November 4, 1946 ~ April 3, 2021
Joyce Ann Russell Adkins peacefully passed on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Joyce was born November 4, 1946, in Ashland, Kentucky to William and Bessie (Clark) Russell. She graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School in 1964. She soon married her high school sweetheart, Jerry Lee Adkins on August 3, 1964. Joyce was an employee of the State of Louisiana, where she worked for the Office of Motor Vehicles. She left behind her husband, Jerry; a son, Jeff and his girlfriend, Kathy Hicks; a daughter, Sherry, and husband Jimmy Lee; 4 grandchildren, Michael Adkins, Felicia (fiancé, Keith Minton), Manning and Marcus Lee; 4 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Cayleigh, Owen, and Hudson; a sister, Becky (Keith) Hable; 2 sisters-in-law, Bonnie, and Pam; and many other family members. Joyce will be joining her mom and dad; and 3 brothers, Billy Ray, Gary, and Ronnie (Phyllis). Services will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Friday, April 9. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until celebration of her life at 4 p.m.