Joyce Elaine Liggin

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Joyce Elaine Liggin

May 05, 1940 - January 02, 2019

Joyce Elaine Liggin Joyce Elaine Liggin, 78, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at her home in Kokomo. She was born May 5, 1940, in Marion, Indiana, to the late Aldo Lawrence and Esther Corean (Ward) Pettiford.
Joyce graduated from Marion High School in 1958, and then married David Othello Liggin Sr. on Oct. 1, 1960. David preceded Joyce in passing on Feb. 25, 1983. Joyce worked at Delco Electronics in Kokomo for 32 years before retiring, and then worked at Sam's Club as a door greeter for 15 years.
Joyce was an active member of Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Kokomo. In her younger years, she found enjoyment in tending to yardwork and gardening. She also enjoyed playing cards, watching football and basketball games, and watching home design shows and HGTV. Joyce also had fun by going to casinos, and loved playing the penny slot machines.
Joyce is survived by her sons, Aldo Maurice Pettiford, of Palm Springs, California, and David Othello (Trina) Liggin Jr., of Sierra Vista, Arizona; daughters, Marcia Liggin, Pamela (Phillip Burks) Liggin, and June Nadine Liggin, all of Kokomo; sister, Monaei (McFarren) Wright, of Kokomo; grandchildren, Jerry Liggin, Mark Y.N. Pugh II, Constance Pugh, Ian Green, Darion Liggin, Darius Liggin, Arielle Liggin, Peyton Burks, and Phillip Othello Burks; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce was preceded in passing by her companion, Henry Franklin.
There will be a public visitation for Joyce from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 11, at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, followed immediately by a funeral service. Joyce will then be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
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7 posts

Corliss Mhaye
Jan 11, 2019
Miss Joyce will truly be missed. She is one of the kindest souls I've ever met. She was on of the first people in Kokomo who ever shared a kind smile. She was always a welcome spirit every time I'd go to Sam's club to do some stress relief shopping. I was twice blessed to learn that someone that I would hold dear to my heart is also her daughter. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree because June Bug is equally as sweet and kind as her mother. I am so hurt that I couldn't be there today. I am planning to visit as soon as I am able to travel. I love and miss you Miss Joyce
MAGGIE P GEIGER-PATTERSON
Jan 11, 2019
TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF JOYCE, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT AND PEACE WITH THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES THAT SHE LEAVES WITH US ALL. THE MOUNT HAS LOSS ANOTHER ANGEL, WE WILL TRULY MISS HER. EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CAN NOT HEAL.
LOVE AND PRAYERS,
.MAGGIE PATTERSON AND FAMILY
To the Family of Joyce Liggin
Jan 10, 2019
It is with deep sorrow to know of the passing of your mother. She was family to all of us and we will miss her smile, her laughter and her joking ways.
Aldo, David, Marcia, June and Pam, momma is only asleep. We will miss her but we shall see her again in the resurrection. We love you all and if there is anything we can do to lift a burden from you let us know. We all love you immensely.
Will and Vicky Price.
The Tracy's
Jan 07, 2019
I will also miss her welcoming smile, always so kind & positive. Our deepest sympathies to your family.
Regular of Sam's club
Jan 06, 2019
I will miss seeing your smile. See you in heaven. Peace and comfort to her family.
DIANE MILLER
Jan 06, 2019
Joyce was quite the lady. She gave encouragement and a kind word whenever I saw her. I already have and will continue to miss her every Friday on our "hair day."
Arletta Reith
Jan 06, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. She was a kind, gentle lady whose friendship I enjoyed. Joyce usually had a smile and a story, whether I ran into her at Delco or Sam's. And, she did love those penny slots !
May my friend Joyce rest in peace.