Joyce McCray Crum of Tucson Arizona went to be with our Heavenly Father March 25th, 2018. Joyce was born November 21, 1946 in Birmingham, Alabama to Willie Bell and Cecil McCray who preceded her in death. She had only one sibling her brother Ron McCray. Joyce was married for 46 years to her husband William B. Crum Jr. (died 2017) and they had 3 daughters, Leslie (spouse John), Elizabeth (spouse Joe) and Patricia (died 2016). Joyce and Bill had lots of grandkids: Casey, Alyssa, Manuel, Dale, Michael, Austin, Justin, Gavin, Gisele, Brennan and Cheyenne.
Joyce considered her most important role in life to be that of mother and grandmother. She sat through countless kids movies, waited in amusement park lines, got dressed up and went trick-or-treating, hosted Santa in her home every year, and made sure each birthday and holiday was celebrated to the fullest, all for the enjoyment and delight of the kids.
Joyce worked as a bookkeeper most of her adult life and up until she became ill still worked part time from her home. Joyce loved to travel and experience new places with loved ones. She enjoyed playing bunco with the gang. Joyce was involved for many years with the Tucson Celtic Highland games. For Joyce family was number one and she loved them fiercely. Joyce was a giving and loving person who will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.