Brenda Joyce Mathis (Joy), 71, of Leesburg Ga, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31, 2020. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:00 am at Leesburg Cemetery. Mike Cox will officiate the service.
Joy was born July 3, 1949, In Albany to the late J.L. and Bea Griffin. She was the oldest of five children. She lived in Albany for all of her childhood. She traveled many places, enjoying the beauty of where she stayed. Joy moved to Leesburg Ga where it became home to her and her husband Velton. During her life Joy enjoyed being a housewife and a mother. She raised her sons and daughter with love and a quick wit. Throughout her life, Joy enjoyed many things, but what she enjoyed the most was the love of her granddaughter. She was a caring soul who could make anyone laugh. From her entertaining sense of humor to her quick wit, Joy was an absolute riot to be around. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Leesburg where she attended until her health made it difficult. She will be forever loved and always remembered.
In addition to her parents, Joy was also preceded in death by her husband Velton Mathis, a son Michael Grossmann, and a brother Jeff Griffin. Survivors include her daughter Shelby Poupard (Michael) of Dawson, Ga, son Dakota Mathis and his fiancée Janice of Arlington, Tx, granddaughter Kaelynn Stegemiller, sister Cathy Griffin Smith (Jerry) of Mexico Beach, Fl, sister Susan Griffin Holcombe (Allen) of Charlestown, S.C, a brother Joe Griffin (Celeste) of Albany, Ga, several nieces, nephews, and extended family.