SHREVEPORT, LA – Memorial services for Mary Katherine Joyce,18, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Brown Chapel on the Centenary College campus. Officiating will be Dr. Donald A. Webb. Interment will be a private service at Forest Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010 at Osborn Funeral Home.
Mary Katherine passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. She was a native of Shreveport, LA and a resident of the world for 18 years. She attended Southfield School from Pre-K thru 8th grade. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Caddo Magnet High School in May 2009. In a small but significant coup she was also named “Best Dressed”. Upon graduation she traveled throughout Europe with her family and friends, then attended the Sorbonne in Paris in the fall. A seasoned traveler since birth, the diminutive Mary Katherine explored Paris with her own brand of enthusiasm and verve. She made it her town. Many adventures ensued with frequent visits from loved ones. Small but fierce, kind and funny she was devoted to her friends and family. Her time may have been brief, but it was full and she will be remembered.
She is survived by her parents, William Edward Joyce and Elizabeth Baucum Joyce; her brother, Jackson Edward Joyce; lifelong best friend, Eleanor Marie Kinsey; aunts & uncles: Melissa Welbourne, Cecile Jernigan, Trey & Mary Baucum, Katie & Robert Dunkelman and Robert Watkins Baucum; maternal grandparents, Dr. Ralph W. Baucum Jr. (deceased) and Marilynn Watkins Baucum; paternal grandparents, George Edward Joyce (deceased) and Mary Katherine Hargrove Joyce (deceased) Honorary grandmother Ruthie May Casey.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Norman Kinsey, William Andrew Dunkelman, Patrick Amiss Baucum, Ian Reese Mitchel, Jared Evan Takach and Sterling Matthew Cameron Parsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Amiss Dunkelman, Elliot Anderson Chavanne, James McGlenn Cowles and Andrew Trowbridge Emery.