Joy Anne Stagg

February 18, 1952November 18, 2020
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Our beloved, Joy Stagg went to be with God at the age of 68, on November 18, 2020 in Houston, Texas while peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Roswell, New Mexico on February 18, 1952. Joy graduated from San Jacinto Senior High School in 1970 and attended The University of Houston Nursing Program. She was married to her lifelong love Francis “Frank” Leonard Stagg in 1974. Joy worked as a Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and Retail Manager. After her retirement, Joy enjoyed going above and beyond for the holidays, decorating the house and baking, often being referred to as “Cake Lady” by family and friends.

She was best known for her fierce can-do attitude and the endless love she had for her family. We will always remember her as the absolute best loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and dog & cat mom. Joy was predeceased by her father Thomas Gonzales, her mother Carmela (Cervelli) Gonzales, and her brothers Eddie Gonzales and Robert Gonzales. She was survived by her husband Frank Stagg; her daughter Tera Stagg; her son Johnny Batiste and his wife Shyann Batiste; her grandchildren: Jalen Jenkins, John Batiste, and Kendall Boutte; her great-grandson Xavier Jenkins; her sisters: Myra Furnish, Linda Coker, Lucy Gonzales and Lora Morales; her brothers Tommy Gonzales and Larry Gonzales and numerous other family members and friends.

A viewing will be held for Joy on Sunday, November 29 at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway Houston, Texas 77039 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family and friends are also invited to a Celebration of Life for Joy on Monday, November 30 at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway Houston, Texas 77039. Seating begins at 1:30 p.m. and the service starts at 2:30 p.m. This will be followed by an optional graveside prayer.

Face masks and social distancing are required. Flowers can be sent to Brookside Funeral Home or donations can be made to the American Cancer Society In Memory of Joy Stagg. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 30, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, November 30, 2020

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John Batiste

November 30, 2020

To the family Joy was a loving wife, mother and friend. We love her and will miss her always.
John & Rebecca Batiste

Vicki and Charles Jackson

November 30, 2020

Rest In Peace sweet Joy.
The Jackson family

Frank Stagg

November 30, 2020

Mummsey, there are not enough words to express my love or to tell how much I miss you. I will always love you.

Debbie and Keith Hymer

November 29, 2020

Joy was a wonderful neighbor. We visited on the patio watching the cats play and Rover guard the yard. Joy was very caring and adored her family. Anytime I see the word "Joy", I think of her. My family sends their greatest sympathies to Tera and Frank and the rest of Joy's family and I will miss her.

Brock Sanchez

November 26, 2020

Dear sister Joy, how will miss your loving smile and caring ways. Thank you for always including me and not once did you ever forget my birthday as you are the Cake Lady and treated me with my favorite German chocolate cake without fail and always to my delight! I'm so glad that God had our paths cross and I feel blessed having you in my life. Until we meet again, RIP dear sister.❤🙏

Lucy Gonzales

November 26, 2020

We will miss the times we would get together to go to lunch or dinner...took weeks to pick a date, then another week to decide on the restaurant and day and time. We all love you and miss you bunches. You always knew when to send a card or pick up the phone to bring sunshine into our loves. I am forever grateful.

Myra Furnish

November 26, 2020

Hey sister this is your friend sister confidant I want to tell you how much I'm going to miss you I love you so much it's going to be hard not to hear that phone ring and see if it's you I'm so happy that I got to know you I'm so glad that we became so close you were my best friend I hate that you're gone but I know you're going to be okay you're in heaven now with everybody else I'm a little bit jealous if you want to know the truth LOL but I will see you soon sister I will see you soon God love you I love you and you got a lot of people that love you thank you for being my friend
Love your sister

Lucy Gonzales

November 26, 2020

I never can thank you enough
For loving me and making me tough....
You cared for me like I was your child
But reminded me I better be glad I wasn't, during the times I was
You taught me so much...
With your compassion and gentle touch...
I will never forget the moments we shared. ..
Or just how much you truly cared...
Helping me win my ten speed bike..
Or us pretending to sing with our fists as mics.
Making sure I got to go on my Jr High trip to Disneyland
Even though our brothers said no they knew to listen to your command...
All the trips to Texas Tumbleweed...
And the fabulous foods we would eat, noone could beat...
Your red transam and radiant style as you arrived..
Had everyone watching but I was the lucky one that got to jump in and leave in your ride..

You were an amazing wife and together with Frank had a beautiful life

Tera our Nina Baby was your world no need to repeat...
Then Johnnie, Shyann and the kids arrived and your heart was then complete.
As a sister you were always there...
Lending a hand or a listening ear...
My heart aches that you are no longer here ...
But I find comfort in knowing that you are with the Lord and will always be near..

No more suffering or pain
Rejoicing with the angels, dancing in the rain

I will miss you my sister
My friend...
This is no way a goodbye at all...
But til I see you one day when I too will answer God's call.

Rest In Peace Pookie🙏❤
Love your sister,
Lucy G.

Tommy Gonzales

November 25, 2020

Hey sis I know growing up I always told people you were my younger sister. As I got older I wanted to reverse my age so let everyone know you were my older sister haha. We had a lot of good fun memories going to the casino and out to eat. I will cherish these memories forever sis. I know you are in heaven pain free say hi to Mom, Eddie, Robert, and Angie for me. Thanks for everything you did for my children and me love you always. Sorry I can’t make it for the services because I am here in rehab but the memories will always live in my heart. I am so happy your life became full circle when Johnny came in your life. I will miss you always love you and will see you later Poopsie ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Johnny Batiste

November 25, 2020

We love you Mom and will always miss you.


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