Joyce D. Ridings Jones, age 79, of Somerset, departed this life on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Joyce was born on Jan. 30, 1935, to the late James and Patsy Ridings. Joyce married William Ray "Buddy" Jones on Aug. 2, 1971. She loved working on their dairy farm. She was a retired farmer and homemaker. She loved her animals. Joyce will be missed by so many that knew her. She loved all of her CNAs at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Joyce never met a stranger and had a way of making every one smile she came in contact with, no matter what kind of day they were having.
She is survived by her sons, Billy Ray Ridings, of Boaz, Ala., and Steven Ray Warren, of Springfield, Ill.; her daughter, Peggy Jo Warren, of Springfield, Ill.; two sisters, Barbara Sneed, of Bardstown and Helen (and Dee) Haste, of Bardstown; special nieces, Shirley (and David) Hughes and Rita (and Rick) Gilreath; a special nephew, Gary (and Lynn) Grimsley; and several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews who will mourn her passing.
Along with her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, William "Buddy" Jones, who passed away March 18, 1999; her sisters, Peggy Jo Hughes, Mary Katherine Brent, Ella Mae Grimsley, and Betty Jean Cox; her brother, James Edward Ridings; and a special niece, Patsy Wesley.
Visitation for Joyce will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
The funeral service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Interment will be in Somerset Cemetery.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Joyce D. Ridings Jones.