Joyce Lee Hentz was born on June 3, 1949, in Panola County to the late Sam and Jessie Clara Cathey Hentz.
Joyce professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Patton Lane School and graduated in 1968.
She was employed as a seamstress at Panola Mills Sewing Factory for many years until her health failed.
When she was not working, Joyce enjoyed visiting people at the nursing home and those on the sick and shut-in, taking care of the children in the neighborhood, and sitting outside.
On Monday, July 5, 2021, Joyce answered the Master’s call and traded mortality for immortality. She leaves to cherish her memories, one son, Keith Hentz of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Jalexus Hentz of Oxford, MS, Zach White and Questin Polk both of Batesville, MS; five great grandchildren; four sisters, “Polly” Leanna Baker, Jessie Mae Hamilton, Mary M. Ellis, and Ivory Hentz all of Batesville, MS; five brothers, Levi Hentz of Memphis, TN, Annies Hentz (Rose), Sam Hentz, Freeman Hentz, and Willie Earl Hentz (Annette) all of Batesville, MS; one sister-in-law, Mary Alice Hentz of Chicago, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Truman Hentz.
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