Joy (Creel) Estess

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Mrs. Joy Creel Estess died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday night with her son by her side. She was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge and was involved in many organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of 1812, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of Franklinton High School and held bachelor's and master's degrees from LSU. She was a lifelong educator and served as an elementary teacher, guidance counselor, and principal for the East Baton Rouge Parsh School System. She was best known to her students at Westminster Elementary as "Mrs. McElveen." An avid traveler, she placed her foot on four of the seven continents with visits to places as diverse as Paris, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and Istanbul. She is survived by a son, D. Scott McElveen of New York City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Estess and her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Creel (Irma and Ben). Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church from noon to 1:30 pm on Monday, June 18, 2018 followed by funeral services led by Rev. Dr. Don Cottrill. Interment will take place shortly thereafter at Fisher Cemetery in Richardson, Louisiana.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 13 to June 18, 2018