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Joyce Pressley ChewningAugust 14, 1935 ~ July 15, 2017 (age 81)
Joyce Pressley Chewning, formerly of Tucker, Georgia, died on July 15, 2017 at her residence in Gainesville, Georgia, at the age of 81.
She grew up in Lilburn, Georgia and graduated from Lilburn High School at the age of 15. At the age of 16 she went to work at BellSouth/AT&T, where she retired after 38 years. She then went on to work for the United Methodist Foundation and Action Ministries, Inc. She was active in the Harmony Grove United Methodist Church where she participated in Sunday School, the choir, and the United Methodist Women.
Joyce was known for her deep and abiding love for her family. One of the ways she demonstrated her love was through her wonderful ability to cook. She spent most of her Saturdays preparing desserts for the upcoming week. In spite of her busy work schedule, most every night would include a home cooked meal that was expertly prepared and placed on the table in record time.
Joyce was preceded in death by her mother and father, Hoke and Era Pressley and by her husband of 52 years, Don Chewning. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Chewning, her grandsons, Jonathan and Matthew Chewning, and her sisters, Jean Mims, Geraldine Wright and Judy Hauck.
Services celebrating her life will be held at 3:00 pm on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church located at 50 Harmony Grove Road, Lilburn, Georgia 30047. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 3:00 at Harmony Grove Church. Her interment will be at Floral Hills Memory Gardens located at 3000 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, Georgia 30084.
In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to Harmony Grove United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.