Helen Joyce Fryoux Jackson, born in Baton Rouge on March 12, 1926 to Jules and Edith Fryoux, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at her home in Denham Springs at the age of 95 surrounded by her family. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Joyce was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge and she worked as Secretary to the Director of Nursing at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. On April 20, 1951 she married the love of her life, Aubry S. Jackson, Sr. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Joyce began married life on Amite Church Road in Denham Springs. As their family grew, Joyce and Aubry built a larger home next door to their little green house where they built beautiful memories. This house became a sanctuary for all. After Aubry passed away in the family living room in 2014 under hospice care, Joyce's desire was to stay in the family home until her death. Despite the devastation of the Flood of 2016, the family pulled together to return her to her home and allow her to remain there until her death in the family living room under hospice care as she had wanted. Joyce was a devout Catholic whose faith never wavered. She enjoyed praying daily for family and friends. She always looked forward to having her family and friends call and visit her; family meant everything to her. In her early years, she spent much of her time in the kitchen cooking for her family with love ensuring everyone was taken care of. In her later years, she found great joy in watching EWTN and Hallmark movies. Joyce is survived by her eight children and spouses, 22 grandchildren, and 34 great grandchildren: Steve and Cappy Jackson; Stephanie, Langston, and Alison Rogers; Derrick, Ashley, Katelyn, and Elijah Jackson; Ryan, Carrie, Sawyer, Stryder, and Saylor Jackson; Nelson and Lucy Jackson; Kirsten and Logan Leggett; Haley and Rachel Mixon; Dawn, Pat, Brileigh, and Brooklynn Stewart; Brennon Jackson Brown; Gail Jackson; Kateri Nolan; Jackson Mancinelli; Cheramie and Sisalee Nolan; Rylie, Kellie, Asher, and Mallory Nolan; Linda and Billy Long; Nicole and her father Chris Holguin; Amanda Long; Bailey Morrow; Hanna, Dustin, Slade, and Evie Mae Sedatole; Billy and Debbie Jackson; Wendy, Steven, Austin, and EmaLee Mendoza; JoAnne, Ryland, Ryleigh, Randi, and Khloe Guffey; Bonnie, Willie, Callie, and Abbie Kay Sproles; Charlie and Amanda Jackson; T.D. and Tammy Jackson; Erin, Patrick, Christopher, Emily, and Luke Walker; Brian and Adam Gray; Penny and Raymond Easterly; Jennifer Easterly; Araya Swible; Jules and Yvette Jackson; Julie, David, Jaxie, and Kenlee Kennison; Miranda and Jordan Russo; Aubree and Jules Alexander Jackson; Kaylan and Corey Pellegrin; sisters and sister-in law, Edith F. Boudreaux, Beverly F. Jackson, and Viola E. Simoneaux; brother Jules A. Fryoux, III. She was preceded in death by her husband Aubry S. Jackson, Sr.; parents, Jules A. Fryoux II and Edith P. Fryoux; brother Arthur Guy Fryoux; sisters Katherine Mackay, Clothilde Knight, Doris Fryoux, and Billie Kuylen; granddaughters Kelly Jackson Mixon, Laurie Long Holguin, and Amber Lee Jackson. The family would like to thank her longtime caregiver, Dr. Jack Reid, her new friends Lorraine, Mercedes, Rose, Cedric, and the other wonderful staff from Life Source Hospice who helped her reach her heavenly home so peacefully and with great joy. Pallbearers are Ryan Jackson, Brennon Jackson Brown, Charlie Jackson, Rusty Simoneaux, Raymond Easterly, Austin Mendoza, Steven Mendoza, and Brian Gray. Honorary pallbearers are Rylie Nolan, Jackson Mancinelli, and Adam Gray. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 5:00-9:00pm with recitation of the Rosary at 7:00pm. Visiting will resume Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Denham Springs, from 9:30AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Amite Baptist Church Cemetery in Denham Springs. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Academy www.sjabr.org
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Published by The Advocate from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, 2021.