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Welcome to the memorial page for

Beverly Jane (Johnson) Joy

June 20, 1939 ~ July 15, 2017 (age 78)

Beverly Jane Joy was welcomed into the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ on July 15, 2017 at home.  She was born on June 20, 1939, in Alpena to Ronald and Genevieve (Edgley) Johnson. On October 26, 1957, she married David Joy in Alpena.

Beverly graduated from Alpena High School in 1957.  She served in many roles through the years as an active member of Word of Life Baptist Church, including church historian. Bev also was the founder of the Mothers of Twins Club.  She worked for the Alpena Public Schools for 25 years, retiring in 1998. She was a tireless encourager and cheerleader to countless young people, long after they left the school corridors.

She is survived by her husband David; her four children, Carla Joy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Barbara (Joseph) Diedrich of Knoxville, Tennessee; Robert (Pamela) Joy of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Scott (Linda) Joy of Alpena, Michigan; eleven grandchildren, Timothy (Lindsay) Diedrich, Thomas (Jessica) Diedrich, Sarah (Nathan) Stewart, Lisa Diedrich, Taylor Joy, Jenna Joy, Ryan Joy, Braden Joy, Joshua (Jessica) Joy, Katelynn (Daniel) Moffatt; twelve great-grandchildren, Layken, Luke, Abby, Isaac, Tyler, Daniel, Benjamin, Samuel, Daphne, Hazel, William and Lark; and two brothers, Irving (Mary) Johnson and Wayne (Kathy) Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Jessica Joy; her brothers, Kenneth and Clayton Johnson; and a sister, Irma Wysocki.

Beverly is at the Bannan Funeral Home where visitation will take place on Tuesday from 2-8pm.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday at Word of Life Baptist Church, Alpena from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott A. Joy officiating.

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery

Memorials: Word of Life Baptist Church & Gideon's International


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
July 18, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Visitation
Wednesday
July 19, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Word of Life Baptist Church
1900 N. Bagley Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 19, 2017

11:00 AM
Word of Life Baptist Church
1900 N. Bagley Street
Alpena, MI 49707