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Joy Mann Smith

12 March, 196413 June, 2021
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Joy Angela Mann Smith, a loving wife, daughter, mother and "G", passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2021, at the age of 57. Joy was born on March 12, 1964 to Frank and Faith Mann of Tuscaloosa.

Joy graduated from Central High School in 1982. Joy was an avid swimmer and received many recognitions for her accomplishments. She married the love of her life on April 7,1984 whom she spent 37 unforgettable years with. They welcomed a son on April 27, 1985 and a daughter on December 7, 1988, respectively, whom she unconditionally loved with her entire being.

Joy's Celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2021 at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Leon White officiating. Joy's friends and family will visit at 2:00 p.m. Friday June 18, 2021. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial provider.

Joy was a wonderful cook and enjoyed spending time in the kitchen. She liked trying new recipes and she was always ready to explore different restaurants with her husband, Reggie. She loved to travel,, and camp, she loved going to the beach with her grandbabies, sitting on her patio and admiring her day lilies when in bloom and palm trees Reggie planted just so Joy could feel closer to the beach.Most of all she loved spending time with her 4 grandchildren, Nathan, Brinlee, Amberli and Caraleigh. Joy had a deep relationship with God and was a very spiritual woman who will be deeply missed by family, friends and all who knew her. Joy will be remembered for her kind ,sweet spirit and love for everyone she met.

Joy is survived by her husband Reggie Smith, son, Brant Smith (Stephanie), daughter, Megan Poole (Robert), sister, Hope Holemon (Jeff)brother, Frank Mann. III(Vicki) mother, Faith Qualls, grandchildren, Nathan Barron, Brinlee Poole, Amberli Poole and Caraleigh "Joy" Poole. She is preceded in death by father, Frank Mann and stepfather Jim Qualls.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Barron, Jeff Holemon, Craig Patterson, Robert Poole, Justin Smith, Rodney Smith and Barry Standifer.

The family of Joy Smith would like to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at Ascension St. Vincent's of Birmingham, AL.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 18 June , 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, 18 June , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, 18 June , 2021

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Summer Gragg

11 August 2021

Brant (and family),

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet woman, very kind, and very welcoming! I know you and the rest of your family will miss her dearly.
(I see you and Stephanie got married…congratulations on that as well!)
Bless you all!

~Summer~

Byron & Ann Lee

16 June 2021

Reggie, Brant & Meagan, you all are in our hearts as well as in our prayers. Joy is now completely whole and well and JOYful! You all have many wonderful, fun memories of this sweet lady, and now is a perfect time to recall some of those memories. She’s a great lady and leaves behind a beautiful legacy! Love to all of you, and may God cover you with His peace. ~ Byron & Ann

Karen Walker

16 June 2021

I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. I know Joy will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family.

Ron and Mary Smith

15 June 2021

So very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Ron and Mary Smith

Brenda Watkins

15 June 2021

Prayers for God's comforting arms around Reggie, the children grandchildren. Prayers for all family. Joy was certainly God's warrior.

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