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.