Joyce Johnson Wicks
Joyce Johnson Wicks
  • January 29, 1938 - November 12, 2017
  • Grand Prairie, Texas

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Joyce Johnson Wicks, 79, of Grand Prairie died peacefully early Sunday November 12th at Faith Presbyterian Hospice. Joyce was the first of four girls born to Ollie Belle and Richard Johnson of High, Texas on January 29, 1938. The family made several moves before settling in Grand Prairie where Joyce attended high school and later graduated from Nelson Beauty College with a degree in cosmetology. Joyce worked in the beauty industry for many years even opening her own shop "The Beauty Spot" until her health forced her to change careers. Joyce returned to school earning an associate's degree from North Lake College which she used to pursue a successful career in real estate.  Later she changed careers again when she became the Placement Director for ATI Career Institute. Although she was honored in business with many awards and achieved much satisfaction from helping many young people obtain their first employment, she would tell you that her beloved family was her most cherished accomplishment. Although Joyce retired in 2006, her passion for life kept her very busy traveling and creating lasting memories for her family. There is no better example of this than last Christmas when she handmade a personal quilt for all 13 family members! A seemingly impossible task if you knew her challenge with rheumatoid arthritis.. Her love for family coupled with an insatiable desire learn new things are her true legacy. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband EL Dwayne "Brandy" Wicks and her sister Peggy Jo Bowling.

She is survived by her two sons and their spouses, Jerry and Janine Wicks of Grand Prairie and Russell and Joyclyn Wicks of Frisco. Joyce has 5 grandchildren;  Christen and her husband Blaine McGowan, Tyler and his wife Katy Wicks, and Brandi, Bailey, and Ayden Wicks.  She leaves behind 4 great grandchildren; Logan, Alyssa and Frankie McGowan, and Aydin Duncan-Morgan all living in the DFW area. Joyce is also survived by two sisters Norma and her husband Art Soto of Burleson and Doris and her husband Charles Allumbaugh of Midlothian.