Joyce Faye Coile

July 21, 1945October 3, 2020

Every once in a while, someone is born so extraordinary that everyone around them just knows they are someone special. It isn’t the accolades or the accomplishments, but the way that they love each person so intentionally. That was Joyce Faye Coile. She has now answered the call home from her Savior, but not before living a full life of love, laughter, and kindness that was the deepest reflection of her heart for Christ.

Joyce was born in Memphis, Texas July 21, 1945 to her parents, Lee and Jim Todd, along with her older brother, Clyde. Jim was the police chief in Memphis, and she was the apple of his eye until she lost him at the tender age of 14. They moved to Borger in 1948 where they built a life and a legacy that she lived out until a year ago when she and her beloved husband, Wiley, moved to Kingwood to be near their daughter.

Joyce was the person everyone knew and loved no matter what season of her life it was when they met her. She is fondly remembered by her elementary, junior high, and high school friends, as well as her adult church friends, work friends, neighbors, and of course her closest friends, “The Sistas”. Many of those friends, even from her youngest days, remained connected with her until her final day on earth. When she loved, she loved BIG.

She married her high school sweetheart, Wiley Autry Coile, after his return from the military and they lived out 51 beautiful, married years together. As daddy said, “Married 51 years and we only had one fight…. That lasted 51 years.” They loved to tease, to laugh, and to love big and they just did it better together. They built a legacy of what it means to be family and together they complimented their journey nearly perfectly.

Since she decided to join her call home, we are certain her first task was to scoop up her grandson, Eathan, who went before her. We have no doubt that she then joined her momma and daddy, her grandparents, her step-dad, Raymond Brandon, some dear cousins, and all the others that have gone before her; and they helped usher her into the presence of her Savior, so she could finally see the face of God. What a glorious moment 11:11 AM was for her!

Though we rejoice in her homecoming, the reality of her absence leaves an ache that few words can express by those she loved so well. She is survived by her husband, Wiley Autry Coile of the home, as well as her son Todd Coile (Holly) of Borger, her daughter Robin Robinson (Todd) of Kingwood, 7 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, 2 great-grandsons, 1 great-granddaughter, and another great-granddaughter on the way. Her children and grandchildren were her deepest calling on earth and she loved each of them with grace, dignity, and unparalleled ability to spoil them rotten to the core and see no wrong. She is also survived by her older brother Clyde Todd (Wanda), her aunt Penny, and a host of beloved cousins, nieces, and a nephew.

The void Is beyond description this side of Heaven, but we find great comfort in knowing her pain is gone, and the joy she shared here is being rewarded in full for eternity. If you feel inclined to honor her legacy, spread some joy to those you can in her name and email us and let us know about it. You may also make donations online in her name to honor her grandson’s legacy at his foundation that helps terminally ill children at

An intimate family service will be held in Kingwood. A celebration of her life will be held in Borger, her hometown, at a later date, due to COVID and other difficult circumstances for the family.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jeanie Kaylor

October 14, 2020

Joyce was such a special friend. We both loved Mr Treat donuts so on Friday morning we took turns getting them and having them together. She was the kindness friend who you could go to when you needed to talk, she always had my back!! My birthday is July 20 and Joyce's was July 21 so we had such a good time sharing a birthday party with friends!! All my prayers for your family!! Joyce was so special, not many like her, she is so missed!

Stacy Mitchell

October 10, 2020

So sorry to hear this.... Joyce was always smiling and fun to be around.....I will always remember her laugh.... God took another good one home.

Joe and Genny Thornton

October 9, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a very special lady. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so glad our paths crossed.

Cathy Coleman

October 8, 2020

Joyce was one of the sweetest and kindest people. She walked her Faith every single day. She never had a bad thing to say. In fact, she always knew just what you needed to hear. My heart breaks for the family.

LarryD & Jimmie Reed

October 8, 2020

What a sweet, caring, lovely lady!
She and Autry was members of our church group, the Elites!
Her and Autry was always there and helped, no matter what!
Joyce will be missed! ❤️❤️❤️
Sincerely, LarryD and Jimmie Reed!

Allen and Pat McNutt

October 7, 2020

Allen went to school with Joyce from first grade until they graduated high school. We both have wonderful memories of both Joyce and Wylie. They were,a wonderful couple. You never saw Joyce without a beautiful smile. She was a delightful person to be around. She will surely be missed.

Sheila (Todd) Skelton

October 7, 2020

From my earliest memory, I called her “Doe”. A trip to Borger, to see Granny, always included time spent with Doe, Autry, Todd, and Robin. We could always count on Doe for a trip to Allsup’s, a good Mexican food meal, hot sauce to bring home, and lots of laughs. Autry may say their “fight” lasted 51 years, but it was some of the funniest fighting I’ve ever heard. Autry, Todd, Robin, Daddy, you’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

Clyde Todd

October 7, 2020

She was a great Sister and will be missed every day. Thankful that I know she is with Jesus and no longer hurting. I beat Autry, her fight with me lasted 75 years. (Wonderful years.)

Sheri Hodge

October 7, 2020

A favorite memory...visiting Aunt Joyce in her home. Listening to she and Autry aggravate eachother, laughing, enjoying chips and salsa, playing board games or card games. Oh and my first impression of a fry daddy was with Aunt Joyce. Aunt Joyce was a fun lady to visit and laugh with.

Judy Hingle

October 7, 2020

Such a dear friend and I miss her so much. My deepest sympathy to her family, and sending many prayers for peace and comfort.


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