Joyce M. Brents, daughter of the late Virgie Stevens Johnson and Marshall Johnson, was born on March 26, 1936, in Dexter and died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter at the age of 73.
Mrs. Brents was retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a former resident of rural Essex currently living in Dexter. She was a member of Taylor General Baptist Church.
On Oct. 8, 1954 she was united in marriage to Roy Brents in Dexter, who survives of the home.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Vicki Hunsperger and Debbie Harris, both of Dexter; one sister, Marlene Winstead of Dexter; two grandchildren, Misty Bess and Justin Hunsperger; two great-grandchildren, Caleb Bess and Cassie Bess.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Johnson and Jerry Johnson; and by one sister Joy Duckworth.
A graveside service was held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Essex Cemetery with Rev. Jim Hook officiating.
Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter was in charge of arrangements.