, Port Arthur, Texas


August 17, 2013

Joyce Terrell Thomas

Joyce Terrell Thomas, 74 of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Joyce was born on April 9, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas to Racine Lee and James Terrell.  She was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur and a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.

Joyce was a homemaker and a great cook.  She loved family get togethers and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Eugene Thomas of 55 wonderful years; step-father Charlie Osolin; brother, Henry Terrell and sister, Billie Shoemake.

Survivors include her three children, John Thomas and wife Cindy, Wayland Thomas and fiancé Diana, Kathryn Dugas and husband Mark; ten grandchildren, John, Kaylynn and Breenah Thomas, Kenneth and Brittney Thomas, Seth Bailey, Ashley Lynch, Mary Roach, Thomas and Ricky Moses; three great-grandchildren, Kadin, Ethan and Avery; sisters, Marylee Blackwell, Jimmie Lou Ensign; and brother, Clarence Terrell.

A visitation for family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2013 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the funeral service at 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Phil Sigman officiating.

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