Remembering Our Angel...
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
With humbled submission to the will of God, we stand with this precious family to honor the life of Mrs. Joyce Ann Lundy who was born on Saturday, July 13, 1946 to the parentage of the late Luther and Hattie Bell Adams. She received her former education in the Greensville County Public Schools System in Virginia. During the earlier years of her life, she professed her faith, accepted Jesus Christ, was baptized and joined the Rising Star Baptist Church of Emporia, Virginia. It was there that her love for God was deepened. She enjoyed church and could often be found visiting churches in the community.
As life progressed, Joyce met and united in Holy Matrimony the love of her life, Melvin L. Lundy. This union was blessed with the birth of four children - Cynthia, Melvin Jr., Otelia and Jeffery whom she loved dearly. She believed strongly in the word of God and held dear to the scripture as recorded by Joshua 24:15, “...But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Seeing the need to help provide for her family, she became gainfully employed with Dixie Motel of Emporia, Virginia for many years until they closed. Joyce loved unconditionally. Her love was not limited to just family, but it was shared throughout the community and abroad. She applied the word according to the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:14: “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this you shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Because of her commitment and passion, she was known by many as one who never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? She is worth far more than rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10) Joyce’s qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth.
Yes, Joyce was the epitome of “A Virtuous Woman”. She was the matriarch of the Lundy family and respected as such. The values and principles she instilled will leave a permanent impression in the hearts of all she touched. Joyce’s love for family empowered her to leave them with these parting words: “No time to cry, Don’t shed a tear, I am with God, In spirit I am here. I kept the faith, My spirit is light, I am at peace now, I fought the good fight...”
When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” On Friday, July 10, 2020, while in the care of Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center of Emporia, Virginia, Joyce recalled the refrain “It is well, it is well with my soul” and crossed the great divide, exchanging life for eternal rest. Her seeds are well-sown; her service on earth is complete, and she now experiences the victory and triumph of eternal life. In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Melvin, she was preceded in death by: her son Jeffery Lundy.
Though the clouds may hang over, there will be a brighter day. In that land, they call heaven, God shall wipe all tears away. We, who are bound by treasured ties of love and affection as we pass her to God’s keeping: her children, Cynthia Wilson, Melvin Lundy Jr. (Barbara) and Otelia Jones; siblings, Hattie Marie Adams and Alma Beatrice Irby; ten grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A life well lived, a life well loved, the life and legacy of Joyce Ann Lundy.
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