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Joy Elyse Thackery

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Joy Elyse Thackery Obituary
Joy Elyse Thackery Potterville Passed from one home to another as she went to meet her Savior, the morning of January 9, 2014 at the age of 56. Joy was born in Taylor, MI, July 26, 1957, the daughter of Jack and Judy (Jackson) Thackery. She was the youngest of 4 children. Joy lived an active life enjoying her family and friends. She had many hobbies that included cooking, gardening, catering, entertaining and helping others. Anyone that were to call on Joy for her help knew she could be counted on, ready to do whatever needed to be done. Some of her proudest moments include the birth of her sons, James and Jordon and her accomplishment of reaching her 7th year sobriety on November 26th. Joy is survived by her mom, Judy Thackery of Taylor; sons, James "Jimmy" Thackery of Potterville, Jordon Thackery of Wyandotte; grandchildren, Payton Thackery, Christopher Goosney; sister, Jill Lilly of Taylor; brother, Mark Thackery of Taylor. She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Jack Thackery. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday January 18, 2014 at Five Corners Church, 4012 Marshall Rd. Charlotte, MI with a "Joy" filled luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions can be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. Donations can be sent to the Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, 518 S. Main St. Eaton Rapids, MI. 48827. Please visit our website to place online condolences or to sign the guest register, www.shellyodell.com.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 26, 2014
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