Joyce (Mitchell) J. Mason, 63, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Landmark Hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Parker Funeral Service.
Joyce was born Sept. 21, 1952, in Columbia to Bryan and Mary Sue Mitchell. She married Gary Shead on Dec. 24, 1994, and he survives.
She graduated from Hickman High School in 1972 and from Strawn Nursing School in Columbia. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at University Hospital for 15 years. She enjoyed sewing and cooking and spending time with her family. Her children and grandchildren were her world.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Shead of Columbia, their son, Gary Shead Jr. of Columbia, and from a previous marriage, sons Bryan Mason and Gary Mason Jr. and daughter Luane Countryman of Columbia; a sister, Carolyn Lewis of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Chayton Shead, Layla Countryman, Jaden Countryman, Jazelle Gaines and Cordell Countryman, also of Columbia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Kaden Countryman. Donations may be made to the family.