Joyce Smith Munyon passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Born September 4, 1938 in Mattoon, IL to the late Kenneth Smith and Charlene French Passaniti. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Dawn Munyon; her 3 brothers: Joseph Passaniti (Janet), Randy Passaniti (Annabelle), and Anthony Passaniti; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her son, Lane Darryl Munyon; her brother, Dennis Smith (Donna); and her stepfather, Virgil Passaniti.
Joyce was a human resource manager at JCPenney corporate headquarters in Dallas. She lived in many places such as Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Washington, D.C., and Texas, and lived her last years close by her daughter in New Orleans, LA. Joyce was a den mother for the Boy Scouts of America and was crowned Miss Aerospace 1962 in Illinois. She was an avid gardener, interior decorator, art collector, and fashionista.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with a service starting at 11:00 am followed by inurnment.