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Joyce Emerson

June 7, 1949 — July 12, 2020

Mrs. Joyce Faye Emerson of Campbellsville passed from this life on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. Born to the late Roy Carter and Carrie (Brown) Slinker on June 27, 1949, she was 71 years and 15 days of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Emerson was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom until an automobile accident left her permanently disabled. She found life around water therapeutic and comforting, and enjoyed swimming and boating often.

She leaves to mourn her passing:

Two sisters: Dee Marchesiello and husband Jim of Tampa, Florida, and Lora Garrett of Campbellsville,

A niece and caretaker: Bonnie Bell,

A friend and caretaker: Hammond Miller,

Other nieces and nephews: Carolyn, Barbara, Michael, Brian, Rex, Roy, Carrie, Roger, Ronnie, Kathy, and Elizabeth,

And several other extended family members and friends.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Russell Emerson, and seven siblings, Sonny, Jimmy, Alice, Shirley, Inez, Lydia, and Jean.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Emerson on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Interment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for a walk-through visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 15, from 12:00 noon until time for the service.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY 42718

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