Joy Kay Ward

29 June, 195011 February, 2021
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Joy Kay (Chennault) Ward, age 70 of Summertown, TN, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Maury Regional Medical Center surrounded by her two daughters. She is a member of New Salem Church of God and employed by TDOT in Lawrenceburg, TN. Her hobbies included spending time with her amazing grandchildren, attending ballgames, supporting the military with care packages, and just being with family.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Ernest and Viola Chennault; Sister, Vicky Chennault; Very special Aunt, Mattie Lou Chennault; 2 very special cousins, J.F. and Sammy Chennault, all of Summertown, TN.

She is survived by her two Daughters, Jamie Jones(Draa) and Jana Clayton; Six Grandchildren, Taylor and Peyton Hedgepeth, Blake and Mattie Kay Bailey, Kattie and Chase Clayton, two Brothers, Loyd Chennault, Columbia, TN, Ernest Chennault (Roberta) Summertown, TN; two Sisters, Ruby Haymons (Travis) Oxnard, CA, Bonnie Springer (Carl) Washington, IL, several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held at New Salem Church of God Cemetery on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

The family would like to ask all attendees to please wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines.


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Tim & Linda Fisher

19 March 2021

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this time of grieving and sadness.
Though our physical eyes close in this world, our eyes open to the eternal side with Our Creator- of which all is pure beauty, love, health, and peace. . May God bless and comfort each and everyone of you along this road of grief.

Kaley Haymons

7 March 2021

Joy was in fact, Joy. Every summer we looked forward to spending time with our family and getting to stay with our Aunt Joy. We have wonderful memories and many laughs together. Joy took care of so many people and touched all of our lives with her wonderful and warm heart. Her laugh and spirit was infectious. Joy had a way of bringing everyone together and I will always admire her. Aunt Joy, we love you.

To our family, we send love and condolences. May her beautiful soul rest and live on.

Debra Bucholz (Haymons)

14 February 2021

I am so glad that my Aunt Joy was a person who touched my life. She taught me about overcoming adversity, about loving others, and sharing joy. Her name was perfect for her as she exuded joy. She was so generous and loving. Kissing and hugging everyone.

I have so many good memories with her...going to the store, roller skating, peanut butter milkshakes, dancing, watching her play softball, watching her be a wonderful mother doting on her daughters growing into young women. And watching her laugh and hug everyone while making strangers welcome. Her energy would light up the room.

She will be missed. And by many more than just me as she touched so many people in her life...who will never forget her.

Jamie and Jana and families, I love you, and you are in my thoughts prayers. May your wonderful memories of your mom comfort you.

Love you,💛
Deb (Haymons) Bucholz.

Ruby Haymons

14 February 2021

My family and I are heartbroken at the loss of my wonderful sister/aunt. She was pure joy. I will miss her so much. She was a very generous soul and had so much love to share.

Our thoughts and prayers and love go out to Jamie and Jana and their families.

We are so saddened by her loss. But we know she is smiling down on us. She always had a smile on her face and a hug to give. We will miss her. We have such wonderful memories of her to allow her to be with us forever.

Ruby Haymons and family

Lacey Haymons

14 February 2021

My Aunt Joy was truly pure JOY. I have so many fond memories of time spent at her home with family and have always admired the way she showed unconditional love to everyone. She was so much fun and the memory of her sweet soul will live on forever 💛

Asa Loyd Chennault

14 February 2021

Our family is very saddened by the lost of a dear sister and aunt, our prayers go out to Jamie and Jana along with their families. I will always cherish the memories that I have of my sister.

Loving brother, Asa Loyd Chennault and family

Cary Durham

13 February 2021

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Jeff and Cary Durham

Judy Carol Ling

12 February 2021

So sad. So sorry for the passing of Joy Kay. My Thoughts and Prayers are with Joy Kay’s Family & Friends, Especially during this time! Joy Kay was a Great Lady!

Joycelene W. Johns

12 February 2021

Sorry to hear about the passing of Joy Ward. I was one of the women that work with her at Stauffer Furn. Plant. May God keep you in his care doing this time. Known as J.J.

sandra morgan

12 February 2021

Joy Kay miss you love you Every time my family would come to summer town to see Mattie Lou you would be on the porch with Peggy and you always asked me to sit down and i enjoyed talking with you ,at all the family reunion 's we set and talked as we ate ,it was always good to see you,i still have the video of us recording each other it was a good time now as i watch it i will always remember the most sweet cousin i have, my heart hurts ,but you are in heaven ----- your now my ANGEL

, Love You, Sandra Bolin Morgan

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