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Joyce Fugate

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1934-2020

  • Joyce Fugate

Funeral services for Joyce Wynelle Fugate, 85, were held June 10, 2020, at Eubank Funeral Home. Bro. Steve Glosup officiated.

Joyce passed away peacefully June 6, 2020, in Grand Saline. She was born Dec. 25, 1934, in Edgewood, to Clarence Jackson and Shrena Haun Jackson.

Joyce grew up in Edgewood and graduated salutatorian from Edgewood High School. On June 20, 1952, she married the love of her life, Horace Fugate. They were married 63 years at the time of his death. Joyce was a member of Tundra Baptist Church for 48 years. She worked in the tax office of Van Zandt County from 1971 to 1999 and was voted Tax Collector for four terms. She loved cooking, canning and gardening. Joyce was an avid book reader, even keeping a list of what she read. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Joyce loved her family and taking care of them. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Joyce is survived by her son, John Fugate; daughter and son in-law, Kathy and Gary Riley; grandchildren, Adam and Courtney Smith, Josh and Jenn Fugate, Craig and Ashley Riley; great-grandchildren, Landry Smith, Hadley Smith, Quinn Riley, Carter Riley, Nolan Fugate, Finley Fugate and Hudson Fugate.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Horace Fugate, and sisters, Marie Pope and Wauthene Palmer.

Interment was at Haven of Memories in Canton.