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Wilma Joyce Plumley

Oct. 4, 1950 – March 8, 2019


March 14, 2019 | View PDF

Wilma Joyce Plumley

Joyce Plumley was born in Bakersfield on Oct. 4, 1950 to Allie Dee Jones and Thomas Beam. She was married to Joseph Plumley and together they raised their three children in Shafter.

Joyce dedicated her life to the Lord, singing and rejoicing in his love. She shared her love of the Lord, educating children at the church school. She was a devoted wife, mother and loving grandmother who loved her family with all her heart. Joyce passed away March 8, 2019. Her beautiful spirit and loving presence will be missed by all.

She is survived by her husband of 44 of years, Joseph; son Jonathan Wayne (Breanna); daughters Toni Russell (Ron) and Melissa Long (Gary); grandchildren Austin (Destiney), Nolan and Abigail Long, Mckenzie, Madison & Parker Russell and Molly Plumley; great-grandson Augustus Long; and sister Marcelene Hardy. Joyce is preceded in death by her son Stephan Wayne Plumley and brothers William Smith and Robert Beam.

Visitation will be held on Friday March 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at Shafter Free Will Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor James Kilgore.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Youth for Christ,

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