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In Memory of

Joyce Marie Espy

October 12, 1948 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Joyce Marie Estell-Espy was born October 12, 1948 in Bastrop, Texas to Milburn Jona Estell and Fronia Bell Maxwell Estell. She grew up in Round Rock, Texas. Joyce attended Elementary, Junior High and High School through her Junior Year at the Hope Well School in Round Rock, Texas. She completed her Senior Year and graduated with the class of 1967 from Round Rock High School.

Joyce accepted Christ and was Baptized at age 12 at the Sweet Home Baptist Church in Round Rock, Texas. In 1983 she joined the Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist...

Joyce Marie Estell-Espy was born October 12, 1948 in Bastrop, Texas to Milburn Jona Estell and Fronia Bell Maxwell Estell. She grew up in Round Rock, Texas. Joyce attended Elementary, Junior High and High School through her Junior Year at the Hope Well School in Round Rock, Texas. She completed her Senior Year and graduated with the class of 1967 from Round Rock High School.

Joyce accepted Christ and was Baptized at age 12 at the Sweet Home Baptist Church in Round Rock, Texas. In 1983 she joined the Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas where she held faithful membership. Joyce loved singing in the choir and had done so from an early age. She remained a faithful choir member until the failing of her health.

On November 20, 1981 she married Sherman Douglas Espy, to this union 2 daughters were born; Arnetris Renee Espy and Fronisha Faye Espy.

Joyce's work career began in 1968 as a Seasonal Data Transcriber Entry Clerk in the Data Conversion Branch of IRS. She became a permanent employee in 1972. During her tenure with IRS she worked as SAT Tester, Work Leader, and Tax Examiner in different areas within the Service. She served on several details to the Compliance Division, Document Perfection Branch and worked as Work Leader in the Microfilm Unit for several years. In 1987, Joyce became a Tax Examiner in BMF Adjustments and later transferred to a Specialist Position in Post Processing. Joyce retired with 35 years of Service in 2003 from the Microfilm Control Unit, Research Branch Post Processing. She was the joy of every unit she worked in was loved and well respected by not only her
peers but management as well.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Douglas Espy; her father, Milburn Jona Estell; her mother, Fronia Bell Estell-Clark; stepfather, Wallace A. Clark; one sister, Janet Johnson; and her brother, Milburn L. Estell.

She leaves to cherish her memories, daughters, Carmen Denise Jolley (Kenneth) of Houston, Texas, Arnetris Renee Espy-Barnes (Alex), and Fronisha Faye Espy of Round Rock, Texas; step-daughter, Angela Lynette Espy of Hutto, Texas; granddaughters, Audriel Estell, Kennedy Jolley and Genesis Barnes; grandsons, Trevon and Adonis Hill; great-grandson, Andrew Estell; sisters, Alice McLaughlin (Bonnie) of Austin, Texas and Ardie Annette Clark-Harris of St. Louis, Missouri; one aunt, Annette Hurt of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law, Kay Harris of Austin, Texas; nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.