Mrs. Joyce Elaine Lacey Culberson, age 86, of Adairsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday morning, May 23, 2020.
She was born in Cassville, Georgia, October 21, 1933, to the late Sanford Bell Lacey Sr. and Ruby Lillian Venable Lacey. She was a member of Adairsville Baptist Church and a past member of Garden Lakes Baptist Church and Tabernacle Baptist Church. A faithful christian, she loved to serve and help in her church.
She retired from Bell South after 35 years of service and was a member of the AT&T Pioneers. Joyce genuinely loved her community and always found a way to give back. She was one of the first women to become a member of the Adairsville Lions Club in 1986. Over the years, she has held several positions with the Lions Club: past president, Gold Chain Chairman, Region Chairman, and Zone 4 Chairman. She enjoyed helping with the fundraisers, especially at the Great Locomotive Chase, where she was known for her funnel cakes. She was a lifetime member of the San Souci, served on the Advanced Adairsville Committee, volunteered at the Downtown Depot and the Cartersville Elementary School, and helped with the local GED program. Joyce loved her family and was a proud wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed tending to the family farm, and lover of flowers. She will always be remembered as a gracious, honorable, loving, and beautiful lady.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Brian Culberson; granddaughter, Elizabeth Lacey Culberson; and brothers, Leonard, Glenn, and Sanford Lacey.
Survivors include her loving husband of 67 years, Earl Culberson; son, Rusty and Theresa Culberson; grandchildren, Ami and Ty Jones and Sarah and Glenn Mitchell; great-granddaughter, Piper Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Barton Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Skelton and Rev. Eric Sorrell officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Adairsville.
Members of the Adairsville Lions Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Joyce Elaine Lacey Culberson.