In Memory

Joy Lynn Lewis (McCormack)

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05/04/15 09:50 AM #1    

Billy Mac Brown

I didn't know Joy that well.  I never had a class with her, but I do remember her.  It is my understanding that Joy passed away from ovarian cancer in Dallas on March 16, 1987.  She was married and had children.  She was 41 years old.  It is not known where Joy is buried. 

05/05/15 09:33 PM #2    

Gloria Jane Ray (Harrison)

In high school we all loved Joy.  We used to ride around with Linda Gardner (Smallwoof) in pea green.  We spent many hours going to Tommys and having a great time!

05/07/15 07:21 PM #3    

Dana Frances Quinn (Hounshell)

I remember Joy Lynn Lewis before we ever started to school.  My parents knew hers, and I think they went church with us.  Her older sister, Callie, was in choir with my husband, Gary.  I believe she graduated in 1962.  I always like Joy.  She passed away at a precious young age.

I don't know if we started to school in Goldsmith together or not.  Others may know where she started to school.

God bless her family!!    Dana Quinn Hounshell




10/14/15 06:00 PM #4    

Shirley Darlene Brady (Kiser)

     "DUNCANVILLE--Services for Joy Lewis McCormack, 40, of Duncanville were conducted March 9 at Duncanville Church of Christ with Buck Griffith officiating.

     Burial was in Little Bethel Cemetery under direction of David Clayton Funeral Home.

     Mrs. McCormack died March 7 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas after a lengthy illness.  She was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Odessa.  She married Marshall McCormack July 31, 1966, in Odessa.

     Mrs. McCormack, a homemaker, was a member of Duncanville Church of Christ.

     Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Jacque McCormack and Lori McCormack, both of Duncanville; a son, Marshall McCormack Jr. of Duncanville; mother, Fay Fleming of Duncanville; father, D.D. Lewis of Odessa; and two sisters, Jerri Nelson of Duncanville and Callie Braddock, both of Odessa."

     (from Odessa American, I believe.)

As I recall, Joy died of uterine cancer, after ten years of various treatments and surgeries.  She was such a sweet and caring friend, who lived one street over from me.  I grew up with Joy and her family, only parting ways in 7th grade when she went to Bowie and I went to Bonham.  We were back together again at Hood and OHS.  I could hear her family's parrot calling her from their backyard, "Joy Lynn," parroting her mother calling her home from play.  She worked as a church secretary for many years and was a strong Christian woman.  I was so blessed to spend some time with Joy at her mom's house after one of her surgeries, taking time off from work.  Such sweet memories.  I'll never forget her.


10/16/15 12:36 PM #5    

Vickie Lee Thomas (Burnett)

I remember Joy.  She and I decided to skip school classes for the afternoon at OHS.  We had gone to lunch at Green's and just did not want to go back to school.  We went to her house to hang out. She called her mom to call the school for her.  I worked in the attendance office so knew who would be there and they would know my voice.  I did my best to disguise my voice when I called in for myself.  To this day, I am sure whoever took the information knew who I was because they called my mom at work.  BUSTED!!!  That was the one and only time I ever skipped school.

Joy was always full of energy and had a terric smile!

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