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Joyce Nell Zimmey

May 21, 1931 - October 9, 2017

Joyce Nell Zimmey, age 86, of Celina, Texas, passed away on October 9, 2017, in McKinney, Texas.  Mrs. Zimmey was born on May 21, 1931, in Dunmor, Kentucky, to Clayton and Pauline (Collier) DeArmond.  She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on October 20, 1940.  She married Charley Zimmey on September 25, 1952, in Huntington, West Virginia.

Mrs. Zimmey is survived by her children: Laura Leigh Zimmey of Celina, Texas; Leslie Anne Messersmith and her husband, Daniel, of Clemmons, North Carolina; Linda Lou Robbins and her husband, David, of Guangzhou, China; Leah Joy Reynolds and her husband, Pete, of Houston, Texas; Liza Faye Nelson and her husband, Craig, of Celina, Texas;  Charles-Leighton Zimmey and his wife, Alicia, of Columbus, Ohio; Layna Beth Khan and her husband, Mohammed, of Poway, California. Grandchildren, in order of age:  Loren Nelson, Emily Robbins, Lindsey Nelson, Andrew Rosales, Natalie Olala, Meghan Claure, Elliott Robbins, Kyle Messersmith, Brennan Rosales, Mallory Nelson, Bridget Lounsbury, Collier Messersmith, Atticus Khan, and Apollo Khan. Great-grandchildren: Scarlett, Jude, Lily-Anne, and Fiona. Sister: Fay Hamilton. Brothers: Johnny Pouch and Tony Pouch. And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Zimmey; her mother, Pauline Collier DeArmond; and her sisters, Betty Schneider and Fran DeArmond.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in McKinney, Texas.

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Dearest Joyce, I'm so glad we got to know each other but a little & that you & Dad, your beloved first cousin we able to reconnect after so many years. You will both rejoice uoin your reunion! Thank you for all the family stories you shared with me, the family photos and your wonderful letters. You will be missed. Our deepest condolences to your entire family. With Love, Lori Lori DeArmond Hood, October 13, 2017 My deepest condolences to the Zimmey's Family. Joyce Zimmey was a very loving kind hearted and a very graceful lady. May ALLAH grant her a high place in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with the Zimmey's Family. Aftab Khan, October 13, 2017 Our hearts go out to the entire Zimmey family during this difficult time. Joyce was a kind woman that I was fortunate to meet. She will be missed and I’m sure she knows she was loved. Feryal Katsikas, October 13, 2017 It’s always hard to say good bye to someone you knew. Even though it’s been years I remember coming over playing with Leighton.. my deepest condolences. You all are in our prayers... your mom was a great lady! Kevin M.Henry, October 13, 2017