VidorJoyce Carol Wagner Wilson, 69, of Vidor, passed Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 with her family by her side. To celebrate her life, a memorial was held at the Vidor Memorial Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13.

Born June 12, 1940 in Chester, Pa., the daughter of Henry Wagner and Mildred Stone Wagner, Joyce had been a resident of Vidor, where she lived out the remainder of her life with her husband, James Purvis Wilson.

She is blessed with her family. Survivors include her husband, James Purvis Wilson; daughter, Lisa Hanks Sanders and her husband, Michael Sanders; son, Ricky Hanks; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hanks Nixon; son, Bobby Hanks and his wife Roxanne; stepdaughter, Phyllis Hall and Debbie Wilson; brother, Henry (Sonny) Wagner Jr. and his wife Barbara; sister, Linda Runkle and her husband Bill; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

“Saying she loved her grandchildren would be an understatement, they were her life!” Her granddaughters, Christina Hanks Droddy and her husband Raegan, Loreal Blanchard, Britlyn and Blakleigh Sanders, Echo Hanks and Heather Askew; grandsons, Cody Hanks and his wife Monica, J’me Blanchard and his wife Kayla, Chaz Hanks, Josh and Luke Saunders. They gave her more to love with ten great-grandchildren, Kohlton, Kameron, Konnor, Trace, Branson, Hadlee, Paris, Tanner, Miranda and Zach.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Wagner and Mildred Stone Wagner; brother, Wayne Wagner; and great-grandchildren, Kain, Kohl and Karter Droddy.

She is the most loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and best friend you could ever ask for. Always there; caring and loving everyone is what she enjoyed most. We will cherish her memory and always keep her close. Her grace and beauty will never fade. “Thank you God for sending us our angel, for she has blessed us with so much”.