Joyce Annette Bannister

January 12, 1945May 29, 2021
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Mrs. Joyce Annette Bannister, 76, of Riverdale, passed away May 29, 2021. She was born in Atlanta, GA on January 12, 1945 to the late Jessie Roy and Margaret Earnestine Arnold Wyatt. Mrs. Bannister devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She worked many years as a Home Health Care Giver. Mrs. Bannister loved God, her church, and reading her Bible. She was a giving and caring person and enjoyed feeding the hungry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnny Clyde Bannister; daughter, Rachel Norris; grandson, Tobias Woods; and her 7 siblings.

Mrs. Bannister is survived and will be greatly missed by her sons, Harvey Woods, Ozark, AL; Thomas Woods, Atlanta; and Lee Woods, III, Riverdale; 9 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 4 at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, 135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home with interment to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park. Dr. Josh Saefkow will be officiating the services.


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, June 5, 2021


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Wanda Sherrell

June 4, 2021

To one of the most sweetest Precious Lady I know one of a kind who can never be replaced when ever I needed her she was always there just a phone call away she is going to be missed Greatly she took a piece of my Heart ❤️ with her Rest In Peace My Beautiful Sweet Friend Love you just meet me by the River of Life Love you my Friend R I P

Juanita Cook

June 2, 2021

Mrs Joyce was a sweet lady and a very godly woman I love seeing her happy face all the time I love my family