Joyce Marie Johnson Hice, 80, affectionately known as Mama Joyce, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 8, 1934 in Tullahoma to the late Daniel S. and Lula Clayton Thomas Johnson.
Joyce was a devoted Christian lady, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and church mother. She had a deep abiding faith in God and her Savior and Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. She attended Tullahoma City Schools, was Secretary-Treasurer of the Bethany Good Neighbors Club for many years, and was a charter member of the Marble Plains Baptist Church in Winchester where she served the Lord as its pianist and organist.
She is survived by her loving husband, Pastor Jack Hice; 3 sons, Joel (Betty) of Morristown, TN, Steven (Kathy) of Tullahoma, Jeff (Debbie) of Murfreesboro; 2 daughters Jackie Johnson of Tullahoma and Jill (Danny) Cobb of Winchester; one brother Daniel S. Johnson, Jr. (Linda) of Modesto, CA; one sister Peggy Teague of Tullahoma; and eight grandchildren Jason, Audrey, Julie, Aaron, Alan, Josh, Jordan and Brooke. She also is survived by several great grandchildren and step grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Hice will be held on Monday, March 9th, 2015 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 pm, with funeral services being held on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Marble Plains Cemetery in Franklin County with Bro. David Wall and Bro. Ray Gardner officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Marble Plains Cemetery Fund, Bethany Cemetery Fund, Gideons International or any charity of choice.