Joyce Hill Young



Tuscumbia, AL – Mrs. Joyce Hill Young, 91, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Decatur Morgan Hospital, Parkway Campus, Decatur, AL due to a sudden illness. She was born July 30, 1925 in Hunt County, Texas to Leonard Hill and Lorine Cummings, both of Itaw. Co., MS. She married Carl W. Young on July 13, 1946 and they shared 66 years together before his death May 15, 2013. Joyce was a homemaker who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed cooking and quilting. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Tuscumbia, AL, where she served as secretary in Sunday School Ladies Class 4, participating in all outreach programs.
A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Dr. Marvin Murphy officiating. A graveside service will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Itawamba County. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. to service time.
Joyce is survived by her daughter and primary caregiver, Janice Cross (John) of Decatur; son, Carl F. Young of Alcoa, TN; sister, Kitty Brewer of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Daniel Cross, Andrew Cross, Courtney Bailey (Josh), and Amanda Davis; great granddaughter, Alivia Davis, and a host of near and dear in-laws and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters, Louise Hill, Eileen Dorroh, and Carolyn Frazier; her brothers, Maurice Hill and Frank Hill; brother-in-law, William Brewer.
Pallbearers will be Jack Brewer, Luke Frazier, Lewie Frazier, Neal Dorroh, Mark Meredith, and Bobby Young.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 203 N. Dickson St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674 or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be e-mailed to