Joan Marie Dies (September 27, 1952-July 9,2020)
Born to Willie Mae and Preston Foxworth on September 27, 1952. Joan was the fifth and final girl. Joan was soon followed by 5 brothers who rounded out the family's 13 children. As a small child, Joan tended to her younger brothers like a mother hen to chicks, alternately ruling with a stern hand and loving with a generous heart.
Joan met and married the love of her life, Frederick Dies in 1970. Just prior to her death, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. In 1972, they expanded their family with the birth of the first of their 3 children, with others following in 1974 and 1980. The years flew quickly and soon they had 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Charlie, Robert, Jerry and Roger, sister Peggy, grandson Kurt "Booger" Jr and great grandson Deklynn.
She is survived by her husband Frederick, 3 children, Tracy, Amanda and Matthew, grandsons Marschal, Dustin, Justin, Randall, Kaleb, Alexander, Joshua, Anthony, Jarrod, Noah, Gavin and Remington, granddaughters Katie, Amara and Amaia, and 14 great grandchildren, siblings Ann, Shirley, Dorothy, Larry, Keith, Johnny and Joe.
While her soul belongs to God, her memory is ours.