Joy was born Aug. 12, 1951, in Cartersville the daughter of the late James and Millie Lewis.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 25 years, Dr. Robert W. May Jr.
Survivors include her sisters and brother-in-laws, Bobby and Larry Davis, June and Ron Goss, Jan and Jim Boland and Jimmye Hammonds; nieces and nephews, Dawn Heisler, Ross and Katie Davis, Ron and Lorie Goss, Misty and David McBrayer, Adam Belcher, Evan and Tucker Hammonds, Craig Millsap and Heather Wilson; long-time family friend, Phillip Dodson. Joy was known as “Candy Girl” to her great-nieces and nephews, Jordan and Aaron Hood, Michael, Lauren, and Calloway Goss, Gunner Millsap and Maggie McBrayer.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, from the Chapel of Owen Funeral Home with the Rev. Jody Cagle officiating and Ron Goss Jr. delivering the eulogy. Burial immediately followed from Sunset Memory Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers were Ross Davis, Michael Goss, Adam Belcher, David McBrayer, Evan Hammonds, Tucker Hammonds, Jordan Hood, Aaron Hood, Phillip Dodson and Craig Millsap.
Honorary junior pallbearers were Gunner Millsap and Calloway Goss.
The family received friends 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Owen Funeral Home. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the online register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, has charge of the arrangements.