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“I remember taking her home economy class. She taught me how to sew. And the one thing I still do that she taught me is how to tell when spaghetti is...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: gail ledbetter tucker - Floydada, TX

“Was shocked and so sorry to learn of Joyce's passing. Have always enjoyed being with her both in the family (I was married to her cousin Louis...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jerilynn Jones Millican - TX

“I use to work at the beehive and me and her would talk forever about her being a teacher and going to school when she was young...loved this lady she...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Melissa Nichols - floydada, TX

“Many prayers of comfort for her children and grandchildren. She was a grand lady ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Jones Zavodny - Caldwell, TX

“JOYCE WAS VERY SPECIAL AND SHE SENT ME MANY MAGAZINES AND TO THE FAMILYS SHE WILL MISSED. LOVE JAMES AND DELORES ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: DELORES BRAY - STONEWALL, OK

“Our sympathy to the Monte Williams family. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bob and Kathy Todd - Denton, TX

“I always thought of Joyce as a learned woman who was well educated, well traveled and a giver of herself. I know that the later later part of her...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Rodney & Nancy Miller - GA


Evelyn Joyce Jones Williams was born on November 3, 1928 in Dalhart, Texas to Edgar James Jones and Bernice Snell Jones. She died on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2016 at the City Park Church of Christ in Floydada. Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2016 at Truscott Cemetery in Knox County, Texas. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Joyce grew up in Truscott, Texas, graduated from Crowell High School in 1945. She attended Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. In 1947 she married Q.D. Williams at her parent's home in Truscott, Texas. She and Q.D. lived on the JY Ranch and later moved to the T Bar Ranch in Blanco Canyon. Later Joyce and QD purchased the headquarters of the T Bar where they raised their 3 children and nine foster children. Joyce was active in the Floyd County Community. She served as a 4-H Leader and was past president of the Lakeview Home Demonstration Club and the 1929 Study Club. She was a member of Lubbock Christian College Associates. Joyce was a charter member in the founding of the Floyd County Historical Museum. She served as a hostess at the Ranching Heritage Center. Joyce was a Charter Director of the Massie Activity center and served on the Floyd County Pioneer Association, Floyd County Dare Care and The Friends of the Crosby County Library. She was active in her church, the City Park Church of Christ where she served as a teacher, hosted youth devotionals, and as a nursery worker. She was also a regular volunteer cook at the White Rive Youth Camp.

Joyce wrote columns for the Floyd County Hesperian, and was once a stringer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram. With her own children in school Joyce resumed her own education. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1970 and was certified in both Home Economics and Special Education. She was life member of Texas State Teacher Association and held various positions within the Floydada TSTA Chapter, including 2
terms as president. Joyce was inducted in Delta Kappa Gama, an international teacher's organizations. She was a member of the Vocational Home Economics Teacher Association of Texas. She was active in Scouts serving as a Girls Scout Leader in Crosbyton and Floydada. She planned day camps at the Bridwell Ranch and Silver Falls Park. Joyce initiated a Candy Striper Program with the Caprock Hospital of Floydada. Joyce and husband Q.D. opened their ranch for a two week Senior Girl Scout Ranch Merit Program. She served on the Lubbock Girl Scout Headquarters. In 1996, Joyce was selected as a Woman of Distinction for her years of involvement in the Girl Scouts, school, church and civic activities.

She is survived by son; James and wife Cyndi of Lubbock, their children; Austin Williams and Ashleigh Baumgarten and her husband Jeremy and their children Kael, Hayes and Rayne, daughter; Nancy Farrington and husband Mark of Amarillo, their son Cortney Goodwin and his wife Ayumi, her daughter, Hillary Goodwin and her children, Zach, Sterling and Dakota Hilyer, son; Monte Wiliams and wife Kellie of Floydada and their daughters, Tara Williams and Amanda Hinsley and husband Todd and their children Reese and Cooper. She is survived by a sister; Clara Brown of Truscott, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, James Jones and Vernon Jones and sister, Norma Lee.

Memorials may be sent to the Floydada Senior Citizens-PO Box 573, Floydada, Texas 79235 and the Lubbock Children's Home-PO Box 2824, Lubbock, Texas 79408 or your favorite charities.