Joyce Ann McGraw, 54 of Orange, died Saturday, Dec. 26 in Houston. Funeral Services will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Orange First Church of the Nazarene on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. The Rev. K. Ray McDowell will be officiating services. Joyce will be laid to rest with her family in South Vienna, Ohio. Visitation will be held at Orange First Church of the Nazarene from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Joyce was born on Nov. 21, 1955 in Lima, Ohio. She was the daughter of Carl and Minnie Neuenschwander Steiner; who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Timothy Alan McGraw.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Bruce Alan McGraw of Orange; son, Paul of Kansas City; daughter, Beth Crystal of Orange; sister, Mary K. Steiner of Lima, Ohio as well as several other family members and loved ones.

Joyce found no greater joy than to be with her beloved, Bruce. He was the beat of her heart and the breath in her lungs. She will always be remembered for the way she enveloped her family in compassion and selflessness. She dedicated her life to serving others. Her life’s purpose was to the adoration of her Savior and to the love of her neighbor. Everyone who met her could not help but to love her in return. She has left a legacy that will continue through all those who have met her.

For all those who desire, contributions can be made to the LifeGift Donation Center of Methodist Hospital via Orange First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 MLK Dr. Orange, TX 77632.

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