Bayse, Joyce Craighead Janney

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Joyce Ann Craighead Janney Bayse, 82, of Copper Hill, Va., passed away at home with her children by her side on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. She was born on September 14, 1936, to the late Frank and Mae Craighead.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband, Harris Janney; her second husband, Jewell F. Bayse III; daughter, Lisa Puckett; and grandson, Wesley Igoe. She is survived by her children, Steve Janney, Jerry “Petie” Janney (Brenda), Darrell Craighead, Tammie Sowers (Ronald), Bonnie Igoe, Don Bayse (Joyce), and Pat Leonard (Mike); 15 grandchildren, Eric Janney, Jason Janney, Jeremy Janney, Brittany Atkinson, Joey Craighead, Leslie Craighead, Tabitha Gardner, Barry Sledd Jr., Cory Sledd Sr., Rob Igoe, Kelsey Lane, Taylor Bayse, Nathan Puckett, Wesley Mitchell Puckett, and Marc Leonard; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorrine (Flippy) Sowder and Earlean Shortt; and brother, Harry Craighead (Joyce).

The family would like to give a special thank you to Carilion New River Valley Hospice and Dr. Don Brady for all the love and care shown to Joyce and her family.

Joyce was a member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren. She was a wonderful mother to everyone and would do for others before herself. Joyce retired from Halmode after 35 years. She worked hard and loved with all her heart. Joyce loved to travel to the beach with the family, loved her flowers and keep her yard nice and neat. She enjoyed bluegrass music, flat footing, cooking and family days at the lake. Joyce enjoyed sitting in the rocking chair on the front porch and looking at God’s beautiful work. She liked to watch Hokie Football and NASCAR Racing.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Oakey’s South Chapel with the Rev. Greg Fleshman and the Rev. Jay Law officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service on Saturday. Online condolences may be made at