July 10, 1954 - May 15, 2020
Gallion – Joyce Lynn Gallion, age 65, of Lawtey, Florida went to her heavenly home on May 15, 2020 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lakeland, Florida on July 10, 1954 to the late Dannie Platt. Joyce was raised in Lakeland, Florida and after graduating high school she worked in the paint department for a local company. She relocated to Jacksonville, Florida for work and later met the love of her life, James Michael Gallion. They were happily married on October 14, 1972 and have enjoyed 47 years together. Joyce was devoted to her longtime career as a teacher where she proudly served at Argyle Baptist Church Preschool in Jacksonville, FL for many years. She was passionate about children, their education, and teaching them the gospel. Joyce was a member of Shindler Drive Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, but also attended Morgan Road Baptist Church and Highland First Baptist Church after moving to Lawtey in 2000. She loved her Lord and Savior and enjoyed being active in church activities, like Vacation Bible School. More than anything, Joyce loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them all, but especially her grandbabies. She was preceded in death by her father; father-in-law, Martin Gallion; and grandson, Jason Gallion. Joyce is survived by her loving husband, Mike Gallion of Lawtey, FL; her children, John David (Anita) Gallion, James Martin Gallion, and Catina Rachelle (Julie Haisten) Gallion all of Lawtey, FL, Brandi Annette (Charles) Smith of Starke, FL, and Heather Elizabeth (Brian George) Gallion of Glen St. Mary, FL; brothers, Larry (Marsha) Platt and Ronnie (Diane) Platt both of Lakeland, FL; sister, Janice (J.R.) Grayson of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren, Breann Ponce, Brittany Ponce, Harley Smith, Hunter Smith, Haley Robbins, Hannah O’Steen, Trinity Gallion, and James Douglas Gallion; and her mother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Gallion. A Memorial Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 10:00 am at Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Robert Augustine officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. 904-964-5757. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Gallion – Joyce Lynn Gallion, age 65, of Lawtey, Florida went to her heavenly home on May 15, 2020 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lakeland, Florida on July 10, 1954 to the late Dannie Platt. Joyce... View Obituary & Service Information
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