Joy Kyzer

Obituary of Joy Kyzer

Saturday, October 6th, Joy Ann Kyzer, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 70.  Joy was born April 10th, 1948 in Jena, Louisiana.  Strong in her conviction, Joy served faithfully in her church callings.  She loved to spend time with her family and was a very generous volunteer.  Especially memorable was her service with the Atlanta Olympics.  Joy retired after 30 years with the BellSouth Telecommunications Company.  She enjoyed expressing her creativity through her self-owned photography business.  Most recently, Joy was employed by The Spartanburg County School District 6 Department of Transportation.  Joy loved to transport many of the school groups to their engagements by bus, most especially the District 6 Fine Arts choral groups.  She loved to travel and enjoyed being chauffeur to “Mama Jo” on their many excursions.  Joy appreciated country music and frequented concerts by her favorite artists.   She had an affinity for cooking and was famous for her Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake.  Joy will be deeply missed by those she loved and those who loved her.

Joy is survived by her father, Stanley “Stan” W. Kyzer of Columbia, SC; one sister, Rose Allen (Alvin), of Jena, Louisiana; one brother, Stephen W. Kyzer (Sharon); 3 nieces:  Erin Kyzer Gomez (Nathan), Michelle Kyzer Conover (Landon), and Alexa Kyzer Jensen (James); and 2 nephews, Brenton Kyzer (Tara) and Sean Kyzer, of Orem Utah.  She also leaves behind many great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan P. Kyzer. 

The family will receive friends at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint, 4440 Fort Jackson Blvd, Columbia, South Carolina 29209 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29209.  The District 6 choral booster club, Choral Connections, has established a memorial scholarship in Joy's name.  We ask in lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to: Choral Connections, c/o The Board, PO Box 32, Roebuck, SC 29376.   Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park is assisting the family.