Eddie Joy

August 27, 1949 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 70)


Eddie Joy, 70, was born on August 27, 1949 to the late Dorothy Milan and Clifton Wright. He departed his earthly life on January 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN.

He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Maxine Joy; four daughters: Korinda Willis of Jacksonville, IL, Malita (Dana) Joy-Brooks of Jackson, MS, Crystal (Leroy) Joy of Alton, IL and Cherisse (John) Montoya of Clarksville, TN; son, Eddie Joy III of New Albany, MS; four stepdaughters: Tamika (Alphonso) Perry-Adkins of Tupelo, MS, Sheila (Robert) Sapp of Douglasville, GA, Sherry Allen of Aurora, IL and Martha (Arthur) Brown of Holly Springs, MS; three stepsons: Willie Perry Jr. and Bradley Perry Jr. of Walnut, MS and Marcus Robinson of New Albany, MS; three brothers: Jessie (Lois) Joy and Bobby Joy of Crenshaw, MS and Malcolm (Melissa) Valentine of Clarksdale, MS; sister, Gloria (Bobbie) Joy-Lewis of Crenshaw, MS; two brother-in-law's, Dale Poole of Walnut, MS and Willie Poole of Tupelo, MS; one special uncle and best friend, Earl Wagner of Aurora, IL.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 12:00 noon-8:00 pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS; with the family present from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Bethlehem MBC in Falkner, MS. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner, MS. To view and sign the guest registry, please visit

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January 24, 2020

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Foster & Son Funeral Home
601 S. Line Street
Ripley, MS 38663

Funeral Service
January 25, 2020

12:00 PM
Bethlehem Baptist Church
8270 CR 200
Falkner, MS 38629

Interment following funeral service
January 25, 2020

Ruckersville Cemetery
Ruckersville Cemetery
Falkner, MS 38629

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