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Joyce McDonald

Joyce McDonald

A funeral service for Joyce McDonald, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Shane Carrington officiating. Interment will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Jeremy Jones, Chad Jones, Michael Lawrence, Danny Lawrence, Cody Kirby and Cole Roan serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. McDonald passed away on November 18, 2021, at her residence.

Joyce was born on December 2, 1932, in Oakwood, Texas, to Thurman and Elma (Chancellor) Crouch. She married Phillip Morris “Pete” McDonald on March 12, 1954, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Joyce owned and operated McDonalds Grocery and Feed. She was a longtime leader in 4-H, PTO and an active Bible Class teacher for many years. Joyce was a member of the South Side Church of Christ.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Jones and husband, Marlin, and Jan Lawrence and husband, David; grandchildren, Jeremy Jones, Chad Jones and wife Laura, Michael Lawrence and wife Jandi, Dr. Danny Lawrence and wife Shannon, Abby Kirby and husband Cody, and Jacy Roan and husband Cole; great-grandchildren, Landri and Sam Lawrence, Kobi, Reagan, and Ellie Kirby, Jadi and Marli Jones, Anndi Jones, Hallie and Sadie Lawrence, and Case and Jaxson Roan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bobby McDonald; grandsons, Jason Lawrence and Colton Heinrich; great-grandson, Jax Kirby; and brother, Melvin Crouch.

Memorials may be made to the Reilly Springs Cemetery Association at 1608 CR 2436 Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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