Joyce Bellett Tinsley, 73, of Orange, passed from this life Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont after an illness. .
Born Nov. 6, 1940 in Alexandria, La., to J. C. Bellett, Sr. and Marie (Sexton) Bellett. She had been a resident of Orange since 1947.  Joyce cared for, raised and loved many children in her nursery that she ran from her home for many years. She worked for 15 years and retired from the deli at Kroger in Orange where she was a cook and cake decorator.  Many friends and family will fondly remember her for baking beautiful and delicious cakes. She was a very loving and kind person. The highlight of her life was spending time with her family and going to play Bingo.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Tinsley; daughter, Keena Tinsley, and her brother, James Bellett.  
Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Ronda Hamilton and husband, Milton of Vinton, Nancy Barker and husband, Mike, and Joy Reeves and husband, Tony, all of Orange; son, Bill Tinsley and wife, Marie of Orange; sisters, Linda Russell of Clarksville, TN., Anna Marple and husband, Ken of Orange; brother, Rodney Bellett and wife, Paulette of Orange; grandchildren, Randy Barker, Kayla Kahl, Lauren Reeves, Taylor Tinsley, Bradley Barlow, Hannah Eubanks and husband, Taylor and Rebekah Harrod, and her great grandson, Slayde Barker.  Joyce is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services to remember and honor her life will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Aug. 7,  in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with the Rev. Keith Pennington, officiating. Rite of committal and interment will follow services, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.  
A gathering of Joyce’s family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.  
Honoring Joyce as pallbearers are her nephews, Jeff Bellett, Paul Bellett, Chuck Greene, Jim Greene, Kenny Marple and Kris Marple.  
Joyce’s family wishes to extended special thanks to Amy and Telice, her nurses who lovingly cared for her at the Infusion Center at Baptist Hospital in Orange, as well as the staff of Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.  
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