On October 27, 2023, Joyce Wiggins of Hoover, Alabama, entered into her Heavenly home. Born in Greenwood, Alabama, on April 13, 1932, to Clara Belle Massey Roy and Noel Roy, Joyce grew up in a loving family with her sisters Catherine and Clara Mae and her brothers N. J. and D.A. Later, Joyce married Glenn Wiggins of nearby McCalla who became a U.S. Air Force pilot. When she could, Joyce and the children, Wayne, Elaine, and Don joined Glenn on his overseas postings, with the family spending time in Japan and Spain. When the family could not join Glenn, Joyce ran the household. Joyce was a loving and attentive mother who also loved gardening and flower arranging and working jigsaw puzzles. She became an expert fiber artist, and displayed many of her hooked items throughout her home and became a recognized teacher of the art. But always, Joyce’s first love was her family and as her family grew, Joyce became a doting grandmother and great grandmother, to nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband Glenn, her parents, her sister and brother-in-law Catherine and Tom Taff, her sister and brother-in-law Clara Mae and Jerry Strong, her brother D. A. Roy, her brother-in-law Dean Wiggins and his wife Eleanor, her brother-in-law Billie Norred, her daughter-in-law Wendy Wiggins, and her great grandson Grayson Meyer. She is survived by her children Wayne Wiggins, Elaine (Dennis) Shedd, and Don (Minnette) Wiggins; her brother N. J. Roy and sisters-in-law Jackie Roy and Dottie Norred; by grandchildren Keri Wiggins (Josh) Hodnett, Christopher Wiggins, Sarah Shedd (Tyler) Graves, Michael (Erica) Shedd, Lauren Wiggins, Harrison Wiggins, Jennifer (Sullivan) Waldrip, Julie (Collier) Meyer, Kimberly Toole; great grandchildren LJ, Westlee, and Jameson Hodnett; Odessa Wiggins; Campbell and Rosie Graves; Theo and Ruby Waldrip; and
Andersen and Alfie Meyer, and numerous nephews, nieces and grand nieces and nephews, along with a number of close friends.
As much as Joyce loved her family, they loved her back and she will be missed by her family and everyone who knew her. The family is grateful to the medical personnel, especially Dr. Wynne and his office, and sitters who provided comfort in her final days.
Her services will be handled by Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home on Thursday, November 2, 2023, with a visitation at 10:30 am and a memorial service at 11:00 am. Joyce will be interred with Glenn at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo at 2:00 pm.