Joyce Hall Kellison
Sept. 13, 1941 – Oct. 17, 2021
JOYCE HALL KELLISON, 80, of Chesterfield Virginia, known to many as simply “Mama”; passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021, surrounded by the ones she loved the most.
Joyce was preceded in death by her grandson, William Lee Maynard III. She is survived by her dedicated husband of 53 years, Donald; her son, William (Billy Ray) Maynard Jr. (Mary); her three daughters, Cathy New (Mike), Susan Seay (Robbie), Lisa Edwards-Allen (Johnny); her dedicated grandchildren, Tara Garner (Dennis), and Michael; as well as 8 additional beloved grandchildren, 11 amazing great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Jones and Carol Earley and one brother, William (Billy) Hall, along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Joyce was a strong, determined, and fiercely independent woman. Joyce loved her family with all of heart and soul. She was happiest when in their presence. She always lived her life by “The Golden Rule”, and she never left a room without saying, “I Love You!”.
Although Joyce will be greatly missed, her loving spirit will continue to live on through her family and friends, and the many priceless life lessons that she has surely left behind.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to the American Cancer Society be made in her honor.
I spent my first Sunday without you yesterday Nanny, & it’s fair to say that some things will just NEVER be the same! But, now that you’re gone; I guess I really wouldn’t WANT them to be the SAME, anyway. HOW could they EVER be the SAME, right?
You were one of a kind…& so very special to so many people! We are all in search of our “New Normal”, as we try to navigate this crazy world without you by our side..,
I miss you, Woman! I miss you more than any words could ever say…& I Love You even more today, than I did yesterday!
I’ve tried to find my peace, in knowing that you are still here with me…watching over me in everything that I do… I know that you are a part of me, NOW & FOREVER! & I thank God for every moment that He allowed me to share in your presence!! This Bond was surely not made to be broken…
You were the definition of a “Nanny”… the example of True, & Unconditional LOVE!! Thank You for Loving me so right, my sweet sweet Nanny Boo!! I hope you know just how much I do and always will, LOVE YOU!! With all of my Heart, & with all of my Soul, To Infinity & Beyond… Always & forever & ever & ever…AMEN! (#1)
Oh my beautiful Aunt Joyce.Words can’t express my feeling of loss. Your strength love of family will never be matched in my heart. What a wife, mother,grandma and friend. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MAMMA J
My Beautiful Mama,She’s Now Beautiful Angel. My Mama Loved Her Family. She Was A Great Mama,A wonderful Grandmother. She Was Devoted To Her Husband Donald, Our Daddy. Mama Only Wanted Her Husband And Kids At The End. Her Wishes Was Respected. Mama, Will Live On In All Of Us. I’m Very Thankful The Time I Had With My Mama. Rest In Peace Our Beautiful Angel. I Would Like To Give My Sister Susan, My Son Michael,My Niece Tara And Of Course Our Daddy ( Donald) A Special Thanks For Always Being Their For Our Beautiful Mama/Beautiful Wife/Beautiful Grandmother. I Love You Mama Always And Infinity 💝💝 Until We Meet Again
Joycie is what her brother Bob Hall called her. I worked with Bob at PM. When we started camping at Gwynn’s Island I heard him speak of her. Always checking on him She was helping him have a place to come home to. I spoke to her frequently on phone and also met her and Donald at Bobs funeral. From the minute I talked to her for first time on phone like I had known her all my life She was a very sweet and caring lady. Donald is also so nice. I know she is in Heaven ! Sending prayers and love to all her family 🙏💔
It’s taken me a bit to write and their no words in the world that will describe how much I miss you momma. Since the day that you left, I have cried a million tears. I go into your room and I can still smell you. I am so thankful for the time I had you, all to myself! We made so many memories this past year that I’ll never forget. I made sure you had all four of your kids with you until the end.
Momma this still doesn’t seem real to me!! I know your now pain free and that helps some just knowing your not fighting to breathe. Since you left Daddy has missed you so much. Please watch over us and daddy.
Momma, I am who I am today because of you! You taught me to be the strong, independent woman that I am. You raised me to be just like you. I’m so thankful for that and I take pride In walking around knowing “I’m just like my momma!” You were the strongest, spoke your mind, loved fiercely and no matter what loved you kids, even if they were right or wrong. You had our backs! You and daddy regardless of what anyone thinks loved each other unconditional!!
I made you a promise to take care of daddy and I’ll always keep my promise to you. I love you and miss you so, so much!!
I would also, like to thank my daughter and Michael Wayne, fir always being here when I needed you the most. Believe me, Nanny recognize who was and wasn’t there for her.
I love you momma, always and forever in my heart!!
PS: I’ll never forget your little sayings and the things that drive you crazy! “Close the cabinet door, that’s bad luck”, one of your favorites,” if you lie you cheat, if you cheat you steal” don’t write a check your ass can’t cash”! There were so many more but was just a couple of things that come to mind right off!!
I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK MOTHER!! 💕💕😇😇❤️❤️ RIP MOMMA❤️ Give Sherri kisses and hugs from me! Fly high my beautiful mother!!
Almost 10 months have came and went since you left me. Time heals absolutely nothing! 2 weeks after you were taken from me, I opened my mail box to find a package from you. It’s like you knew. Cathy said you ordered it near the end of September. I was in shock. The necklace and the note put me to my knees! You had a “gift”, you were always able to see into the soul of people, (thank God!) I know the bond/connection that you and I shared from the day I was born, could never be broken, tarnished, changed, or duplicated! I was your baby girl and nothing could ever change that! You left me a message on October 7th and I listen to it every single morning!!! Hearing you tell me how much you love me (and the other stuff) is the only way I make it through each day!!! Nothing in this world has been “right” since you were taken from me! Nothing!!! Til I see you again, I’ll spend my days in pain without you!
I love you Mummy!!! Always n Forever, me n you!!!
Thinking of you momma Joyce. Please be with Lisa, she’s not doing too good. She needs you and she cries every day.
Thanks for always being there for me. Love ya