Joyce Turpin Texter

July 30, 1945July 27, 2022
Joy Turpin Texter of Richmond, Virginia passed away on July 27th at the age of 76, following a sudden illness. She was born July 30th, 1945 in Bedford, Virginia, the daughter of the late Emma Rhodes Abbott and Russell Cridlin Turpin. She was also predeceased by her husband, Dr. John Henry Texter, Jr., and her brother, Russell Barry Turpin. Joy devoted her career to nursing administration and medical education, working at the Medical College of Virginia, her alma mater, as nursing director at Richmond Memorial, and later at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She was a devoted wife to John as well as a loving and caring mother and aunt. A gifted gardener, Joy delighted in the vegetable garden she tended with her great niece, Miriam. She was also a wonderful cook and hostess, a friend to all animals, and a talented seamstress known for the many outfits, quilts, and costumes she sewed for her family. Joy was happiest with John by her side; the two loved to regale any and all listeners with stories of the many road trips and adventures they took with their family. Joy is survived by her daughter Rebecca Texter Arlauskas, her husband, Joseph and their son, Seth; her son, John Henry Texter III, his wife, Lori and their children, Zeke, Emma and Eli; her niece, Anna Kanter, her husband, Jonathan and their daughter, Miriam; her nephew, Benjamin Turpin; and her sister in law, Barbara Turpin. The family will hold a private interment service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Humane Society or SPCA, or to Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, Virginia 23113.

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