Joyce Thomas Dempsey

September 5, 1930 – January 9, 2019

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Joyce Thomas Dempsey, born Sept 5, 1930, to James and Bessie Thomas of Fredericksburg, went to be with the Lord on Jan 9, 2019. Joyce was a 1947 graduate of James Monroe High School and resided in King George County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Willis A. Dempsey; her sister, Gertrude Rice and her brother Vincent Thomas. Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Dempsey of the home; a son Edward Heck (Rita) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; her daughter, Deborah Heck of King George, and stepsons Rev. W. Carlin Dempsey, (Linda) of Fredericksburg, and Steve F. Dempsey (Charlene) of King George; her sister Marion Rook of North Haven CT; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan 11th from 6 pm – 8 pm at Mountain View Baptist Church, King George. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan 12th at 12:00 pm, also at the church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg. The family expresses its appreciation to the staff of At Home Comfort and Capital Care Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. Online condolences may be left for the family at    

Visitation & Funeral Service Information

Entombment Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg
Funeral Saturday, Jan 12th at 12:00PM at Mountain View Baptist Church, King George
Visitation Friday, Jan 11th from 6PM – 8PM at Mountain View Baptist Church, King George