Joy Carter

December 22, 1964April 16, 2019

Joy Faye Booth Carter was born on December 22, 1964 in Mesquite, Texas to Lummie Ray & Ruth Ann Booth. Her Savior welcomed her home on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Joy will be remembered for her infectious laugh, her sharp wit and the love for her family. Even though Joy had difficulties in her life, she knew her relationship with the Lord would get her through them. Joy would always think of and take care of others before herself. She loved family gatherings and sitting around telling stories that always drew that big laugh. Joy loved cooking and would cook a feast for our family to celebrate holidays. Cheese made everything better! Joy found her place in life being “Nolly” to her grandchildren. Their silliness was medicine to her heart. Every chance Nolly had, she invited them on her lap to whisper “I love you” in their ears. She loved her fur baby Lexi

Joy is preceded in death by her parents Lummie Ray & Ruth Ann Booth. She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughters Jessica Orcozo husband Johnny & Jaklyn Watkins. Brothers Philip Booth wife Shirley & Robert Booth wife Katie. Four grandchildren Nicole, Dylan, Myah & Skylar. Nieces and nephews and many relatives & friends and beloved friend Michael.

The family will have a private service.


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Sheryl Cardenas

May 16, 2019

I met Joy at work. She sat right next to me. I knew from the first day, that we would be friends! Her happiness was infectious and she could really make me laugh. She always had a kind word and she talked about her family a lot and how much she loved them. I will certainly miss her but I know we'll see each other again.

Audrey Wyatt

May 14, 2019

I had the extreme pleasure of working with Joy. Even after we no longer worked together, we kept in touch. Her name suited her perfectly! She brought so much joy to my life. I am changed for the better because of her. Joy loved her family dearly. She also loved Jesus. I will miss you, Joy! I know you are experiencing unspeakable peace in our Savior's arms.

Vickie Harris

May 5, 2019

I grew up next door to Joy. Our families were good friends. I remeber cooking with Joy. She could make a meal out of anything. She is the one that showed me how to make lasagna. On my birthday, she would send me a text or call me. It did not matter how long it had been since we had talked. I will miss that this year. Joy was so smart, funny and a true friend. I thank the Good Lord that I was able to call her my friend. She will be so missed. I send my love, thoughts and prayers to her entire family.

Kristin Milavec

April 30, 2019

Joy always had a smile and something kind to say to everyone she came in contact with. I am so sad to hear about her passing. She was such a kind and dear person and always made people feel good with her thoughtfulness. God bless her dear soul and God bless her family.

Rose Consaga

April 30, 2019

I worked with Joy at SGI during her time with us. I trained Joy for her position and we became friends and co-workers. She always had a smile for everyone and we shared parts of our lives, especially our special love for our grandchildren! I was sad to see her leave. We spoke not too long ago after she left SGI and I was glad to hear from her. I will miss her and send my sympathy to her family.

Missy Jones

April 30, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Joy for a short time. Always full of laughter and encouragement. Truly saddened by this loss. May her smile shine down on us all.

Sandra Gail Gilbreath Wright

April 27, 2019

My father loved his little sister, Ruth Ann, tremendously. My brother Charlie and I spent many happy days with our cousin Phil when we were children. We were all three about the same age and like peas in a pod. After Joy was born, I remember one day at Aunt Ruth's table, Phil was showing us what his new sister could do. He said "Hey, what's your name?" She joyfully replied "Joy Faye" and clapped her hands together. "What did you say your name is?' Phil teased. "Joy Faye" she squeeled as she clapped her hands together a second time. Phil said "tell me one more time so I won't forget it. This time, Phil had a spoonful of mashed potatoes and when she went to clap her hands together, he stuck the spoon up between her hands and mashed potatoes went all over all of us. We thought that was the funniest thing ever. Aunt Ruth was not as amused as the rest of us. We laughed our heads off in the back yard telling cousin Phil that was a pretty good trick she does. Phil said "I could show you some other things she does, but we're already in trouble."My brother Charlie said "yeah we better wait until Aunt Ruth isn't mad anymore before the next trick. She truely was a Joy! We will carry her in our hearts until the family circle, once again, is unbroken and we all return to our Lord.

Kimberly Moore

April 27, 2019

Joy was a sweet lady with a good heart. I'm so very sorry to her family for your loss. I really liked her and she will be missed.. she's definately with God.

Sheree Graham Norlie

April 25, 2019

I remember Joy from Rugel elementary. She always had a smile on her face and a beautiful personality. She was my brother Todd’s body guard and friend. They shared many laughs in Mrs. Coulsons class. I’m so sorry that you lost her but grateful she’s with Jesus. Praying for your broken hearts. RIP Joy!

Danny Jarvill

April 25, 2019

Joy.. I am still at shock and can't grasp you are gone. I will miss you dearly I am honored the time we got to know each other during year half we reunited with each other you help me alot after my mother's passing. I enjoyed our good morning text. And always loved your company you will be missed dearly. I take it as a honor to call you my friend. Love You Danny Jarvill