Joyce Marie Brown, 83, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2022. She was born on June 12, 1939 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Woody and Lucy Carter. She graduated from Central High School Class of 1957 in Chattanooga. Joyce was a life-long Methodist and was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church. She began working at age 14 at Hart’s Auto Parts, then retired from TVA after 20 years of service then became the office manager for her son’s medical practice and retired at age 76.
She loved traveling throughout Europe, South America, and the United States. She loved music, especially music by Elvis Presley. She had a passion for cars, old and new, and especially loved driving her convertible.
Her family is what she treasured the most. She got extreme joy from giving. Her grandchildren, “her babies “, were the joy of her life. She adored them and loved spending time with them.
She will be truly missed until we meet again.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Brown.
Survivors include her son, Dr. Sean Brown (Haven Caylor-Brown); sisters, Peggy Lamb and Lynda Reed; along with her grandchildren, Ammon and Carter Caylor-Brown.
Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
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The family will receive friends 4-8 PM Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.