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Joyce Ann Wade May 22, 1959 - October 21, 2018

Ms. Joyce Ann Wade, 59, of Nesbit, MS passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto, located in Southaven, MS. She was born May 22, 1959 in Martin, TN to the late Elbert Eugene Dycus and Billie June Thornton.

Ms. Wade was a radiation protection technician and loved her job and the work she did. She enjoyed traveling and had made many friends throughout the country. She however spent most of her time with her best friend, Linda Stone. Whether they were out yard sale-ing together or spending time at the pool, Ms. Wade enjoyed every moment she spent with Linda. Ms. Wade loved being outdoors and could often be found camping at John W Kyle State Park or Enid, fishing with her grandchildren, or working in her flower beds. She was a selfless woman and was always the first to lend a helping hand to those in need. She was an outgoing, kindhearted, and beautiful woman with the prettiest smile you’d ever see. Ms. Wade enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and was also an avid reader, especially novels by James Patterson. She loved the holidays and going out to eat at Red Lobster with her family. She loved her grandchildren and her family was her first priority always. Ms. Wade’s legacy will continue to live on through the numerous memories she made with her family and friends.

Ms. Wade leaves behind her loving companion of twenty-three years, Jim Westbrook of Nesbit, MS; one son, Jason Wade of Nesbit, MS; three daughters, Teresa Gautreaux (Jeff Still) of Lake Cormorant, MS, Tiffany Wade (Kelvin Greer) of Nesbit, MS, and Jamie Westbrook of Walls, MS; two brothers, Jerry Dycus of Cleveland, MS and Jeffrey Dycus of Grenada, MS; three sisters, Judy Harrison (Frank Holliman) of Eudora, MS, Janice Dycus of Cleveland, MS, and Julie Payne of Cleveland, MS; six grandsons, Nolan, Hunter, Gabe, Colin, Zander, and Dexter; and four granddaughters, Emma Rose, Kasarah, Dejean, and Trinity. Ms. Wade also leaves behind a host of loving nieces, nephew, and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert Eugene Dycus and Billie June Thornton Dycus; and daughter in law, Ellen Henry Wade.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations and memorials in honor of Ms. Joyce Wade, be made to the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Twin Oaks Funeral Home (290 Goodman Road East, Southaven, MS 38671) with the memorial service following at 12:00 PM in the chapel. Alan Stone will officiate the services.

Arrangements made by Twin Oaks Funeral Home (662) 349-9720.


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    Beverly gray says

    Prayers for the family .
    Joyce was a sweet,caring , strong woman .Iand a friend . Altho I haven’t seen her in years , I was aware of her struggle with cancer . R.I.P.

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    Chris Keene says

    Joyce Ann Wade, a woman whose ways of love and friendship were far too superior to be copied by another. I remember the first time I met Joyce. It was a Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport North Carolina. It was my first job on the road and I was alone and scared to death. I walked outside the training room for a break and there was JIM!!! Someone I knew or had met at the last outage (my second one). I walked over and said hello and noticed a lady a little ways away on the phone. Before I could get a few words out I saw my first and only hint of jealousy from that little lady on the phone. Jim promptly introduced us and from that moment on we were friends. Fast friends and through the years it continued to grow. Before long I knew all about her family and she knew about mine. Slowly but surely we met one another’s children, some of the grandchildren, parents and so on.

    We were friends inside and outside of work. Joyce had way more knowledge than me about radiological stuff and she was quick to share, teach and mentor me at work which I greatly appreciated. But outside of work, oh lordy, we had our share of great times. We have lived together, laughed together, cried together, cooked together, drank together, smoked together, solved the world’s problems together, raised children, grandchildren. She has packed up with Tiffany and Jason and come to spend the weekend or week or however long I could convince them to stay in many places I have lived. You name it we have experienced all we could as friends with the time we had together. Times I will always hold dear to my heart and will cherish forever. My Momma always said if you can fill up the fingers of one hand with true friends while you are on this earth you have accomplished something. I have not yet filled mine but I can tell you that Joyce Ann Wade is a place keeper of one of those fingers forever.

    What I really want to tell you about Joyce is in all of our conversations we ever had first and foremost they involved family. She adored her family. It is what she lived for, worked for and fought against death for. Jason, Tiffany, Theresa and Jamie you were the light of her world along with the grandchildren you provided her with. God she loved all of you so, she would give the world for your happiness. Jim, I know how much she loved you. You were the constant in her life, the man she loved and the man she knew would always stand by her no matter the circumstances. I admire you for that Jim, your love for Joyce had no boundaries and she knew that.
    We didn’t stop at children in our talks, I knew all of Joyce’s siblings, and she loved you all so much. I didn’t meet each of you but I did meet your Mother at Joyce and Jim’s when I was passing through. I could see through meeting her why Joyce loved her and all of you so much.
    One last thing I must say, Linda Stone, you were her rock, her confidante, her “partner in all things fun” she loved you dearly and spoke of you so often. She missed you so much while on the road working and always talked of what ya’ll would do when she got home and tell me how wonderful it was to spend time with you. You were truly the best of the best in Joyce’s heart and mind, her best friend. And of course Alan she loved you too. She couldn’t speak of Linda without speaking of you. Friends like Family.

    I wish I could be with you all today. Please know that my heart is breaking, a piece of me is gone as well. Life will never be the same knowing she is physically not with us because God knows if she could have lived forever, even in her suffering, she would have done it to keep any of us from shedding a tear.

    There will never be another so selfless and so loving as Joyce Ann Wade. I will pray for all of you and ask that the good Lord find a way to give each of you some sort of comfort in the way that only he can.

    All of my love and prayers to each of you.
    To you Joyce Ann Wade, thank you for being such wonderful part of my life. May we all be granted the opportunity to see you again in the Lord’s House. Until then, watch over us, guide us to use the things you have taught us.

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