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Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX

OBITUARY

Joyce Mervish

January 1, 1936August 24, 2019
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Joyce Hall Mervish, “Granny”, passed away Saturday evening in Bryan, Texas. Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1515 S. College Ave., Bryan, Texas, on Thursday, August 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Please feel free to come by in your Aggie attire, as Joyce was a proud Aggie Mom.

A celebration of her life will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Central Church, 1991 FM 158, College Station, Texas. Burial will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.

Joyce loved her family and had a passion for Jesus. Joyce was active in many community groups, but she spent the majority of her time making disciples as a member of Central Baptist Church. She led countless bible studies and mentored many lady Aggies who were seeking Jesus and/or a substitute mom during their time in Aggieland. Even in her last weeks, Joyce spent time mentoring her nephews and encouraging them to grow in their walk with the Lord. Through the many tragedies Joyce faced, her unwavering faith in Christ had positive impacts on everyone who knew her. Joyce Mervish was a Proverbs 31 woman and a warrior for Christ.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Mary Hall, brothers John and Joe Hall, her husband Arthur “Art” Mervish, her daughters, Neva Mervish and Judy Crozier, her step-sons, Alan and Randy Mervish, grandsons, Brant Knight and Keith Mervish.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Gray and her husband Durell, Emma Miller and her husband Jack, Patsy Hoke and Betty Coleman, two grandsons who she and Art adopted after Neva’s passing, David Mervish and wife Lori of Bryan, and their daughters Kylie and Taylor, and Phillip Mervish and wife Eileen of San Antonio, and their children Andrew and Layla, daughter-in-law, Sharon Mervish, grandchildren, Kelly Alonso, Jessica Niles, Randall Knight, Megan Mervish, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family who she dearly loved.

In lieu of flowers, make a donation to your favorite charity in Joyce’s name. The best way to honor Joyce is to find a person to lead to Christ or a person to disciple into a more spiritually mature Christian.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 31, 2019

Memories

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Kelli Pepper

September 1, 2019

To Joyce’s immediate family: I will be praying for you and will continue to honor Joyce’s legacy of faith. Joyce and I met in 2008 through the pastor of Central Church when I told him I was looking for a mentor. She quickly became my Texas Mom and was a huge part of my experience in Aggieland. I will miss her presence in my life so much. She taught me how to have joy when I felt like I couldn’t go on. She loved me like her own daughter and was patient with me when I didn’t deserve it. She was there for me when my daddy died in 2013 and she continued to mentor me and give me a safe place to go when I needed her. She always showed generosity and hospitality unlike any other person I have ever known. She encouraged me to study God’s word, go to Him for help, and to put family as a priority in my life. She also taught me many lessons about forgiveness and love. I love you, Joyce. I’m so happy that you get to be with Jesus now. See you soon!

Kathryn Presley

August 26, 2019

I taught Joyce
in Sunday School many years and saw her endure suffering like no one else I know. So thankful she is safely Home and enjoying Glory with her daughters and other loved ones!
Praying for her family.
Dr. Kathryn Presley

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Biography

Joyce Hall Mervish, “Granny”, passed away Saturday evening in Bryan, Texas. Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1515 S. College Ave., Bryan, Texas, on Thursday, August 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Please feel free to come by in your Aggie attire, as Joyce was a proud Aggie Mom.

A celebration of her life will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Central Church, 1991 FM 158, College Station, Texas. Burial will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.

Joyce loved her family and had a passion for Jesus. Joyce was active in many community groups, but she spent the majority of her time making disciples as a member of Central Baptist Church. She led countless bible studies and mentored many lady Aggies who were seeking Jesus and/or a substitute mom during their time in Aggieland. Even in her last weeks, Joyce spent time mentoring her nephews and encouraging them to grow in their walk with the Lord. Through the many tragedies Joyce faced, her unwavering faith in Christ had positive impacts on everyone who knew her. Joyce Mervish was a Proverbs 31 woman and a warrior for Christ.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Mary Hall, brothers John and Joe Hall, her husband Arthur “Art” Mervish, her daughters, Neva Mervish and Judy Crozier, her step-sons, Alan and Randy Mervish, grandsons, Brant Knight and Keith Mervish.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Gray and her husband Durell, Emma Miller and her husband Jack, Patsy Hoke and Betty Coleman, two grandsons who she and Art adopted after Neva’s passing, David Mervish and wife Lori of Bryan, and their daughters Kylie and Taylor, and Phillip Mervish and wife Eileen of San Antonio, and their children Andrew and Layla, daughter-in-law, Sharon Mervish, grandchildren, Kelly Alonso, Jessica Niles, Randall Knight, Megan Mervish, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family who she dearly loved.

In lieu of flowers, make a donation to your favorite charity in Joyce’s name. The best way to honor Joyce is to find a person to lead to Christ or a person to disciple into a more spiritually mature Christian.