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Juanita "Joy" (Bryant) Horrocks

1932 ~ 2018 (age 86)

Juanita “Joy” Bryant Horrocks, 86, of Emory went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Tyler. Funeral services celebrating Joy's life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Emory Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Piles and Rev. Billy Smith officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.  Private interment will be held at Dougherty Cemetery in Rains County.


Serving as Pallbearers:  Mark Horrocks, Colby Horrocks, Derrick McMillian, Trenton McMillian, Mason Massingill, Micah Massingill, Lexton Sly, Eastin Christian.


Joy was born on  August 7, 1932 in Hopkins County.  She is the daughter of the late Henry and Easter Ely Bryant.  She was raised and educated in Van Sickle.  Joy  married Glen Horrocks in November of 1947 and they made their home in Rains County.  She enjoyed farm life while living on the 3-J Ranch in Ginger, Texas for about 15 years where her husband Glen was employed, later they owned a dairy farm until his passing in 2005.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers Earl Bryant, Bud Bryant and sisters Katherine Waldrop and Patricia Bennett.  She worked for the United States Postal Service as a clerk for 20 years before her retirement.  She was a member of Emory Baptist where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years. She was a foster parent to many and belonged to the Art league.  She enjoyed square dancing and was a 4-H leader in the county.  She enjoyed camping and had a lake house built for all her family and friends to come together as one.  Joy was a very artistic lady who painted and did crafts, loved music and played the guitar.  She also was a wonderful seamstress and a creative cook with enough food for everyone plus any extras who came along.  


She is loved and will be missed by her sons Jimmy Glen Horrocks, Eddie Frank Horrocks, Henry Mark Horrocks; daughter Brenda Joan Gaby; sisters Udeen Paddock, Shirley Norris, Helen Barker;  grandchildren, Rachel Shipp, Susan Tyner, Amy Massingill, Leslie McMillan, Leah Christian, Mark Horrocks, Colby Horrocks,  April Horrocks, Candice Horrocks, 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.  Throughout the years she was also a grandmother to many children that she met.


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