Joyce Ann 'Doodle' Tunnell Simpson, 58, Kingsport, TN, passed away at Bristol Wellmont Hospital on Deccember 15, 2008, Bristol, TN.
Joyce had lived in Bristol, TN, for the last several years and had been a patient at Greystone Health Care Center for the past year. Joyce was born and raised in Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.
She attended Long Island Elementary School. She was an active member in the Salvation Army Church since childhood. Joyce was in Sunbeams and as an adult she joined the Women's Home League until she got sick.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Lucas Tunnell and Elmer Tunnell; four brothers, Truman, Freeman, Gary and Robert, all of Kingsport, TN; two nieces, Karen Davenport Williams, of Gray and Kathy Hudson, of Knoxville, TN; and a nephew, Scottie Stairs, of Knoxville, TN.
Joyce is survived by three sisters, Della Hudson of Oak Ridge, TN, Loretta Bowers of Gray, TN, and Regina Stairs of Knoxville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the 3rd floor nursing station at Greystone Health Care and to Rev. Elmer Lester for their kindness.
Joyce will be cremated at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens in Gray, Washington Co TN.
There will be no services and no flowers please. If anyone wishes to know more about Joyce’s last years of life, you may contact Loretta Bowers at (423)477-2410.
Serving the family of Joyce Simpson is Snyder's Memorial Gardens (423)477-7911.