On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Joyce G. Bradshaw, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at age 89.
A New Jersey native, Joyce spent most of her twilight years in Wimberley, Texas where she authored and published several books of poetry and other introspective writings, often with biblical themes. Joyce was not drawn to worldly trappings, but instead chose to live a wholesome and simple life, first in service as a missionary in Mexico, and later a quiet and private life with her husband, John, in the Texas hill country. There she faithfully tended to the local wildlife, her lovely garden, and an array of adopted cats.
Joyce had a passion for the English language and a clever turn of phrase. She loved a fine cup of coffee and the sweet sounds of classical music or a beautiful songbird. She was a very private person but cared deeply for her small circle of loved ones, including her husband, children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and her cherished kitties.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents Gladys and King and her daughter, Karen. She is survived by her brother Judson, her husband, John, two daughters, Jeanne, and Ruth, as well as numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
A family graveside service was held on Saturday, January 9th at Our Lady of the Rosary cemetery in Georgetown, Texas. In remembrance of Joyce G. Bradshaw’s life, the family asks that charitable donations be made to (http://www.hopehouseaustin.org/donate.aspx) as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.
Haiku by Joyce G. Bradshaw
I lived a good life
God blessed me through all my years
What more could I ask?