Wanda Joyce Crawford-Klepacki, age 76, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at her home surrounded by her husband and children whom provided comfort and love.
Joyce graduated from Boone High School in Orlando, FL. Joyce’s most important job was caring for her family. She was counter manager for Lancôme cosmetics, and most recently was the bookkeeper for Art’s. Joyce dearly loved her three yorkie’s; Little Girl, Taffy & Bow. Joyce had a green thumb for sure. She loved gardening and working in the yard until her beautiful face was kissed by the sun. She could make anything grow or bloom. In the past few years, she found a new love of riding through the Smokey Mountains, as passenger, on the back of a Harley driven by her brother or nephew, with the wind blowing against her face. We now know that Joyce is walking through the most beautiful garden of all with our Lord and Savior.
Joyce was preceded in death by her loving husband of 28 years, Bobby J. Crawford; her parents Blueford and Choelteel Denham; brothers, Mike and Frank Denham.
Survivors include her husband, Bernie, of 22 years; son, Timmy; daughter, Debbie and husband, Skip; daughter, Chrissy and husband Kirk; son, Frankie and wife Tinker; step children, Bernie Jr., Eddie and wife, Stephanie; her sister Linda; sister-in-law’s, Roberta, Patricia and Carolyn; brother-in-law, Bob Stringer; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home with services to follow at 12:00pm. Burial will take place at Beal Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to return back to the funeral home for a gathering to celebrate the life of Joyce, momma, granny, grams and grandma, just to list a few of the names she answered to.
We are all so blessed to have received her love and will always be extremely grateful for the gift of her life.