Joy M. Brown passed very unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Arlington. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at The Church On Rush Creek, 2350 SW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Private interment: will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Joy was born the third of four children on Jan. 11, 1968, in Charlotte, N.C., to John R. and Linda H. McPherson. Joy graduated from The Woodlands High School in 1986 and Stephen F. Austin State University in 1990. She had been a speech pathologist in the Grand Prairie school district for 19 years of her 20-year career. Her assignments included Milam (12 years), Crockett (four years) and the past three years at Dickinson Elementary. Named Joy Lynn by her parents, who were overjoyed to have a daughter join their eventual three sons, Joy's life journey reflected her name. She was a loving wife and mother, creative, a dedicated worker, compassionate, generous to a fault and possessed a passionate love of life, filling every moment with adventure, especially for her husband and children, as well as for family and friends. She left us all with memories that will help fill the void created in our hearts and lives by the premature completion of her life's journey. Survivors: Husband of eight years, Matthew; their children, Blake, 4, and Addison, 2; parents, John and Linda McPherson of The Woodlands; brothers, Scott of Conroe, Brian and Jim of The Woodlands and their families; Matt's parents, Tom and Susan Brown; their daughter, Sara, of San Antonio; and their son, Joel and family of Arlington.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 1, 2010.