Joyce Evelyn Black

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Joyce Evelyn Black, 89 died November 8, 2013 in Conroe, Texas at the Odyssey House Hospice following a brief but valiant battle with Lung Cancer. Joyce was born on March 4, 1924 near Elbert, Texas, Throckmorton County, to the late J. O. Lilly and Ruby (Curtis) Lilly.

Joyce loved camping, whether in a tent or a motorhome RV, as long as she was camping. She enjoyed playing dominos with close friends. Other favorite pastimes included cooking and watching the Cowboys, Texans and Aggies play football. Also, of course she loved to spend time playing with her 3 great grandchildren.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Donald T. Black. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Black) Jordan and husband David of Montgomery, 2 grandchildren; Kent Jordan and wife, Jennifer of Allen, Texas and Karen (Jordan) Griffith and husband Jeremy of Cypress, Texas and 3 great grandchildren; Connor and Lily Griffith, and Natalie Jordan.

A remembrance viewing will be held at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery, Texas from 4pm to 8pm on Monday, November 11, 2013. A graveside service will be conducted at 3pm Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Elbert Cemetery, Elbert, Texas. Dr. Max Johnson presiding. Pallbearers; David, Kent, and Jennifer Jordan, Jeremy and Karen Griffith, and Max Johnson, Jr. Memorial donations to the would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

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Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Montgomery
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