June 16, 1940 - June 30, 2021
On June 30, 2021, Joy Sue Stoner (Anderson) finished her race on this earth after 81 years and is continuing her journey with our Lord. Joy Sue was born in Enid, OK on Sunday June 16th, 1940, on Father’s Day, to Loyd Joy & Marjorie Ruth Anderson from Garber, OK. Joy was the third child for Loyd & Marjorie, with Sam & Charles being her older brothers. In the summer of 1949, Loyd & Marjorie bought and moved the family to a 390-acre farm west of Bluejacket, OK. That fall, Joy started attending school in Chetopa, KS, where her father was the new Superintendent. Loyd Joy died in the fall of 1950, after a long illness. Following her father’s death, Joy, her brother Charlie & her Sister Kay started attending Bluejacket school where in the 5th grade, Joy would meet the love of her life and lifelong companion Billy Wayne Stoner. On August 24, 1958, Joy Sue & Billy Wayne were married at the 1st Christian Church in Vinita, OK. The couple set up residence in Okmulgee, OK, where Bill was attending the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, where he majored in drafting & Joy had a job working at the Registrar’s office. Later Joy would work at the local drug store making sodas. On July 17, 1959, in Okmulgee, OK, Bill and Joy’s first son James Brian was born. The following year the family moved to Miami, OK, then onto a farm NE of Bluejacket the year after. Randall Wayne was born August 29th, 1963, in Joplin, MO and the family resided on the farm until 1969 when they moved to Miami. Joy worked for the 1st Assembly of God Church in Miami in multiple capacities then in 1986 she was instrumental in establishing and developing the Joyful Learning Center which was a tremendous blessing to thousands of children and their parents in the development of young children. She was JLC’s director for the first nine years. Not only was Joy a wife, mother and contributor to church and community, but in addition she was the driver for feeding cattle, bottle feeding baby calves with lost moms, hay truck driver, combine driver, helped work cattle, keeper of the books, make lunches, dinners for Stoner Farms, Bill’s family farm. In 2003 she was diagnosed with kidney cancer and with much prayer and faith and through the hands of skilled doctors, she was able to defeat cancer for many years. Joy continually witnessed to others her faith and experiences with those around her, blessing them with the joy she had for the Lord and how He had healed and blessed her life. Joy is preceded in death by her parents, brother Samuel David Anderson, grandson Bradley James Stoner and great granddaughter Emmy Grace Haynes. She is survived by her husband Bill Stoner of the home, sons James Stoner of Owasso, Randy Stoner of Bluejacket, grandchildren Leslie Hoke, Briana Dick, Aaron Stoner, Josiah Stoner, Isaiah Stoner, Nehemiah Stoner, Kristy Haynes, Amanda Lee, Nikki Stoner, great grandchildren Julian Stoner, Brooklyn Hoke, Sierra Kelly, Sterling Dick, Noah Stoner, Isaiah Stoner Jr, Jayton Haynes, Madyson Haynes, Ryder Haynes, Declan Lee, Hudson Lee, Lincoln Lee, Olivia Wagner. Other survivors include brother Charles Anderson of Edmond, sister Kay Jones of Vinita and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, July 2, 2021, at First Assembly of God Church in Miami, OK. There will be a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at First Assembly of God Church in Miami, OK with the Reverends Micah Wells and Raymond Frizzelle officiating. Interment will follow at the Williams Timberhill Cemetery West of Miami under the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home.
On June 30, 2021, Joy Sue Stoner (Anderson) finished her race on this earth after 81 years and is continuing her journey with our Lord. Joy Sue was born in Enid, OK on Sunday June 16th, 1940, on Father’s Day, to Loyd Joy & Marjorie Ruth... View Obituary & Service Information
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