Joyce Bumpus Kirkpatrick, age 74, of Guntersville, passed away in her sleep on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Pace, Fla.
She was predeceased by husband William H. (Bill) Kirkpatrick; parents Fred and Catherine Bumpus; and bothers Wayne, Carl and Ralph Bumpus.
Joyce is survived by her daughter Jill Kirkpatrick; sister Glenda Phelan; brother Bruce (Melinda) Bumpus; and stepdaughter Ann Gilbert (Joseph III)
Joyce had a gentle spirit and a sweet smile. She will be remembered as a loving, gracious, non-judgmental, witty loyal friend to many as well as a wonderful cook. She enjoyed the beauty of nature, gardening, photography, traveling, collecting Barbie dolls, crafting and spending quality time with friends and family.
Joyce was a community volunteer and contributed years of service to the various clubs and organizations of which she was a member. She will be forever loved and missed by her family, friends and adored felines, Bella and Izzy.
A Celebration of Life service will be held for Joyce at Lake Guntersville State Park in May. Arrangements were kindly coordinated under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home in Milton, Fla.
As a memorial to Joyce, if desired, please consider doing a random act of kindness for someone or donating to your local animal shelter.