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Joyce Lynette Smith Archibald

March 15, 1939July 15, 2019

Joyce Lynette Archibald, 80, was born on March 15, 1939 and passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019.

Joyce joined St. Christopher's parish in 1965. She married David Archibald on June 17, 1978. She was active in countless ministries such as Cursillo, Community of Hope, Daughters of the King, the Day School, ECW, EYC, Guild of the Christ Child, the Pastoral Care Team, Prayer Shawl Ministry and St. Agatha’s Needle-point Guild to name only a few. Joyce worked in the administration of SBISD for many years, and was active in her community through Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, MS 150, and the Spring Woods High School Booster Club. She will be remembered as a vibrant light and source of inspiration to the parish family, and her loss is keenly felt.

Joyce is survived by her husband, David, her children, Ted, Bob, Steve, and Karen; her 7 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her sister Betty Green, a niece, Kellie and nephew, Chris.

A celebration of Joyce's life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, in the sanctuary of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 1656 Blalock in Houston, Texas. After the service, all were invited to a reception in the Latham Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the St. Christopher's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, in Joyce's memory.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 20, 2019


Joyce Lynette Smith Archibald

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Bill O'Dell

July 19, 2019

My parents were long time members of St. Christopher's. I met Joyce and David through their pastoral care with the church. They were regular visitors to my parents and were a tremendous help to me when my parents passed away. Their kindness was greatly appreciated. My condolences to the family as I know Joyce will be missed.

Barbara Cobb

July 19, 2019

The heavens received a loving, kind and generous star. I have so many fond memories, too many to list. Ted, Bob, Steve, & Karen and Betty: above all else, remember all the good times, laughter shared, and know how much you and your families meant to her. And to David, you were the light of her life. I always loved listening to her updates on all your activities; there was joy in her voice, and a smile on her face. She will be missed by so many.

Joe Albright

July 19, 2019

Such a sweet person. Prayers to David and family. I am sorry I can't make her service tomorrow.

Veronica Hatfield

July 18, 2019

Joyce was a wonderful person with me and she always remembered my children. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to David and family.