Joyce Omilee Hargis was born on November 26, 1951 in Trumann, AR, to Floyd and Norma Payne. She was called home to be with her heavenly Father on November 26, 2020, her 69th Birthday.
Her family settled in Sayre, OK, where she graduated in 1970. She began working as a waitress and a caregiver for many years. She enjoyed meeting new people from all walks of life and loved to make people laugh and smile. She became a mother in 1973 when she gave birth to the first of her three children. Her second child came in 1975, and her third in 1977. For most of her life she was a single mom and worked multiple jobs to support her children. Being a mother was one of her proudest achievements. In 2004 she met the love of her life, Elbia Hargis. They made their home in Erick, OK, and were married on August 5, 2005. She always enjoyed reading, crocheting, coloring and watching The Young And The Restless, which she watched since 1973. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving mother and Nanna to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were her pride and joy. She always loved the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. Dressing and banana pudding were her specialties. She loved to make new friends and never met a stranger. She always had a hug ready for anyone who needed it.
She is preceded in death by her father: Floyd Payne, her parents: Norma and Marion Roles, as well as her sister: Judy Brown.
She leaves behind her husband Elbia of the home; her children: Kimberly Holley and husband Steve of Sayre, OK, Frank Brown and wife Katherine of Elk City, OK, Shonna Brown of Sayre, OK, as well as 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother, her only sister-in-law, 1 brother-in-law as well as a host of other relatives and friends.,
Joyce was an inspiration to many and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed.
Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM, December 12, 2020, at The Hub in McLean, TX, 13905 I-40 (exit 142), McLean, Texas
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