Joyce Marina Scroggins
Joyce Marina Scroggins
  • September 13, 1935 - August 22, 2017
  • Nacogdoches, Texas

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Funeral service for Joyce M. Scroggins, 81, of Nacogdoches, will be on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:30 am at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors with Pastor Caleb Mills officiating of Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nacogdoches.

Mrs. Scroggins died on August 22, 2017, in Nacogdoches. She was born on September 13, 1935, in Oxford, England.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 5:00- 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Cyril and Queenie Yeates.

She is lovingly survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas "Tom" Scroggins; 4 daughters, Karen Evans, Deborah Scroggins, Elaine Bates, Angela Scroggins; five grandchildren, Joseph Sanders and wife, Holly, Coy Sanders, Stacy Whitaker and Rand Matuza, Megan Evans, Amanda Russell; 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Eileen and Beryl; brother, Ronnie "John" Yeates; brother-in-law, Melvin Scroggins; sister-in-law, Joan Meziere and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was an independent women who enjoyed being by her husband's side. While serving during the Vietnam War on tour, Tom met her at a dance. They danced all night and shortly after he proposed and they began their new life in the States. She loved the outdoors and learned to drive dump trucks and bulldozers! She loved gardening of flowers and vegetables, taking walks and caring for animals. Joyce and Tom continued to dance and were quite good dancers. They could take over the dance floor and enjoyed every minute of it. Joyce was also very artistic and could draw and paint quite well. Tom and she often created items that they could sell at Flea Markets across East Texas. She loved to find a good bargain. She could walk out of a grocery store with a full basket and after all of her coupons the store paid her!

Joyce was able to visit her home country twice during her life. She enjoyed her trips and learned that her true home was next to her husband wherever he was. She will be missed by her family and not forgotten.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.