Norma Joyce Allen, 81, a loving pastor's wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Friday, March 12, 2004, in Fort Worth.|
Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rosen Heights Baptist Church. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials: Rosen Heights Baptist Church or First Baptist Church Saginaw youth fund.
Joyce was born Sept. 16, 1922, to A.N. and Grace Lovelace. She was a longtime member of Rosen Heights Baptist Church, where her husband was pastor 35 years. She served with him in all phases of his 50-year ministry.
She received her degree from Howard Payne University and taught school in Seagraves, Floydada and Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Earl Allen; one sister, Alline Wade; and daughter, Norma Allen.
Survivors: Son, Todd Allen and wife, Dee of Cleveland and their children, Christina Allen and Clint Allen; daughter, Joy Newcom and husband, Steven of Fort Worth and their children, Justin Newcom, Jonathan Newcom and Joshua and wife, D'Anne Newcom and their son, Braydon Newcom; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family members and close friends.
Published in Star-Telegram from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2004