Joy, Margaret Louise
Birth: Friday, June 21, 1929 in Waldorf, Maryland
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Monday, August 07, 2017 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Margaret Louise Joy, "Grace", 88, of Hollywood, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. Born on June 21, 1929 in Waldorf, MD she was the daughter of the late Margaret Gertrude Alvey and Carroll George Alvey.
Grace was the loving wife of the late Philip Benedict Joy, Sr. who she married in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD on February 6, 1951 and whom preceded her in death on February 17, 1999. She was a lifelong St. Mary's County, MD resident and graduated from Margaret Brent School. She was a homemaker. Grace enjoyed bingo, gardening playing with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Grace is survived by her children: James Alvin Joy (Mary) of Clements, MD, Joseph Leroy Joy (Sandy) of Baltimore, MD, Phyllis Ann Tippett of Hollywood, MD, Steven Wayne Joy of Hollywood, MD, 10 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Siblings: Betty Ann Lishaer, Roy Hoffman Alvey and Lawrence David Alvey, she was preceded in death by her son Philip B. Joy, Jr, and siblings: Carroll Louis Alvey, George Kenneth Alvey, James Edward Alvey, Elmer Norwood Alvey, Joseph Sylvester Alvey, Frederick Allen Alvey, Irene Alvey, Clarence Alvey, and Lucille Alvey.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM with prayers recited at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD with Father David Beaubien officiating and Father John Dakes concelebrating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.
Pallbearers will be: PJ Joy, Jesse Tippett, Mike Joy, Tommy Tippett, Brandon Tippett, Roy Alvey and David Alvey. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Billy Alvey, Johnny Alvey, Kenny Alvey, Jason Alvey, Scott Harmon and Marlin Alvey. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 415 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201 and American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.