Joyce Bumpus

Joyce Bumpus

Sunday, April 10th, 1955 Friday, July 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Joyce Bumpus

Mary “Joyce” Joy Bumpus was born in Clarksville, Tn on April 10, 1955. She entered Heaven’s gates on July 5, 2019.
A Celebration of her life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Pastor Rex Stout officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Joyce enjoyed cooking for her family and baking. She enjoyed making pies and chess squares. Although, you never knew what you were getting because she has used salt instead of sugar plenty of times. For many years leading up to her passing, she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and singing in church, and playing cards with her family. She even enjoyed watching her son and grandchildren play baseball and softball. In the later years she enjoyed watching Andy Griffith and visits from family and friends.
Joyce was a member of Community Church of God. Joyce worked loyally in her church until she became ill. She enjoyed working with kids Sunday School and singing gospel music.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; Jake Martin and Ira Bell Jones Martin, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Richard M. Bumpus; children Michelle Sims and her husband Chris Sims and Timmy Bumpus, children by marriage; Shelia Smith, Rita Smith, and Terry Bumpus. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Malik Bowen-Sims, Adrian Smith, Chris Sims, Eric Smith, Lee Daniel, and Zachary Bumpus.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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    Thursday, July 11th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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    Thursday, July 11th, 2019

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Susan Paisley

Deepest sympathy. Susan Paisley
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Melanie Burton

Our deepest condolences to you and your family...sending many prayers your way. From Chris, Melanie and Liam Burton
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Michelle, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Shayne & Jackie
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Rebecca Dubon

We are sending our love and prayers to the family. I still remember her smiling face celebrating with us Abby's 1st birthday
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Jamie Bosch

Sending you all thoughts and prayers during this time! May she rest in peace and have eternal life! God Bless
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