Joyce Austin Stout

October 16, 2021
Joyce Austin Stout

Joyce Austin Stout peacefully went to be with the Lord on October 16, 2021. She was born on a snowy Saturday at Greenswamp Farm in James City County to Jerome and Lillian Austin on February 17, 1934. She loved caring for her chickens, collecting her ‘hen fruit’, feeding the birds, and sharing the history and stories of her home and family. She touched many with her quirky wit and kindness. She was greeted in heaven by her first husband, James Heck and their two sons, Jimmy and Kim Heck, along with her second husband, Bill Stout. She is survived by her grandchildren, Lindsay and Brady Heck, great-grandchildren, Nolan and Avery, her brother, Jerry Austin, sister, Rachel Booker, the Stout Family, and many friends and extended family.


Service

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00 PM

James River Baptist Church - Directions
4831 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Burial

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

James River Baptist Church - Directions
4831 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Visitation

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

James River Baptist Church - Directions
4831 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • October 18, 2021
    Carol Tooley Hall says:
    My sincere sympathy to Jerry, Rachel and children. A family friend for many years. A great cook and always witty. May God bless!

  • October 19, 2021
    Rachel Booker says:
    My sister that held my heart and took it with her but God willing we will meet again and this time it will be for ever.

  • October 20, 2021
    Lanny & Butch Freeland says:
    Lindsay, Rachael & Family. I am so sorry for the loss of a great person. We will all miss her very much. She loved her chickens & turkeys and going out to to feed them each day. She was a big part of my life after she married my Dad, Bill Stout. Joyce was up early every morning fixing him breakfast before heading to work and also cooking something good for dinner. After Dad became ill, Joyce took great care of him until the day he passed. You are now in Heaven with your parents, husbands, children and I'm sure they all welcomed you with open arms. Love to you always

  • October 20, 2021
    Jennifer Heck Bacon says:
    I will never forget you Grandma Joyce....As young children will always remember running around yours and grandpa Heck’s yard. Mom always taken pictures of us there...She has so many pictures of us all together over the years. Dad always making comments about to many pictures. She always said never enough pictures. An though we all grew up, moved away and had grown distant over the years. You never, ever forgot my face. No matter how many years passed, you always knew me. The year we had just moved back to Va. we brought the girls to church that summer for camp. An it happened to be your church and as soon as you saw my daughters, your great granddaughters, Chelsey and Kendra. You saw me, your first granddaughter all over again...You knew they were my girls. I will never forget the hug you gave me that day. The minute you saw me, you kept saying, I knew those girls were yours from the minute I saw them. ❤️My great-granddaughters. Even though life has kept us apart, We will always love and miss you bunches Grandma Joyce...May you Rest In Peace❤️

  • October 21, 2021
    Cynthia Jarnecke (Seeley) says:
    I will always remember going to see Uncle and Billy and Joyce when I visited my dad. When daddy was working at the lawn mower shop I would go sit and play with Aunt Joyce. We played Barbies and Simon. She always made sure I had a cookie before I left. In recent years I'd see her at a function and she always would tell me that I reminded her of my Grandma Seeley. The funny part of that is that she always said that I had her figure. I loved her outgoing and outspoken personality. Bless her family. ❤