Joyce Audrey Culbreath
Joyce Audrey Culbreath, age 91, of Tennessee passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022. Joyce was born March 15, 1931.
Joyce Audrey Culbreath was a dedicated wife, mother, and nurse who cared for people her entire life. She raised her two daughters, Elaine and Lynn, while also serving her church community as the pastor's wife. Joyce was an RN at Monroe Clinic, serving the poor of Downtown Memphis. She cared for her husband, Gene, through his mental health struggles. She provided end of life care for her mother, Gladeth, and her second husband, Harry. It was the greatest joy of her life to care for her great-granddaughters, Frankie and Lexie, from birth through elementary school. When dementia robbed Joyce of her ability to care for herself, she made friends in her memory care home and helped the nurses and staff daily. She was smart, caring, and had a quick wit and uncanny sense of humor. She was loved by all and will be missed by many for years to come.
Joyce is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lynn Teague of Cordova; her grandchildren, Stephanie Altman (Adam) of Bartlett, Jason Ervin (Jennifer) of Memphis, Emily Gannon (Robert) of Arlington, and Ashley Teague and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday, October 23, at First United Methodist Church, 8029 Wilkinsville Road, Millington, TN 38053. Visitation is at 2:00, with a service following at 3:00pm. Interment will be following the service at Big Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association: http://act.alz.org/goto/Joyce_Culbreath
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the Culbreath family.