Joyce Runnels Slonaker

Joyce Runnels Slonaker, 68, of Laurel died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her residence.

Services will be Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Laurel. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and service will follow at 11. Burial will follow at McNair Cemetery in Mount Olive. Rev. Mike Allen will officiate.

She was preceded in death by her parents W.E. and Virginia Runnels, sister Joann Speed and beloved grandson Will Slonaker.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years Clark Slonaker; son Jeremy Slonaker; daughter Kim Johnson (Brad); grandchildren Barrett and Virginia Slonaker and Madelyn and Anna Kathryn Johnson; three sisters, Kay Runnels, Judy Runnels and Nan Sullivan (John Larry); and one brother-in-law, Randy Slonaker (Kate); and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Laurel. Joyce was a registered nurse and practiced for many years. However her most cherished professions were that of a supportive spouse and a devoted mother and grandmother. She was our biggest fan.

Pallbearers will be Barrett Slonaker, John Larry Sullivan, Josh Sullivan, Tracy Runnels, Jack Runnels and John Runnels.

The family is very grateful for the loving care given to Joyce by Forrest General Hospice care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Highway 15 North, Laurel, MS 39440.

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