Joy Yvonne James Bricker has joined her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 at the age of 87.
She was born on Oct. 20, 1934, to Irdle and Bethel (Forrest) James in Carter County, Kentucky. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Joy was always extremely busy tending to her 11 children and visiting her 13 siblings.
She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Joy was always extremely busy tending to her eleven children and visiting her 13 siblings.
Joy is survived by her children, Joyce (Terry) Black, Donald (Carla) Jackson, Patricia (Harold) Holter, Pam Frazier, Eva (Robert) Harmon, Ronald (Sharon) Bricker, Barbara Volz and Pamela Bricker. She will be missed by her 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; and nine siblings, Jane (Bill), Violet (Tom), Billy (Kemo), Evelynn (Willie), Vernon (Nina), Margie (Marvin), Geneva (Leon), Doreata (Homer), and Jack (Brenda).
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, Russell Dean Bricker; children, Paul (Pam) Jackson, Jerry Jackson and Dennis Bricker; and siblings, Verlin, Norma Jean (Glen), Linard, and Baby Girl.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Matthew Pond officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Mansfield Memorial Park beside her husband.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com.