Joy Pavlicek, age 76, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 surrounded by her children in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born in Alice, Texas on April 14, 1940 to William Archie and Kate Francis Owens Whitman.

Joy was an amazing artist. She walked hand in hand with the Lord throughout her life. Joy always had great faith and was the foundation of her family and leaves a beautiful legacy behind in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joy was a loving wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Eugene Edward Pavlicek.

Joy is survived by her two children, Terry Eugene Pavlicek of Corpus Christi, Texas and Candy (Stormy) Keiper of Sandia, Texas, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Linnie Patricia Britt of Corpus Christi and Wilta Jean (Charles) Reeves of Uvalde, Texas.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Holmgreen Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel. Graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Piedras Pintas family cemetery in Benavides, Texas.

Services are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas

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