Joyce Thompson Haigood

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Joyce Thompson Haigood, 82, of Waco, passed away peacefully to her heavenly residence surrounded by her loved ones Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Visitation: 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Burial:  Waco Memorial Park

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Joyce was born to Edmond and Mary Thompson (Lance) on August 2, 1938. Joyce married her loving husband of 53 years on November 19, 1960. Gene and Joyce lived the fairy tale marriage and always loved and cared for one another. Joyce was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a star athlete and has been inducted into the Midway Sports Hall of Fame for her prolific basketball career. She set two state records in 1955 while leading her team to the state championship.  Although Mrs. Haigood was a star athlete, she was an outstanding mother and grandmother.

Better known as Memaw, she gave all her children and grandchildren the utmost love.  She will be remembered as one of the greatest mothers and Memaw’s in all of God’s creations.  Joyce always put her children and grandchildren in front of herself and made sure they had everything under the sky. Memaw made it to every sporting event possible and always made sure to give her advice before complimenting.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother.

Memaw is survived by her daughters, Threasa Smith and Bubba and Debbie Dorris and Wade; son, Daryle Haigood; 10 grandkids; 14 great-grandkids; two great-great-grandkids; and by many other nieces, nephews and numerous loved ones.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Ryals Jr., Kevin Ryals, Tye Alambar, Tate Alambar, Cutter Haigood and Kalob Skains. Honorary pallbearers will be Gaige Coffman, Evan Moreno and Jacob Skains.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. So sorry for your loss!! My heart and prayers go out to all of you!! My love to all of you!

  2. She will be missed. But is with Gene now and so happy. She will forever want h over you All. RIP Joyce until we .eet again

  3. Cindy (Wright) Byrd

    I’m so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She will be truly missed. Prayers for the family in this time of sorrow.

  4. Debbie Cureton Foley

    We were so sorry to learn of your loss. She was a sweet lady, and she and Gene were always such good friends to Dad. I know that she and Gene are together again with the Lord. Love and sympathy from Bob Cureton and
    Debbie Cureton Foley.

  5. Such a great lady and friend. Loved our visits at the bank! My sympathies to all the family.

  6. Dear Debbie and Family,

    So very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Take care.

    Debbie Coleman Jones and Ronnie Jones

  7. Dede Schmedthorst

    Joyce, you maybe gone from our earthly life, but you will never be forgotten, I will forever remember your kind heart, all with love, and many fond memories . My sympathies to all those that you touched, and loved , I know you touched my heart, with always welcoming me in your home, May you Rest In Peace, Dede

  8. Cathy Cureton-Martin

    Sending each of you my love & prayers during this
    difficult time & forever after. Joyce was such a wonderful lady, our families spent a lot of time together when I was young & Debbie (Gabby) & Threasa (Kiko) were always the best. Geno & Joyce are celebrating being reunited & will be the best guardian angels for all of you. Be strong & be there for one another & know I’m here if you need me. Love y’all bunches.

  9. Dack & Crystal Coffman

    MeMaw was a great lady. Loved her family beyond measure. Loved Papaw. Loved Bingo. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. May she Rest In Peace. Love and prayers for all
    Her family.

  10. Charles Gonzales

    Daryle and Haigood Family,

    Sorry for your loss. May God provide His comfort to you during these trying times.

    Charlie Gonzales

  11. Sorry for your lost she was a great person always had a smile on her face and you knew the love she had for her kids and grandkids she will be missed but know she will be with all of you watching over all Rest in Peace Ms. Joyce.

    Brenda Raines

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