Joyce Longmire Jones-Roach

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Joyce Longmire Jones-Roach passed away peacefully at her Conroe home on May 16, 2014 surrounded by her four children and their spouses. Joyce was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, a caring and giving friend to many, and a deeply spiritual woman who lived her Christian faith every day.

Joyce was born on August 10, 1931 to Charles and Vivian Longmire in Houston, Texas. Joyce graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Houston. On April 3, 1947, she married her first love, Buckner Harris Jones. They were blessed with four children and enjoyed a strong marriage devoted to each other and their children until Buck's death on May 22, 1985. Joyce found love again and married Cecil Roach on February 14, 1994. They were married for 18 years until Cecil's death on February 20, 2011. Joyce lovingly embraced Cecil's family as her own.

A large extended family and friends will remember Joyce as a true "Proverbs 31" woman. "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Her children arise and call her blessed." In addition to her deep Christian faith, Joyce will be remembered for her sense of optimism and whimsy. She enjoyed travel, exploring new learning opportunities, and was a gifted artist.

Joyce is survived by her four children Elaine Jones Lieder and husband Larry, Richard Charles Jones and wife Joyce, Cynthia Jones Bulanek and husband Gary, and Michael Glenn Jones and wife Cindy. She also leaves 9 grandchildren and their spouses: Matthew and Shelley Lieder, Heather and Jay Johnson, Amber and Joshua Hernandez, Jennifer and Lorin Swan, Brian Jones, Chris and Lisa Jones, Sara and Steven Burns, Tim Jones, and Emily Jones. In addition, she has 5 other extended grandchildren: John Reed, Jody Reed, Joleta Reed, Cara Schwartz and Cole Hackler, plus 7 additional extended great grandchildren. Joyce's extended family also includes 19 great-grandchildren and two great grand-children "to be".

Joyce will also be remembered by Cecil's children and grandchildren including Cecil's son Richard Roach and wife Peggy, Gene Ray Roach and wife Jane, Ron Roach and wife Cindy, Jerry Roach and wife Charlotte (now deceased), and Nancy Roach Johnson. The extended Roach family includes 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joyce will be deeply missed by her special cousin, Fern Roberts, along with Gwen Wefler Miertschin and Charlene Wefler Nelson, close friends of the family who thought of themselves as Joyce's "other daughters".

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, TX 77304. Joyce's service of remembrance will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, May, 20 at 10:00 AM. The telephone number for Metcalf is 936-756-3311.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from May 17 to May 31, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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