July 3, 1937 ~ January 18, 2022

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Joyce Christene Stevens Mikul, age 84, of Lawrenceville passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Taylor; brother, Charles Thomas Stevens (Daphne); nephew, Tommy Stevens. Joyce was a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church. She enjoyed having lunch with her many friends, painting, sewing and various other crafts.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00PM on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Wages & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, January 24, 2022, in the Chapel of Smoke Rise Baptist Church with Dr. Chris George officiating. Interment will follow at Crest Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. I will miss my sweet friend, Joy. Her name was fitting for her. She brought joy to many places and many people and spoke well of her family and friends. I never heard her complain although she faced some difficult circumstances in life. She maintained a positive outlook during illness and confinement and expressed love and care for others. She smiled with her whole being and radiated love and care. God bless her life and memory.

    • Thank you Jim. I always appreciated your visits with Mama. She was blessed by the Bible verses and prayers that you two shared.

  2. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Joy was a precious lady and you were a wonderful daughter.
    We love you so much.

    David & Rowena Player

  3. I will miss my high school friend, Joy Stevens. We have a close girls’ lunch bunch, eating the first Wednesday of every month and Joy always looked forward to those get-togethers. There is nothing like keeping in touch with old friends. We’ve missed her and Cheryl over the past several months.

    My sympathy to Cheryl and all Joy’s family. I will be praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Cheryl, know you are loved and we count you as one of the “girls,” so we’ll keep expecting you for lunch each month.

    My love,
    Sue

  4. On behalf of the Hoke Smith High School, Atlanta, GA Class of 1955, we wish to express our deepest sympathy to Joy’s family. She was a special classmate and friend to all. We shall miss her very much. She was one of our ”Lunch Bunch” for over 40 year and helped the Reunion Committee for many years. Her name ”JOY” suited her well. Many are praying for you Cheryl and loved your mother and you.
    For the Reunion Committee,
    Glo Hadley Horetz

    • Thank you Glo and Hoke Smith High School Alumni. Mama was very fond of her high school memories. She really enjoyed all the lunches, and the reunions were very important to her!

  5. My thoughts are with you, Cheryl. You are a wonderful daughter for taking such good care of your Mother, just as she took wonderful care of you. As others have said, the name Joy was perfect for your Mother. I remember fondly the joy and laughter Aunt Joy always brought to the Taylor family gatherings when we were growing up!

    • Thank you Barry. We DID have lots of laughs “on Mama” didn’t we! Memories that we will never forget. Thank you for standing beside me during this trying time.

  6. CandleImageDear Joyce & her husband Ben were wonderful neighbors of ours for many years. Joyce always glad to see us & had a beautiful smile on her face every time we greeted each other. She was so proud of her art work & we are blessed to have two of her pieces hanging in our kitchen. We will miss our special neighbor & will think of her sweet friendship when we any time we drive by her house.
    Sending our love to her in heaven. Tom & Pat Locher.

  7. Dear Cheryl,
    I just heard today about the passing of Joy and just wanted to reach out to you to let you know how sorry I am. She was a fine lady and I loved her and Ben. Joy and I lived on Ormond Street in Grant Park and lived there until we both married. I was so happy to see her again when Charles and I joined Smoke Rise Baptist Church. She and Charles graduated from Hoke Smith High School the same year — 1955. I really enjoyed getting to know you when you started bringing her back to Smoke Rise after Ben died. You were certainly a good daughter to her. May God bless and comfort you.

    Love and prayers,
    Helen

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