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Services for Joyce Ann "Mimi" Callaway, 67, of Cross Roads, are scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Willow Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Yarber officiating. Burial will be in Malakoff Cemetery under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Callaway passed away February 19, 2018 in Athens after a long battle with cancer and heart complications. She was born November 29, 1950 in Athens. She was formerly co-owner and operator of Callaway Funeral Home. Joyce loved her family unconditionally. She loved to travel, camping and raising a garden. She also liked picking berries and raising chickens and ducks. She loved to work in the yard and could run circles around everyone. She loved basketball and watching her grandchildren's sporting activities.
She is preceded in death by her father, Glenn Krumpe; mother and stepfather, T.C. and Pearlie Williams; son, Anthony Bret Callaway; half-sister, Mary Ann Sinclair; step-brother, Gene Williams; and brother-in-law, Larry Callaway.
Survivors include husband of 46 years, Wayne Callaway of Cross Roads; daughter, Victoria Faith Neal of Cross Roads; son, Lyle Wayne Callaway and wife Kim of Cross Roads; step-sister, Juanita Wettington of Palestine; step-brother, Danny Williams of Cross Roads; mother-in-law, Peggy Callaway of Trinidad; sister-in-law, Cindy Stephens of Trinidad; grandchildren, Tristen Matheny, Cameron Jones, Brett Neal, Mikey Neal and Tucker Callaway; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, unofficial adopted children, foreign exchange students and many friends.
Pallbearers will be Tristen Matheny, Cameron Jones, Brett Neal, Mikey Neal, Tucker Callaway, Stoney Brawley and Chase Ratkley. Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan Hooten and Dillon Lovasz.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701, or, Willow Springs Baptist Church, 11546 FM 59, Athens, Texas 75751.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published on February 21, 2018
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