Joyce Ellene Hejtmancik

September 15, 1930October 3, 2021

Joyce Ellene Hejtmancik of Houston, Texas passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Joyce was born on September 15, 1930, to Robert and Jewell Harbin in Eastland County, Texas and spent her youth moving with her family to various locations in Texas and Oklahoma. Joyce graduated from Ranger High School and attended North Texas University. She then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and began her career as a secretary with a major oil company where she met her husband, Lloyd Hejtmancik. They were married in Tulsa on May 4th, 1958, and moved to Houston in 1964. There she briefly had a career in real estate and then became a full-time stay-at-home mom. She was a member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church and was active in school and church activities.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lloyd Hejtmancik, son Bryce Hejtmancik and wife Liz Chang of Brooklyn, New York, daughter Cynthia Steele and husband Philip Steele of Allen, Texas, grandsons Ethan Steele and Colin Steele, and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jerrell and Jewell Harbin, by her sisters Maudine Charter and Helen Welborn, and her brother, Calvin Harbin.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Fair Haven United Methodist Church, 1330 Gessner in Houston, where a memorial service for Joyce will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Robert "Bob" Luton, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joyce’s memory to the Fair Haven Food Pantry, 1330 Gessner Drive Houston, Texas, 77055, or online by clicking the link below, then scroll down to Fair Haven Food Pantry; or you may choose a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 9, 2021


Joyce Ellene Hejtmancik

have a memory or condolence to add?

CoAnn Harbin Lathem

October 14, 2021

Dad (Terrell) and Mom thought the world of his sweet cousin. So very sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful picture and tribute.