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Joyce Roper

October 14, 1935 — December 18, 2020

Paducah

Joyce Lawson Roper, 85, of Paducah, Kentucky passed away at 2:20 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020 at Baptist Health Paducah. She was born on October 14, 1935 in Dukedom, Tennessee. Joyce was a retired Registered Nurse. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Debra Lynn Lawson Russell of Paducah, KY and Marla Lawson of Deland, FL; son, Mike Lawson and wife, Tammie of Paducah, KY; seven grandchildren, John William Lawson and wife, Laura, Ben Lawson, Grant Lawson, Steven Russell, Christy Russell, Danielle Imhoff and Caitlin Imhoff: one great grandson, John B. Lawson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Edward Lawson; second husband, Ray Brent Roper; mother and step-father, Ira Mae Bynum Wood and Harvey Wood; father, Clifton Newton.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Jewell Barrett officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, December 21, 2020

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Milner & Orr Funeral Home

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 21, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Milner & Orr Funeral Home

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Interment

Monday, December 21, 2020

Starts at 2:45pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery

1335 N 13th St, Paducah, KY 42001

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