel Ray Slaydon, Sr., her four children: Joi Brock and her husband Robert; Cindy Falco and her husband Joe III; Samuel Slaydon, Jr. and his wife Marla, and Grady Slaydon and his wife Laurie. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and their spouses and thirteen great-grandchildren, as well as a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Brock, Joey Falco, Trey Slaydon, Kegan Slaydon, Zachary Slaydon, Tyler Slaydon, Thomas Gurno, Carlo Aranibar, Warren Gouge and Jorge Saldivar.
The family of Joyce Slaydon wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Kindred Hospice Care, especially Dorothy, Aretha, Gloria, and Brian, for lovingly guiding and supporting us through the end of her journey, and especially for the tender care that you provided her.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joyce’s name to the American Heart Association.