Joyce Lucille 'Mawmaw'McInnis Funeral services for Joyce Lucille Brackin McInnis, 81, of Silsbee, formerly of Fred, will be 2:00 pm Saturday, January 19, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Silsbee with interment following in Franks Branch Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Friday at Farmer Funeral Home. Mrs. McInnis died January 17, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Thicket, Joyce currently lived in Silsbee. She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Houston as a registered nurse. Joyce began her nursing career as a refinery nurse at Ideco, later at Atlantic Richfield Co and finally retiring from British Petroleum. After retirement, she and Poodle moved to Fred and opened McInnis Hardware store. Joyce worked side by side with Poodle, and after his death, ran the store for many more years. She was adored by her customers and all who knew her. After selling the store, Joyce moved to Silsbee and began working with her daughter at First Baptist Church Academy, where she was lovingly known as 'Mawmaw'. Mrs. McInnis is preceded in death by her husband of more than 46 years, W A 'Poodle' McInnis, parents Van Petty and Julia Dyson Brackin and sister Vanitta McInnis. Survivors include her son Robert Van 'Bobby' McInnis of Beaumont; daughter-in-law Trudy McInnis of Beaumont; daughter Dana Lea Hancock and husband Mike of Silsbee; granddaughters Jillian McInnis Howard and husband Joseph Howard of Nederland, Michaela Hancock and Dani Hancock, both of Silsbee and four great grandchildren. Joyce was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Graffiti 2 Fund, 350 Hwy 96 South, Silsbee TX 77656.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 18, 2013