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Joy Johnson

1948 - 2021


Joy G. Johnson, 72, passed away peacefully at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center on Saturday, March 6, 2021.  
There will be a celebration of Joy’s life on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at JD and Joy’s house in Lafayette Louisiana.
Joy was born in Lafayette, La.  She enjoyed her life to the fullest.
Shopping for purses, bright lipstick, and jewelry were her passions. She was a bargain shopper like nobody else.  Anything shiny, sparkly, or glitzy she would have to buy.  Joy was a long-time employee of Abdalla’s Department store downtown, and was currently a nanny.  Also, "Mee Maw" was a nanny for a few special families during the last 25 years.  She loved each and everyone one of these sweet children.  
Joy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She will definitely be missed by everyone who knew her.  Joy was the epitome of the phrase "Joi de Vivre".
She leaves behind her devoted husband JD Johnson of 33 years; her loving twin sister Jewell Ann LeBlanc; she was the best mother to her children Sandy Kilgore and her husband Glenn, Randy Lanclos and his late wife Jeanne, Jill Johnson Clark, Jack Johnson and wife Stacey, Russell Lanclos and wife Mandy, Jannah Shephard and husband Fabian, and Jacelyn Johnson; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Vivian Guidry; her brothers Harold "Poochie" Guidry and Larry Gene Guidry; and her sister Charlotte Guidry MacDiarmid. 
Online condolences may be expressed at
Walters Funeral Home, 2424 N. University Ave., Lafayette, LA 70507; (337) 706-8941 is in charge of arrangements. 

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Yvonne & Pat Thomas , Kyra, Ryan, Winston,& Roman Moss

April 2, 2021 9:53 AM

We thank Joy & her family for all they did forJeanne in her time of need. We are sorry for your loss. Joy left behind a fine and honorable family!!!
Yvonne & Pat Thomas , Kyra, Ryan, Winston,& Roman Moss

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Julie Kilgore

April 2, 2021 7:58 AM

Sandy, Glenn & family
Sorry for your loss. We pray for the joy of the Lord to be your strength as you celebrate the life of your loved one.
Wayne, Julie & family
Julie Kilgore


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Michael Williams

March 16, 2021 12:06 PM

Mr. JD and Family,

I am so sorry to read about Ms. Joy's passing,  She was a delight to know and appreciate her business with me over the years.  I wish you and your family our condolences, strength and peace during this time.  

Mike & Holly Williams
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Randy and Monica Daigle

March 13, 2021 4:53 PM

Our Prayers and Condolences  to the Johnson Family. May she RIP. MAY GOD BLESS YA'LL IN YA'LL TIME OF SORROW. 😇🙏😪

Hugh and Tootsie Mouton Family

March 10, 2021 11:30 PM

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Joy's passing.  I remember her being a nanny to my sisters children.  Loved that she kept in touch with the children.  Prayers going out to her family.

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