Joyce Ann McBride

March 16, 1934 – April 16, 2015

 

Mcbride pic for obitJoyce Ann Warren McBride (March 16, 1934-April 16, 2015) was the second child born to Clarence Burton Warren and Aline Mattie Helton Warren. She grew up in Cowan, Tennessee and attended David Lipscomb where she completed a double major in Elementary Education and Home Economics. She married Bailey McBride on April 28, 1956. Since Joyce was a college student she has been dedicated to helping children learn about God through stories in His Word. As the McBride children married, Joyce and Bailey began to travel which became a passion for them both. Joyce is survived by her husband Bailey, three children Melissa Roe (Phil), Lynette Brown (Pat) and Michael McBride (Karen), eight grandchildren: Jennifer Thurman (Joe), Luke Roe (Rachel), Savanna Millikan (James), Kailey King (Josh), Brady McBride, Ashlyn Brown, Connor McBride and Garrett McBride and 2 great grandchildren: Emma Roe and Amos Millikan. Joyce loved us all so well. She was a friend to everyone and always believed we were better than we really were. She introduced so many to Jesus and modeled service and love every day of her life. She adored her family and her sweet husband. Well done good and faithful servant. We celebrate her sweet life and her victory.

The family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at Matthews Funeral Home with a Memorial service to be held on Sunday April 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Road Church of Christ.

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  1. Dear Bailey, Melissa , Lynette , Michael and extended family,
    When I heard of Joyce’s passing, memories flooded my mind and continue to do so. As is the case with so many others she deeply impacted my spiritual life and journey. Her sweet and gentle spirit was ever present and calming, her precious smile was ever encouraging, and her enduring love for God and family was exemplary. Her life is deeply woven into the fabric of my own and I know I am a better person because she lived. I realize the following days,weeks and months will be filled with a myriad of emotions and memories. Jerry and I join with so many others as we celebrate her victory and pray for God’s gentle hand to comfort and hold you close.
    Because He lives!
    Lynn Jones

  2. In the nearing days, many tributes will be spoken and written concerning our beloved Sister in Christ, Joyce Warren McBride. Every noble word and remembrance will be recalled with tremendous love and respect … and yet fall short in adequately describing the power of this good woman’s worth to this world … to her Lord … and to the hearts of so many who adored her. She was a simple, sparkling smile standing beside her accomplished and much beloved Husband, Dr. Baily McBride. His Helper and his Friend. She sparkled in his shadow with her sweetness and genuine loving heart. Her childlike enthusiasm for all things beautiful and wonderful … funded by her love of children … the most beautiful of all God’s creation. Her genuine compassion and care for those who were sad, hurting, lost, or lonely … fueled by never-ending energy to serve her Lord by serving His children. Every person who was blessed to fall under her spell of goodness had a name … and she remembered their name … they had a life … and she cared about their lives … they had families and futures … and pasts … and she took the time to genuinely care with the compassion of Christ. So much more than her southern charms of hospitality and gentle manners … Joyce McBride knew the fine art of reaching into your heart with her smile and pulling the best of you into her heart … she made you believe that you were precious and valuable … she was! It is impossible to estimate the number of lives that have been enriched by the sheer goodness of this most beautiful woman … the children that have been set on a Godly course of life by her investment in their souls as she taught child after child about God, His Word, and His Love. As she loved each child, she touched the hearts of the Parents of those children with God’s love. Her beauty was of the rarest and most treasured type known to man … “a gentle and a quiet spirit … which in God’s sight … is very precious.” The glow of her smile … the sweetness of her spirit … will radiate from Heaven in the hearts of every person she tenderly touched. She will be remembered always as a most treasured Lady of the Lord … Marcia Beth Lightsey

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