Joyce D. Monks Dupin
September 3, 1936 -
September 27, 2019

Visitation

November 2, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Service 

November 2, 2019
5:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret we announce the passing of Joyce D. Monks Dupin, age 83, of Taft, TN. Mom was born on September 3, 1936 in Lincoln Co., TN to the late James Clendon and Cora Dean Washburn Monks. Our Mom passed away on September 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Mom was a 1955 graduate of Blanche High School and enjoyed playing basketball. She fellowshipped with Kirkland Baptist Church Taft, TN; Mayfair Church of Christ and First Baptist Church in Huntsville as well. Mom lived in Illinois for 33 years and worked at Grieve Corporation as a spot welder and then returning to Fayetteville, her home town. Mom enjoyed working at Monks Realty. Our Mom was a beautiful seamstress, enjoyed working in her gardens and relaxed watching some of her favorite shows which included, Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right.

Mom is survived by her four children, Sylvia “Sissy” Alton of Greendale, WI; her grandchildren: Lisa (Craig) Mellock, Lindsey Alton, Lacey (Ben) Nelson, Laura (Tim) Syverson, Leslie Singsime, Leea (Bill) Woolard and 15 great-grandchildren,

Barbara (Nicky) Bauer of Lakemoor, IL; her grandchildren: Ryan (Heather) Bauer, Rachael (Brandon) Nelsen, Christina Bauer and 8 great-grandchildren,

Stanley (Connie) Payne of Taft, TN; her grandchildren: Bradley (Sheila) Brown, Matthew (Nikki) Payne, Janel Vitellaro, Lisa Vitellaro, Michael Vitellaro and 11 great-grandchildren,

Mona Payne of Fayetteville, TN; her grandchildren: Eric (Kristen) Koch, Dana Koch and 3 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Dupin; grandson, Christopher Dupin; and brothers, Randy, Terry, and William Monks. George F. Dupin blessed our family with brothers Bill, George and sister Jacque.

Bill (Barbara) Dupin of Redding, CA; her grandchildren: Wayne Dupin, Wendie Trujillo, Rick (Debbie) Dupin, Denise Clark, David Clark, 16 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren,

Jacquelyn (George) Gorton of Rigby, ID; her grandchildren: George (Melissa) Gorton, Becky (Brian) Gorton, Jennifer Gorton, Jeffrey (Brigitte) Gorton, Jonathan (Karissa) Gorton, Kimberly (Ryan) Gorton, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren,

George (Joy) Dupin of Willard, UT; her grandchildren: Edward Dupin, Christopher (April) Dupin, Chad (Ashley) Dupin, Ruben Martinez, Richard (Angie) Martinez, Sarah (Robert) Cole and 7 great-grandchildren

Our Mom was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Additional loving family include sister Donna Monks and son Jimmy (Christie) Locke; sister Brenda Monks and son Richard Monks; brother Monty (Linda) Monks and children Serena (Tim) Newton, Patrick Monks of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Pat Johnson of Nashville, TN and children Michael (Michelle) Monks, Cindy (Tom) Greer; deceased brother Terry Monks and children Denise (Darryl) Foxx, Gerald (Jennifer) Monks; and several other extended family members and dear friends.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, TN from 2 PM until 5 PM and then a life celebration will be held from 5 PM until 6 PM to share all fond memories of our Mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Joyce D. Monks Dupin for Kirkland Cemetery Fund and mailed to Dennis Warren at 222 Childress Road, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334 / 1-931-433-5543.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Joyce D. Monks Dupin.

Mom will be greatly missed by one and all.

Proverbs 31

Video Services

11 Comments

  1. Matthew Payne

    I miss you grandma!! Thinking bout you tons lately. Just wanted to say that and I love you, and your impact on my life is unwaving!! Wish the rest of my comments made it on here but none have… All my love, Matthew rooster poot Payne!!

    PS. You And I were always amazed that you and nikki shared the same birthday. And wen u passed, it was mine and nikki’s anniversary. Xoxo. Love u grandma. Xoxo.

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  2. Barbara Bauer

    Mom is still missed terribly but I rejoice in knowing you are with our Lord not having to deal with the day-to-day struggles we face as a nation and as a world. Your peace at this time brings me comfort knowing you are safe. I love you Mom and miss you terribly.

    Reply
  3. Donna North

    So sorry for your loss Mona. I thought she was the sweetest and also funny ladylol. Remember that joke she told us about the lady holding on to her hat lol.
    Prayers to you and the whole family. Love ya, Donna North

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  4. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Connie & Stanley I am so sorry for your loss of Stanley’s Mother, Joyce. I never met her but would hear from her most every day and felt like I knew her. Stanley the same way goes for you, I have never met you but feel like I know you. I am sorry Joyce had to go through such an awful time. We know she is at piece now and that is something to be Happy about. You all will be in my Prayers. Joyce Johnson

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  5. Barbara Bauer

    Our Mom was an incredibly loving woman who showed us a life of caring for others, feeding those in need and laughing at life’s fun moments. She created wonderful memories for our family to cherish for a life time. Her love for the Lord shined brighter than the stars in the sky. She will be missed for a time but personally I look forward to our reunion again so I can share all we did to honor her and our Lord Jesus Christ. See you again Mom. We miss you deeply. Love always, Barbara

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  6. Mona Payne

    Good Godly classy lady who I am honored to call my mom. She taught me so much that I will role model to my children in her memory. She was always there for anyone in need. Lived simple with in her means. Very, kind, generous hard working humorous lady. I could write a book about her noble character. My heart aches because she’s not here to talk to daily. But I know I will see her again in a home that’s been prepared just for us. Oh what a day that will be. Until then RIP mom. Love your daughter, Mona

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  7. Sissy

    Mom what a beautiful woman you are. Not only did you raise me to be a good woman, you showed me how to be like you. I loved our talks our joke telling our belly shaking laughs at night after I came off the road when I called to check in letting you know I was safe. You have no idea how many times I’ve picked up the phone to call you only to realize your in your new home. This number is disconnected. I will see you again. New body new name written in glory. But you are sorely missed here for sure. You are truly an angel. So kind giving loved unconditionally. You went to heaven way too soon but I’m sure God needed you to continue your goodness up by him. I’m navigating a little slower without you but I am navigating. Don’t worry. I’m ok
    Love hugs squeezes mom love u to the moon back beyond INFINITY
    SISSY

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  8. Debbie Vessell

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I met Joyce several years ago through her sisters Brenda and Donna. Although my contact with her was brief, she impressed me as very loving and supportive. I remember her love for and pride in her family. She will surely be missed. My heart goes out to you all, especially to my friends Brenda and Donna, at this time of loss.

    Reply
  9. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply
    • Mona Payne

      Mom, you are missed beyond words. You always had your light shining, doors opened and a giving spirit. You shared everything you had with people. You are an amazing lady. I love you so much. Always there when I needed my mama. I will see you again, mom . Love always. Mona

      Reply
    • Brenda Perry Brooks Edwards

      We loved Joyce so much and Clendon and Bill Brooks and my mom was very close. We are so sorry for your loss.

      Reply

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11 Comments

  1. Matthew Payne

    I miss you grandma!! Thinking bout you tons lately. Just wanted to say that and I love you, and your impact on my life is unwaving!! Wish the rest of my comments made it on here but none have… All my love, Matthew rooster poot Payne!!

    PS. You And I were always amazed that you and nikki shared the same birthday. And wen u passed, it was mine and nikki’s anniversary. Xoxo. Love u grandma. Xoxo.

    Reply
  2. Barbara Bauer

    Mom is still missed terribly but I rejoice in knowing you are with our Lord not having to deal with the day-to-day struggles we face as a nation and as a world. Your peace at this time brings me comfort knowing you are safe. I love you Mom and miss you terribly.

    Reply
  3. Donna North

    So sorry for your loss Mona. I thought she was the sweetest and also funny ladylol. Remember that joke she told us about the lady holding on to her hat lol.
    Prayers to you and the whole family. Love ya, Donna North

    Reply
  4. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Connie & Stanley I am so sorry for your loss of Stanley’s Mother, Joyce. I never met her but would hear from her most every day and felt like I knew her. Stanley the same way goes for you, I have never met you but feel like I know you. I am sorry Joyce had to go through such an awful time. We know she is at piece now and that is something to be Happy about. You all will be in my Prayers. Joyce Johnson

    Reply
  5. Barbara Bauer

    Our Mom was an incredibly loving woman who showed us a life of caring for others, feeding those in need and laughing at life’s fun moments. She created wonderful memories for our family to cherish for a life time. Her love for the Lord shined brighter than the stars in the sky. She will be missed for a time but personally I look forward to our reunion again so I can share all we did to honor her and our Lord Jesus Christ. See you again Mom. We miss you deeply. Love always, Barbara

    Reply
  6. Mona Payne

    Good Godly classy lady who I am honored to call my mom. She taught me so much that I will role model to my children in her memory. She was always there for anyone in need. Lived simple with in her means. Very, kind, generous hard working humorous lady. I could write a book about her noble character. My heart aches because she’s not here to talk to daily. But I know I will see her again in a home that’s been prepared just for us. Oh what a day that will be. Until then RIP mom. Love your daughter, Mona

    Reply
  7. Sissy

    Mom what a beautiful woman you are. Not only did you raise me to be a good woman, you showed me how to be like you. I loved our talks our joke telling our belly shaking laughs at night after I came off the road when I called to check in letting you know I was safe. You have no idea how many times I’ve picked up the phone to call you only to realize your in your new home. This number is disconnected. I will see you again. New body new name written in glory. But you are sorely missed here for sure. You are truly an angel. So kind giving loved unconditionally. You went to heaven way too soon but I’m sure God needed you to continue your goodness up by him. I’m navigating a little slower without you but I am navigating. Don’t worry. I’m ok
    Love hugs squeezes mom love u to the moon back beyond INFINITY
    SISSY

    Reply
  8. Debbie Vessell

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I met Joyce several years ago through her sisters Brenda and Donna. Although my contact with her was brief, she impressed me as very loving and supportive. I remember her love for and pride in her family. She will surely be missed. My heart goes out to you all, especially to my friends Brenda and Donna, at this time of loss.

    Reply
  9. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply
    • Mona Payne

      Mom, you are missed beyond words. You always had your light shining, doors opened and a giving spirit. You shared everything you had with people. You are an amazing lady. I love you so much. Always there when I needed my mama. I will see you again, mom . Love always. Mona

      Reply
    • Brenda Perry Brooks Edwards

      We loved Joyce so much and Clendon and Bill Brooks and my mom was very close. We are so sorry for your loss.

      Reply

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