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1937 Joyce 2020

Joyce Orr

January 28, 1937 — June 21, 2020

Mrs. Joyce Wingo Orr passed away from this life, peacefully, at her home in Dyer, Tennessee, on June 21, 2020, at the age of 83, surrounded by loved ones.

Joyce was born in Trenton, Tennessee to her loving parents, Thomas and Mary Helen Wingo, on January 28, 1937. Joyce grew up in Trenton and attended Mississippi State College for Women, and Jackson Business College.  She met David Orr from Dyer and they married on September 12, 1956.

They enjoyed almost 64 years together as husband and wife.

Joyce was a faithful member of the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  In her church, she served as a Sunday school teacher, choir member and deacon. She was an active member up to the time of her death.  

After retirement from Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, she enjoyed hobbies such as gardening, reading, and traveling.  She and her husband, David, were fortunate to have many traveling adventures together.  Joyce also enjoyed spending time and making cherished memories with her close friends.  She was blessed to have many friendships, including her schoolmates that called themselves the “Old Broads.”

As well as her having a deep commitment to Christ, she was completely dedicated to her family.

Joyce was faithful in attending sporting events, programs, and celebrations centered around her family and their activities.

Mrs. Joyce Wingo Orr is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Wingo; her mother, Mary Helen Wingo; her sister Gail Reasons; and her grandson, Will Aubrey Orr.

Joyce is survived and loved by her husband, William David Orr; her son, James Thomas (Tom) Orr and his wife Donna of Brownsville; and  her daughter, Mary Gay London and her husband, Brett of Dyer; four grandchildren, April Martin (Brian), John David Orr (Michelle), Jacob London, and Josh London; and four great-grandchildren, Zoey Orr, Braden Orr, Fletcher Martin, and Orren Martin.

The Celebration of Life for Joyce Orr will be held on Saturday, June 27 at the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family of Joyce Orr would like to express their gratitude for all the expressions of sympathy extended during this time.  The family requests that memorials be given to the Bobbitt Cemetery in care of the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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