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Joyce Williams

Joyce Williams

Joyce Williams, age 80, of Pinckneyville, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville, IL.

Joyce was born on April 13, 1942 in East St. Louis, IL, a daughter to Frank and Margaret (Lake) Pearson. On June 10, 1960, she married Ernest Williams in DeSoto County, MS and he preceded her in death on December 4, 1984 after 24 years of marriage. Joyce worked at Kitten’s Café, Pinckneyville, IL for over fifteen years and was also a homemaker who loved raising her children and grandchildren. She also loved making her famous potato salad and going fishing. Joyce was of the Baptist faith, and a lifetime member of the DuQuoin Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post # 513. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her three sons, Frank Williams of Pinckneyville, IL, Robert (Carolyn) Williams of Pinckneyville, IL, and Melvin (LeeAnn) Williams of Pinckneyville, IL; three daughters, Judy (Alan) McClurken Jr. of Pinckneyville, IL, Dixie Moss of Nashville, IL, and Robin Boyster of Pinckneyville, IL; sister, Cathy (Peter) Paulercio of Pinckneyville, IL; fourteen grandchildren, Brandon Robinson, Amanda (Alan) Arndt, Derek Moss, Courtenay (Matt) Ellis, Mary Stroehlein, Chelseia (Chase) Johnson, Alexandria (Brian) Evinger, Katerina Moody, Catilyn Boyster, Lourellie White, Delilah Goodwin, Jaimelyn McClurken, Zach Harris and Matt (Kayla) Arndt; sixteen great-grandchildren, Addison Arndt, Aaron Arndt, Camdon Ellis, Mason Ellis, Bentley Williams, Elliana Jones, Violet May Johnson, Hayzel Johnson, Karmyn Johnson, Xzavyer Johnson, Uriah Steiner, Hayden Arndt, Jesslyn Arndt, Iliana Arndt, Nora Arndt, and Liam Brand; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Snoopy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be held at Pyatt Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, IL on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., with Brother Raymond Baggott officiating. Interment will be at Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL.

Visitation will be at Pyatt Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, IL on Monday, January 30, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Team Tank Scholarships.

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