She was born on November 25, 1931 at Pine Grove, Mississippi, the youngest child of Donald P. Anderson, Sr. and Nannie Agnes Carnal Anderson.
Joyce moved to Cabool in 1954 with her parents and young son. She married Wayne Hunter in April 1956. They were married for 51 years until his death in 2008. Three children were born to them: Sherry, Janet, and Robert.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, sister, and daughter Janet Hunter Williams.
Survivors include sons Robert Hunter and Donnie Anderson; daughter Sherry Parle and John; son-in-law David Williams; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Dorotha Means and Peggy Anderson; brother-in-law Delbert Hunter; two nieces and three nephews, including Charles Carnal of Cabool.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Cabool Cemetery with Pastor Bill Kelly officiating. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.