Bettye "Joyce" James, 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 10, 2017


Joyce was born December 27, 1957 to Jack & Violet (Wooden) King, in Bakersfield, CA. The family moved to Oklahoma when she was 2 years old. 

Joyce graduated from Midwest City High School in 1976, worked at Macklanburg Duncan where in 1983 she met Joseph James. They were married in 1986 and were blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, Julie, Jessica, and Brittany. She later worked for Dana Corporation, operated the family liquor store, and eventually retired from WalMart. Bettye passed away Friday, August 4, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, Joseph, of the home; daughters, Julie, of the home, Jessica (Dustin) Askegaard, of Fargo, ND, and Brittany James (Taylor Ginzl), of Moore; 1 grandson, Bentley James Askegaard, of Fargo, ND; brother, Ralph “Butch” (Laurie) King, of Grenada, MS; sisters, Linda Shipp, of Sherman, TX, Patti (Paul) Miller, of Moore, twin, Jayne (David) Humphreys, of Coal, OK, and brother, Jody King, of Del City; half-sisters, Shauna Mitchell (Ken), of Choctaw and Vonda Matthews (Paul), of Warner Robbins, GA; in-laws, Joseph (Laurine) James, of OKC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Joyce enjoyed fishing, riding on the motorcycle with Joseph and was a huge NASCAR fan. She loved to go antiquing with her sisters. She loved the old movies and family get-togethers. Her first love was her family, especially her grandson, Bentley. Joyce was a wonderful, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and mother-in-law, who will be missed tremendously. She was deeply loved and has battled rheumatoid arthritis for 25 years and was in excruciating pain most of the time – she never complained.

The family will receive friends and family from 6pm-8pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 7301 S. Walker Ave., OKC. Interment to follow at Moore Cemetery, Moore, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home.



Tammy Dockter commented on 07-Aug-2017 09:54 PM
Prayers for your entire family. Wishing you comfort from precious memories and from the support that comes from friends and family that love you. Hugs from all of us, Doc & Tammy, Streeter & Kaylee, Sheyenne & Seth
Loretta Hestand commented on 07-Aug-2017 09:58 PM
My sincerest condolences to my brother Joseph and 3 nieces in this time of mourning and all of Bettye's family, she will be truly missed.


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