Joyce Irene Risinger, 77, of Orange, passed away on June 15, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Shreveport, La., on Jan. 9, 1938, she was the daughter of George Etheredge and Laverne Burns. Joyce loved helping others and singing gospel music. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts, sewing, scrapbooking, gardening, and creating silk flower arrangements. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful servant of Christ, serving the Lord through singing hymns and praise music.
She is preceded in death by her son, Ben Risinger; grandsons, Nick Franck and Tyler Risinger and her brother, Coleman Etheredge.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 59 years, Delbert Risinger; children, Mike Risinger and wife, Linda of Orange, Annette Franck of Mauriceville, and Randy Risinger and wife, Sylvia of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Brian Risinger, Eric Risinger, Willie Franck, Stacy Broussard, Sherrie Royer, Cory Risinger and Nicole Lind and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by half-brothers, Jerry, Roy and Jimmy Etheredge and half-sister, Sophie Etheredge.
Serving as pallbearers will be Willie Franck, Cory Risinger, Eric Risinger, Brian Risinger, Michael Royer, Daniel Broussard, Trey Broussard and Hunter Franck.