Mary Joyce Applegate

January 20, 1931June 1, 2018

Mary Joyce Applegate, 87, passed away June 1, 2018, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 20, 1931 to the late Robert and Jessie (McGrew) McClellan. She was an active member of Grace Community Baptist Church (Lynn Acres) for over 50 years until she moved to Lexington 6 months ago to be near her family and joined Versailles Baptist Church. Joy retired from Lynn Acres Daycare after 40 years of dedicated service. She is preceded in death by her husband Louis Applegate and two sisters, Patricia Wade and Barbara Wheatley. Left to cherish her memory is her son Phillip E. Applegate (Sherry); grandchildren; Phillip Andre Applegate (Christina) and Krista Melee Atwood (Jared); and four great grandchildren; Alice Applegate, Declan Atwood, Oliver Applegate, and Zander Atwood; and several nieces and nephews. The visitation for Joy will be on Sunday from 4-8 pm at Arch L. Heady, 3601 Taylor Boulevard. A Celebration of Life service will take place on Monday at noon at the funeral home with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.



  • Visitation Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 4, 2018


  • Committal Service

Mary Joyce Applegate

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Le’Shauna Persley

September 22, 2018

Oh my word. I worked at Lynn Acres with Mrs. Joyce. Sorry for her families loss. I wish I could of came to pay my respects. She was so nice.

Donna Meeker

June 3, 2018

May God comfort you, Phillip and family during this most difficult time. I worked with her at Lynn Acres Daycare and met her in1973 where my husband Boyd and I were members. We shared a lot of good days together there and she was always so kind to everyone she ever met , children or their parents. Just by her kindness you knew she was a Christian. It sure was a great pleasure for us to know her. I know she will be missed by all. I know she is now in the loving arms of Saviour. Well done my good and faithful servant.
Donna & Boyd Meeker