Mrs. Joyce Cross Obituary in Atlanta at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home | Atlanta, GA
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Mrs. Joyce Cross

Died 10/06/2021

Obituary For Mrs. Joyce Cross

In profound sorrow we announce the passing of Mrs. Joyce Cross. Come join us in celebrating Joyce's life. The viewing will be Friday, October 22, 2021, 4-6pm at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, 227 East Lake Dr SE. Atlanta, GA 30317. The Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11 am at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, followed by a reception at Priscilla and Chad Werner's home at 220 4th Ave Decatur, GA 30030 Joyce Walker Cross, 75, passed away on October 6, 2021, at her home in Decatur, GA. Born in Atlanta, GA, in 1945 to Helen and Perry D. Walker, Joyce had four siblings, Annabelle Aderhold, Isabelle Burgess, Warren Walker, and Perry Walker, all of whom predeceased her. She grew up in the town of Hapeville and graduated from Hapeville High School in 1964. Joyce was the widow of Wilson L. Cross, Jr., with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. She is survived by her son, Wilson L. Cross III; her daughter, Priscilla L. Werner; her son-in-law, Chad Werner; and her three grandchildren, George, Lucinda, and Montgomery Werner. She was also the proud aunt to many nieces and nephews, who gave her so much comfort and love after she lost her brothers and sisters.

In addition to being a loving mother and wife, Joyce started her own design and antique business called Memories. She traveled around the world acquiring beautiful antiques and art and was known to help her best friends and family members all over the country decorate their new homes. Her love of beauty extended to her garden, which she loved filling with bright flowers.

In the final years of their marriage, Wilson and Joyce enjoyed breeding and showing Shih Tzus and living among artists in Santa Fe, NM. They entertained many of their friends in the evening with a pinon fire in their statue-filled courtyard. Joyce had a way of creating paradise on earth.

With her radiant smile and sharp sense of humor, Joyce lit up any room she entered. If you knew her long enough, you might either have a nickname (that might not make any sense to you) or a theme song that she sang when she thought of you. Her true passions in life were her family, her animals, her home, and her gardens. She touched many lives with her joyful, loving spirit, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Come join us in celebrating Joyce's life. The viewing will be Friday, October 22, 2021, 4-6pm at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, 227 East Lake Dr SE. Atlanta, GA 30317. The Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11 am at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Joyce's love of animals by making a donation to Georgia's largest animal rescue, no-kill shelter, and sanctuary, FurKids, at https://furkids.org/donation/.

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Sweet Moments
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Beautiful Dreams
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The Sweetest Touch
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Heartfelt Condolences
$89.95
Rays of Solace Bouquet
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Ocean Devotion
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Pastel Harmony
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For Customer Service please call: 1-888-610-8262

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My Cart

Table Arrangements
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Sweet Moments
$69.95
Beautiful Dreams
$79.95
The Sweetest Touch
$74.95
Heartfelt Condolences
$89.95
Rays of Solace Bouquet
$74.95
Ocean Devotion
$74.95
Gathered With Love Flower Arrangement
$119.95
Pastel Harmony
$84.95
Pastel Peace Basket
$74.95
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Flowers are delivered by the preferred local florist of Grissom-Clark Funeral Home | Atlanta, GA.
For Customer Service please call: 1-888-610-8262

 

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