Services for Joy Johnson will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at the Urania Pentecostal Church with Bro. Clay Hutto officiating and Bro. Bruce Maxwell delivering the eulogy. Interment will follow at the Urania Cemetery, under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home. The visitation will be held at the church, Monday, August 15, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Joy Faye Lofton Johnson was born in Winnsboro, Louisiana on October 25, 1939, to the union of her parents, Burley Lofton and Nettie Mae Lofton, and she passed away, August 12, 2022, at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Winnfield with her husband by her side. Holding her hand, he told her how much he loved her as she slipped away to heaven. Joy was a member of Urania Pentecostal Church, where her faith stood strong as she did. She enjoyed following her husband and supporting him as he pastored many churches over the years. Joy never complained about anything in life, no matter what the situation was. She enjoyed many things including painting, reading, cooking, canning vegetables from her garden, most anything to do with flowers, and holidays with her family. Joy's greatest gift was being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and sister in Christ. She loved her daily phone calls from Nell, Pam, and Betty. She had a heart of gold, and will be greatly missed by all.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Mary Lynn Johnson; and her sister, Doris McMurray.
Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of sixty-five years, Elzie Ray Johnson; son, Edwin Johnson (Peggy); daughter, Leah Stanford (Reardon); her brother, Mickey Lofton (Deanie); sister, Nell Emrick; grandchildren: Noah Windham (Katie), Peyton Stanford, Colin Johnson, Grant Johnson, Sydney Stanford, and Olivia Stanford; great-grandchildren: Lucas Windham and Anna Kate Windham.
Pallbearers include Noah Windham, Jake Lofton, Colin Johnson, Ronnie McBroom, Rickey Stowe, and Donnie Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Russell, Bobby Stowe, Heath Denison, Grant Johnson, Peyton Stanford, Curtis McNaughton, Joel Guin, and Michael "Taco" Dupree.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Urania Pentecostal Church Building Fund.