Joyce Marie France

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Ms Joyce Marie France, 71, passed away on October 30, 2022. Joyce was born on August 27, 1951 in Columbus, MS to John and Nettie Davis.

She was a 1970 graduate of Mansfield Senior High. She loved to fish, shoot darts, cooking, bingo and talking to her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bobby Davis and uncle, Curlie Lanier.

Joyce is survived by her four children; son, Eric D. (Rachael) France; daughters, Dione France; Lara Lee (Kenneth) Lane and Linda M. (Robert Susini) France; sister, Robbin (Michael Lucas) Wherry; uncle, Edward Lanier, 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, November 7, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Robbyn, Dione and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am and will be keeping you all in prayer. May the many memories of your times with Joyce be of comfort to you.
    God bless,

  2. Kim Hairston=Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  3. Sending Love and Prayers to The France family. Joyce was a great woman who loved her kids and grandchildren.Fly high and take your rest and watch over your loved ones.

  4. Patricia Harris Pride

    The France has my condolences and prayers . She will be missed.

  5. It is with a heart full of sadness at the loss of my dear friend Joyce that I pass along condolences to her children, grandchildren and all who loved Joyce. I will remember her for the love and kindness she always displayed toward me. I look forward to the future time when Joyce will open her eyes to a paradise on earth where all sickness, suffering and death will be eliminated. (Revelation 21:4)
    Malinda (Lynn) Black

  6. My sincere condolences to the France and Lanier families. I’ve known Joyce through the years and her family. Always sweet and friendly to all that knew her. Our families were close just like family, Wayne and Newman St. Joyce take your crown wear it well, rest on in heavenly peace! Family carry on her legacy of love for her family. Praying for the comfort of the lord in times like this.

  7. Condolences to the entire France family. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  8. Thinking of you Robyn and your family with heartfelt sympathy & much Love.

  9. Jeanette Cameron Hess

    My sincere condolences to the France & Lanier families. I’ve known Joyce most of my life, she was just like family to me. She was always a happy and loving person. Take your place, wear your crown, rest on my forever friend in heavenly peace! May God bless and be of comfort to your family. To God be the glory!

  10. Larry Lyons an sister marie is sorry for your loss we are for strength and comfort ❤ we will miss Joyce we FaceTime every other day she was a sweetheart ❤ rest on my friend

  11. You will be truly missed aunt Joyce we had one last talk before God said baby come home and it ment a lot.four intelligent children you left behind and lots of nieces and nephews and a bunch of us family to keep your legacy going we love you and will miss you.Ashley kids &Ann.

  12. D J Lady Chocolate-Mansfield Ohio

    Praying for the family. I will miss my friend such a joy to be around. Round Robins will miss you also fly high my friend.

  13. Praying for the family that the Lord will carry you through these times, ♥️

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