Joyce Floyd December 14, 1929 – December 28, 2016

Joyce Floyd, age 87, of Gatesville, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016, surrounded by her family in Gatesville. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. today (Wednesday), January 4, 2017, at Hemmeline Cemetery. Joyce was born on December 14, 1929, in Elkins, New Mexico, to the late Omer and Annie Alberta Downs Bramblett. She was the oldest of five children. She lived in New Mexico until 1943, when her family moved to Levita, Texas. She attended school in Jonesboro, Texas. Joyce met John Floyd after he returned from World War II. They were married on July 15, 1946, and raised one daughter in the Gatesville community. Joyce attended Mary Hardin-Baylor College and received her bachelor’s degree. She taught school at the Mountain View School for Boys. She continued teaching while she attended Baylor University and obtained her master’s degree. She became a counselor at the Mountain View School for Boys and later served as the principal. Joyce enjoyed teaching Sunday School at the First Baptist Church of Gatesville. She loved to travel, read and write historical books. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Floyd; three brothers, Monte McCoy Bramblett, Joe Edward Bramblett and Omer Albert Bramblett; one sister, Betty Jean Cannon; and two nephews, Monte Joe Bramblett and Adam Bramblett. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Cathy Tesch and husband, Tim; grandson, Timothy Neal Tesch Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews and beloved in-laws. Memorials may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Miami, FL 33134..

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