Rita Joyce McGee Lloyd, 83, formerly of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., passed away peacefully on Friday evening, April 11, 2014. The family rejoices in her final release from her suffering here on Earth.
Joyce was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her gift of service continues to guide and impact all who were blessed to have known her.
She is survived by her husband, Bob O. Lloyd, Lawrenceville; their son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Laura Lloyd; three grandsons, Ian McGee Lloyd, Thomas Moore Lloyd and Devin Jameson Lloyd; her brother, Pat McGee and wife JoAnn; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Laura McGee; and sister, June McGee Johnson.
The funeral service for Mrs. Lloyd was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the sanctuary of Piney Baptist Church, Oakdale (GPS address: 275 Piney Church Road, Oakdale). Joyce's brother, Pastor Pat McGee, officiated, and burial followed on the grounds at the church.
Pallbearers included Joyce's three grandsons; her two nephews, Brad Johnson and Bill McGee; and her great-nephew, Daniel McGee. The family received friends at Piney Baptist Church in Oakdale from noon to 2 p.m. immediately before the service. Arrangements were by Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, 423-346-6677, www.schubertfuneralhome.com
Flowers can be sent to the funeral home, or donations in Joyce's memory can be made either to Piney Baptist Church (Mailing Address: 345 Piney Church Road, Oakdale, TN 37829); or First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe (2645 Lafayette Road, P.O. Box 2125, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742).
Online condolences may be extended at www.schubertfuneralhome.com