Joyce Ellen Elliott died at 67 in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 21, 2016 in her sleep. Joyce was born October 11, 1948 in Marysville, MO to Mabel and Lauren Runnels. She was a Tiger at Humansville High School, Class of '66. She was in softball, glee club, pep club, band, and choir. Married her love, Paul Elliott, in 1969. She recently retired from NMMRA/Health Insight and always worked hard in all her careers to provide for her family. Joyce has lived in Missouri, Texas and New Mexico. She was a devout member of El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church and loved her church community. She enjoyed puzzles, church activities, TV, her cats, and being with her family.
She is now in heaven with her husband, parents, sister, Velda, sister-in-law, Betty Campos.
She is survived by Laura Elliott and Raymond Padilla, daughter and son-in-law, daughter Tanya Elliott, Sean and Estelle Elliott, son and daughter-in-law; her seven grandchildren, Steven Martinez, Alyssia Benavidez, Nicole Benavidez, her partner Gilbert Zamora, Paul Elliott, Alexys Padilla, Serina Chavez and Jeramon Padilla; one great-grandchild Izrahiah Zamora; her beloved cat Azul; and all her extended family and friends.
Services will be held Friday, February 26, 2016 at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church 700 Granite Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Viewing from 1-2pm. Service starts at 2pm. Graveside service to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, then reception to follow back at El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church. Pallbearers include Steven Martinez, Paul Elliott, Jeramon Padilla, Gilbert Zamora, Fernando Arras and Dustin Enriquez.
Daniels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and may be contacted at 505-842-8800, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Flowers may be sent to Funeral Home.
Memorial Donations may be made to El Buen Samaritano in honor of Joyce.
Joyce was a loving mother and grandmother, kind and giving friend and just the most amazing woman we know! Thank you to everyone for your love and support.
Daniels Family Funeral Services
1100 Coal Ave Se Albuquerque, NM 87106