Joyce A WOOD
September 8, 1941 – January 16, 2021
Joyce Ann Wood, 79, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2021. She was born on September 8, 1941 in Homewood, Alabama, to Marie Hopkins Wood and Claude Edward Wood, and was a beloved twin sister, aunt, great aunt, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Dr. Claude Edward Wood Jr. Joyce is survived by her loving twin brother Ronald Lamar Wood (Kerin); nieces June Wood LeCroy, Barbara Wood Fash, Elizabeth Wood Gresham; nephews Claude Edward Wood III, Ronald Lamar Wood, Jr., John Patrick Wood; six great nieces and two great nephews.
“Aunt Juice” was greatly loved by her family and friends, and her sweet spirit will be missed. Joyce graduated from Hewitt High School in 1959 and from Auburn University in 1964. She was a devoted first grade teacher for 26 years at Center Point Elementary and a member of Huffman Baptist Church.
A graveside service will be held for immediate family only. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joyce’s memory to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society or to the charity of your choice.
Those who touch the lives of so many in the smallest of ways live on through all. "We fix our eyes on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” Second Corinthians 4:18
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Joyce A WOOD
Ronald Wood, Jr.
January 22, 2021
My Aunt Juice was quite simply the sweetest person I've ever known. You always knew where you stood with Juice; she just loved you no matter what. I never got to know my Grandmother Wood. She passed away when Juice and my Dad were teenagers. My Grandfather Wood passed when I was very young as did my Uncle Claude. I only have vague memories of them. I feel like I knew all of them very well in large part because of Juice. She would always tell stories about her childhood with such descriptive detail that you felt you had been there and you had been in the room with the people she spoke of. I think it was important to her to keep the memory of those she had lost alive for those she loved. Over the years Juice gave me many gifts - she was always a giver - but the greatest gift she gave was an understanding of who we are as a family and where we come from. I'm glad that my nieces got to have her in their lives for so long and maybe they will tell the next generation some Juice stories. I will miss our talks and especially her laugh. She was one of a kind.
Joyce Murphy Pender
January 21, 2021
Joyce and I were good friends at Hewitt Trussville, both of us named Joyce, and in many of the same classes. I have fond memories of Joyce she was always of a sweet and caring nature. May she rest in heavenly peace.
January 20, 2021
Joyce and I were good friends while attending Hewitt-Trussville High School and had recently reconnected. We shared many good times and I’m so saddened to learn of her passing. Rest in peace, friend. We will miss you, but are comforted knowing that you are at rest now, free from the constraints of an earthly body. My condolences to her sweet family.
January 20, 2021
Joyce was a faithful member of Huffman Baptist Church and a great friend. We will always remember her bright smile and gentle words. She will be missed.