Joy Lynn Welborn
3/18/1933 - 2/11/2018


Joy Lynn Welborn, 84, of Melissa, Texas, went to be with her Lord on February 11, 2018 at her home after a long illness.


She was born March 18, 1933 in Merit, Texas to Lucille Frazier and Lee Roy Brazil. She married W.O. Welborn Jr., on June 5, 1955 they made their home in Merit, where they raised five children.

Joy was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, W.O., her parents, and three brothers, Clif Sumrow, J.L. Brazil and Jerry Brazil, and three sisters, Claudia Seigler, Oleta Hoffman and Doris Clay.


Those left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Steve and wife, Nita of Merit, Kevin and wife, Paula of McKinney and Nicky and wife, Lee Ann of Wylie, two daughters, Robin and husband, Allen Love of Melissa, and Ronda Groves and fiancÚ, Danny Cornehl of Sachse and her greatest blessings, 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.


Joy was a loving wife, devoted mother, and affectionate grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a steadfast and devoted Christian and loved to share her faith. Her wisdom and commitment to her family and friends will be missed.


A celebration of life service will be held at the Higher Trails Cowboy Church, 5544 FM 903, Celeste on Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M.


In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you donate to any Christian ministry. She believed in supporting many ministries throughout her life and would be honored if you did the same.


Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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