Mrs. Joyce Roberts West, age 88, of Hazlehurst, passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, March 06, 2022 at The Landings of Douglas.
Mrs. West was born on February 21, 1934 in Athens, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 65 years, Buford West, her daughter, Melissa West Deen, brother, Edgar (Bubba) Roberts, sister, Pat Roberts Upchurch, mother & stepfather, Addie & William Marchman, and father, Zachery Roberts.
Mrs. West was a loving wife, a dedicated mother & the best Nana ever. She was a homemaker & a wonderful cook who took great pleasure in preparing delicious feasts for her family on a daily basis for most of her life. She was a master seamstress & dressed her girls in beautiful homemade clothes while they were in her home. She enjoyed working in her yard, planting & tending to her beautiful flowers & plants.
She was a member of First Baptist Church where she faithfully served in many areas for many years. She and Mr. West were members of the region wide square-dancing group for several years & traveled the state dancing their hearts out. They were heavily involved in many community events throughout their lives & were blessed with many lasting friendships made along the way. She was a sweet saint who worked tirelessly to serve in any area she saw a need. Her family was her favorite ministry & she gave every ounce of herself to serve them.
She was the love of Buford’s life & he was hers. They were true sweethearts for life & were admired by many for their sweet displays of affection & total commitment to one another.
Survivors include her daughter, Robin West Aycock, granddaughter, Amber Aycock, Grandson, Alex Aycock (Tonia), Great Grandsons, Andrew Aycock & Axel Aycock, and son-in-law, Clayton Deen.
Pallbearers are Stanley land, Steve Land, Hugh McBride, Keith Rentz, John Johnson and Joe Allen Yawn.
Honorary pallbearers are Jimmie Ryles, Chris Spence, Inez Garnes, Vivian Stone, Jackie Johnson, Sara Jo Thomas, Cindy Hulett, Bobby & Flora Mosley, Mike & Gayle Cothern, Jimmy & Mary Nester, Wayne & Gwen Howard, Ed & Sue Wilson, Fannie Lou Rentz, Gene & Leona Armstrong, Leroy & Elaine Graham & Pete & Libby Turner.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 6-8pm at Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 11, 2022 at 11:00am at Hazlehurst First Baptist Church with Rev. Brad Waters and Rev. Ryan Clements officiating. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Garden.
Contributions can be made to Hazlehurst First Baptist Church or the Landings of Douglas, 1360 W Gordon Street, Douglas, Ga.31533.
The Family may be contacted at the home of her granddaughter, Amber Aycock at 63 Dogwood Road, Hazlehurst.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.