Joyce Tyree Austin
September 14, 1936 – September 8, 2019
Joyce Tyree Austin, 83, of Madison Heights, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Henry Dale Austin.
Born on September 14, 1936 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank L. Tyree and the late Alice Tyree. Joyce retired from Lovelace Petroleum and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano, word puzzles and scrolling on Facebook. Joyce treasured her family, especially the grandchildren, and her church family. Her homemade meals were enjoyed by many she knew and loved. Joyce was also a member of the Rebekah’s.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Jasiewicz and her brothers, Frank Tyree and wife Louise, Buck Tyree and wife Ruby, Warren Tyree and wife Virginia, and Lawrence Tyree.
Joyce is survived by her daughter, Dianne Mays and husband Pete; her “children” she helped raise, Patricia Reese and husband James, Jennifer Wood, and Brandon Turner; three grandchildren, Erica Mays, Jeremy Mays and wife Mandy, and Joshua Mays and wife Kelly; 10 grandchildren, Mackenzie Rivera, Mason Mays, Lacey Mays, Kaleb Mays, Zachary Smith and Ariana Billings, Jacob Jerina,Bethany Mays, Travis Burley, and Colton Burley; son-in-law, Paul Jasiewicz; sister-in-law, Imy Tyree; friends of the family, Rachel Coffer and Brooke Burks; her best friend, Marie Coles; and numerous other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Meade Cemetery with Pastor Jacob Uthup officiating.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
- Frank L Tyree, Father (deceased)
- Alice Tyree, Mother (deceased)
- Henry Dale Austin, Husband (deceased)
- Dianne Mays and husband Pete, Daughter
- Deborah Jasiewicz, Daughter (deceased)
- Paul Jasiewicz, Son-in-law
- Patricia Reese and husband James, Daughter
- Jennifer Wood, Daughter
- Brandon Turner, Son
- Erica Mays, Granddaughter
- Jeremy Mays and Mandy, Grandson
- Joshua Mays and wife Kelly, Grandson
- Mackenzie Rivera, Great Granddaughter
- Mason Mays, Great Grandson
- Lacey Mays, Great Granddaughter
- Kaleb Mays, Great Grandson
- Zachary Smith and girlfriend Ariana Billings, Great Grandson
- Jacob Jerina, Great Grandson
- Bethany Mays, Great Granddaughter
- Travis Burley, Great Grandson
- Colton Burley, Great Grandson
- Imy Tyree, Sister-in-law
- Rachel Coffer, Friend of the Family
- Brooke Burks, Friend of the Family
- Marie Coles, Best Friend
- Joyce is also survived by numerous other family members and friends.
- Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019