Joyce Louise (Strahan) Ackley

May 29, 1949August 26, 2018
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Joyce Louise (Strahan) Ackley, age 69, died on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at her home in Mineral Wells, Texas. She was born on May 29, 1949, to Sergeant Wilford and Lola (Gibson) Strahan in Fort Ord, California. She was the second oldest out of four children, with Greg Loraus being her caring partner to the end.

Joyce loved Elvis, teddy bears, and the Dallas Cowboys! She also enjoyed making handcrafted items for her family and friends. She attended Duncanville High School, where she was a part of the class of '68. She had been battling cancer for several years, but she continued to live life with a smile. Joyce was greeted in Heaven by her "Momma", Lola Strahan and nephew, Chris Strahan. Survivors include: partner, Greg Loraus; "Daddy", Sergeant Wilford Strahan; brother and sister-in-love, Nolan and Carole (Feagin) Strahan; sisters, Judy (Strahan) Hyman and Linda Kay Strahan; niece and husband, Tonja (Hyman) and Eddie Quintana; niece and husband, Tina Kay (Hyman) and Vance Lloyd; nephew and wife, Jeff and Carrie (Mills) Strahan; great-nieces, Amanda Hyman and Ashley Lloyd; and great-nephews, Jack and Luke Strahan and Eddie Hyman Jr. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 10:00 am at David Clayton and Sons Funeral Home in Duncanville, Texas. There will be a burial following the service at Little Bethel Cemetery in Duncanville. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 7 at the funeral home. Her family will remember Joyce by her faith in Jesus, the homemade dishes that she always brought to the family gatherings, and the thoughtful gifts that she gave to the kids on Christmas Day.


  • Greg Loraus
  • Jeff Strahan
  • Eddie Quintana
  • Tonja Quintana


  • Visitation Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

Joyce Louise (Strahan) Ackley

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Debbie Lloyd

September 16, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Joyce at CCA. She loved life, her family, and Elvis. I saw her this summer and she was so happy to have been able to go to Graceland one last time. I was amazed by how upbeat and happy she was. I will miss you my friend. RIP

Christy Parrick

September 4, 2018

Rest well sweet lady you will be missed dearly.

David and Gayle Massey

September 4, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace.

Dorma Sipes

September 3, 2018

Worked with Joyce at CCA and she always shared a smile when we passed by each other.I am sorry she had to struggle in her Cancer battle.Now you can rest easy my sister in Christ.

Mary Leimann

September 3, 2018

I will miss you very much my friend. We just talked a couple of weeks ago RIP beautiful lady.

Diane Lionberger

September 3, 2018

I met Joyce while working at CCA in Mineral Wells. She became my very good friend and we did a lot of fun things together. She always had a smile even to the end. I flew back to Texas to see her one last time Aug. 2nd. Loved you sweet Joyce, will miss you a lot. Will miss all our phone conversations and your love. Rest in Peace my friend. Much love to her family that she loved so much as well.

Jamie Hill

September 3, 2018

I had the pleasure to meet Joyce in1985. She and I have been best friends ever since. Joyce was my very best friend over the next 33 years. I will always remember her as the kindest person ever . May she rest in peace... and forever in my heart and memories. I love you Joyce. May you rest in peace. Love you to the moon and back. Jamie

Becky Jewett

August 27, 2018

May Joyce's family find peace and solace knowing that she is now free of all pain as she now walks those golden streets of Heaven, comforted in the sheltering arms of Jesus and God, amongst angels. As long as you remember her, she lives in your hearts.