Ms. Joyce Barineau of Loganville, GA, formerly of Trinity, NC and Clarkston, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 after a courageous fight against cancer. She is preceded in death by father, Hentz Barineau; mother, Margaret Barineau; sister, Betty McElreath; brother-in-law, Mitch McElreath; brother, Eugene Barineau. Joyce is survived by Aunt, Sue Miller; sister-in-law, Dot Barineau; nephew, Mike McElreath; niece, Brenda Martz; nephew, Ben Barineau; niece, Janet Jacobs. Joyce was born in October 10, 1935 and attended Clarkston High School where she played basketball. She graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville with a BS degree in Physical Education. Joyce taught at Cross High School and coached basketball and tennis. After retirement she moved to Trinity, NC where she enjoyed the mountains, friends, golf and her West Highland white terrier. She later returned to Loganville, GA where she resided until death. Joyce will always be remembered for her love of family, friends, her dedicated caregiver- Barbara Atherton and pet dog, Millie. A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, or Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

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  1. Prayers for her family. She touched so many lives, helping so many become strong adults.

  2. My fellow alumni and myself from the 1960’s are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ms. Barrineau. She was a wonderful person, as well as coach and PE teacher. Her door was always open for a bit of wisdom for her students. She was at Cross Keys for many years and one of the original faculty members.

  3. RIP Coach, great lady and great memories from the early ‘80’s at Cross Keys. ❤️

  4. She was my high school gym teacher, and always had such good humour. I remember playing many game of ping-pong with her, and I won exactly one time.

  5. So sorry for your loss. She was also my gym teacher at Cross Keys. I graduated in 1971. She made PE enjoyable. May she Rest In Peace with the Lord. 🌹

  6. Many memories from the 70’s at CKHS. Always kind. May you Rest In Peace and comforting hands be laid upon your loved ones.

  7. You were a great Coach Joyce Barineau. You had me from 1965 to 1970. Thank you for being there for us. Cross Keys High School.

  8. My condolences and deepest sympathy for her loved ones. Miss Barineau often partnered with my assigned gym teacher, Mrs. Palmer, to teach us special skills like tumbling, gymnastics, basketball, tennis, and golf. I knew her and was taught by her on those special occasions in my 8th grade PE class during the 1968/69 school year. She was a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher and coach. May her memory always be a blessing to those who new and loved her.

  9. So glad we got to reconnect a few years back. Always will have wonderful memories of CK basketball.

  10. She was a legend as a fine educator and a fine person and a loving friend. Her memory will live on as long as we do. May she be reunited with all her loved ones now in blessed eternity.

  11. I’m sure you will hear from many of her students. She was a true original, and a great teacher. The number of lives she touched and influenced is beyond count. All the CK kids will know what I mean when I say I see Mrs. Palmer meeting her at the Pearly Gates.

  12. So sorry for this great loss. Joyce and my husband, Sam, taught and coached together many years at Cross Keys. I first met her in
    1953, while we were freshman at GSCW (Georgia College). . My deepest sympathy to her family and many close friends.

  13. She was a kind and wonderful basketball coach. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  14. This lady was a great mentor during my teen years at Cross Keys High. She dedicated herself to her students, as well as her assistant Coach Palmer. It didn’t matter the circumstances that you were going through, they both were there to help you through it! Fond and great memories will carry on for Coach Barineau. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

  15. We loved her very much! I played Varsity basketball at Cross Keys as a freshman. She was always positive and inspired us to be the best we could be! She was an awesome lady. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  16. She was a great Basketball Coach & friend. She always gave me great advice, but I was not talented enough for basketball
    & being a cheerleader, so she encouraged me to choose the thing I enjoyed most. After a lot of thought & consideration I gave up basketball. But I missed our daily interaction greatly.

  17. Joyce was always a wonderful and kind individual. She was almost like a member of my family.
    She will be missed by so many.

  18. “Miss Barineau” was my PE teacher in 8th grade. I hated PE but she made it bearable by being so kind and fair to everyone. She was a great teacher and Cross Keys was lucky to have her.

  19. Joyce was a sweet person who always welcomed me each time I came to do yard work for her. I will always remember her love for the Atlanta Braves. Rest well!! I will see you again.

  20. So sorry to hear of Ms. Barineau’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Barineau family.

  21. So sorry to hear this. Ms Barrineau was my homeroom teacher at Cross Keys, early 80’s. She was a great fun lady.

  22. I am deeply saddened about the passing of Coach Barineau. I lived in Florida for a while but came home where my family and friends I missed them. Being blessed with knowing Coach Barineau for my PE teacher made me more confident. She was so motivating me to do my best. She was a great person who changed all Cross Keys students for the better. Thank you Coach.

  23. Ms Barineau did not know this loved her I was a football coach I did 8th grade girls basketball for her I said to her I yell a lot she said “Maybe we need that” Good good person.

  24. CandleImageMs Barineau was my gym teacher at Cross Keys HS in 8th grade. I truly enjoyed having her as my teacher and mentor.

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