Joycelyn McKie Peavy, 82, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Mossy Oak Assisted Living under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A native of Wilcox County and former resident of Pineview, GA, Joycelyn had resided in Jesup for the past ten years and was a homemaker. She was born March 15, 1935 to the late Thelma and Marvin McKie and was the oldest of four children. Joycelyn was an active member of Jesup First Baptist Church where she attended the Deborah-Esther Sunday School Class, participated in VBS and special ministries and helped prepare children’s choir snacks regularly. She believed in staying busy and lived an active lifestyle. Joycelyn was part of the walking club at Calvary Baptist Church and loved cooking and caring for her family. She was famous for her fruit cakes and adored her grandchildren who were the apple of her eye.
In addition to her parents , she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Royce B. Peavy, her son, Glenn R. Peavy and her infant sister, Roselyn McKie.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Peavy Meredith and husband, Lee of Abbeville, GA and Sarah Peavy Allen and husband, Sid of Jesup, two brothers, Randall McKie and wife, Toni of Boynton Beach, FL and Kenneth McKie and wife, Marty of Rochelle, GA and three grandchildren, Meagan Gentry and husband, Jess of Bonifay, FL and Zach Allen and Sydney Allen of Jesup. Numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Jesup with Reverend Earl Barron officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Deborah-Esther Sunday School Class.
Interment will be at 4:00 p.m. in Morningside Cemetery, Rochelle, GA.
Remembrances may be made to First Baptist Church Capital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598 or charity of the donor’s choice.