Joyce Conner Wiggins

Published 2:45 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016

Joyce Conner Wiggins, 85, of Port Arthur, died May 25, 2016 at The Medical Center of Southeast TX after a valiant six month battle with oral cavity cancer. She is now reunited with the love of her life Herman.

Joyce, a native of Lake Charles, was born April 11, 1931 to Dorcile and Lisman Conner. She graduated from LaGrange High. She moved to Port Arthur after marrying.  She taught 5th grade Sunday School for 42 years at First Baptist Church, Groves. She was very proud to serve the Lord by teaching the Bible to young people.

In her later years, she was active in the Sonshine Choir of FBC. She had many special friends from choir she missed socializing with during her illness. Joyce was an avid reader, usually reading 15 books a month. She enjoyed swimming at the YMCA four days a week, loved her friends there, especially teacher Tina May.

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Joyce is preceded in death by her husband Herman, newborn son Michael, parents, sister Connie, brother Jimmie, brother Floyd. She is survived by her son Butch (Debbie), son Chris, daughter Lori Wiggins Summers (Bill). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews from both sides of the family that were especially close to “Aunt Joyce”. She was especially close to Sandra LaRocca, her husband Donald LaRocca and Earlene Ray that gave her years of special attention and love. They were nieces, goddaughters and much loved.

Visitation for friends and family will be at Levingston Funeral Home, Groves Texas Friday May 27, from 5-8 pm. The funeral will be at First Baptist Church of Groves, 4000 Grant, Groves Texas Saturday May 28 at 10am. Graveside service at Greenlawn.

In lieu of flowers or plants, please consider a donation to the FBC Building Fund in Joyce’s name 4000 Grant Avenue, Groves Texas 77619. Or the City of Groves Library book donation in her name or a donation to a charity close to you in Joyce Wiggins name. Thank you to all the friends and family that sent well wishes during her illness, they were much appreciated.  She is in the presence of God. Joyce was deeply loved and she will be sorely missed.