Our precious mother, Ovie Joy McAllister, 79, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Pleasant Groves Holiness Church with Rev. Shirley Byrum and Rev. James Black officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Groves Cemtery.
She married Auther McAllister in 1960, and they lived together for 60 wonderful years. A caring and loving mother, Joy devoted her life to her husband, children and the Pleasant Groves Holiness church. As the wife of a minister for over 40 years, she embodied the traits of a virtuous woman: strong, kind, blessed and faithful. She was known for her honesty, sense of humor and the love she gave to all around her.
Joy is survived by her children, Connie (Dale) Parker, Mike (Susie) McAllister, Vickie (Steven) Law, Clint (Sharon) McAllister; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby (Glenda) Carden; best friend, Nina McAllister; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband in 2020; parents, Verna and Louise Carden; brother, Denny Carden; sister, Carol Bonds.