Joyce W. Crosby, 83, went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2017, in Baton Rouge. She was born December 24, 1933, in Huttig, Arkansas, the daughter of Homer and Johnnie Womack. Joyce attended Northwestern State University before marrying Bob H. Crosby in 1959. Joyce held various jobs throughout her life, but considered her most important role to be that of wife and mother. She was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church for many years and later, Live Oak Methodist Church. She was a resident of Ollie Steele Burden Manor for last 6 years. She is survived by her son Mark and his wife Terrie Crosby; daughter-in-law Michele Crosby; stepdaughter Ann Fondren and her husband Steve; grandchildren Jamie LeBoeuf, Will Fondren, Chris Crosby, Paige Fremin, Brittany Bruce and Elliot Crosby; great-grandchildren Ben, Jack and Lauren LeBoeuf and Noah, Brody and Joseph Bruce; sisters Pat McDermott and Evelyn Merhige. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Crosby; her son Robert Crosby, and her sister Nell Attaway. Visitation will be held at Live Oak Methodist Church at 9 am on Tuesday, March 21, with the funeral service at 11, followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Live Oak Methodist Church Building Fund.
Published by The Advocate from Mar. 18 to Mar. 21, 2017.