Gertrude Joy (Johnson) Lynch, known to friends and family as "Joy" passed away on
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Wednesday, August 15,2019, at the age of 85 years. She was the daughter of the late Clark A.
and Gertrude Shivers Johnson. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her loving
Born on July 27,1934, Joy was a lifelong resident ofFarmhaven, Mississippi where she
was an active and beloved member of the community. She was a member of Church of God
church; and attended Farmhaven Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano over the
years. Joy was a loving caregiver to many family and friends, and she brought happiness and joy
to all who knew her, living up to her name "Joy".
Joy began her work career at Anderson Mattress Company in Anderson, Indiana. She
also worked at Madison County Farm Bureau, Udico Electric Company and retired from
Magnolia Federal Bank in 1993.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents, Clark and Gertrude Johnson; husband, William
Riley (Bill) Lynch; son, Brent Alan Lynch; brothers, Leo Johnson, John Johnson, Herman
Johnson, Orville Johnson and Dewey Johnson; and sister, Irene Johnson Trigleth.
She is survived by her son, Mark Alan Lynch, (Ginger); daughter, Janis Marie Ainsworth,
all of Madison, Mississippi; and Grandsons, Adam Riley Lynch (26), Matthew Tyler
Zimmerman (23) and William Blake Zimmerman (18); sister-in-law, Sybil Lynch of Canton,
Mississippi; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19,2019 at Culpepper
Funeral Home in Canton, Mississippi, 3434 North Liberty Street, Canton, MS; and on Tuesday,
August 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.-II :00 a.m., before departing in procession for a graveside
service, to Lotville Cemetery (Farmhaven Cemetery), Pat Luckett Road, Farmhaven, Mississippi.
In lieu of flowers, Joy requested that donations be made to charity of choice.