Joyce “Marie” Green was born on March 14, 1958 in Bonham, Texas to R.C. and Joyce (Dawson) Clinton and passed away on March 1, 2013 in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 54. Marie has been a lifelong resident of Bryan County and attended school in Colbert and Grayson County College. She married Gearld Green on December 11, 1999. She was member of Grace Baptist Church, Eastern Star and she enjoyed gardening, cooking, movies, pictures, almost anything board games and she dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her father, R.C. Clinton; grandmother, Stella Mae Dawson and Rosa Lee Clinton; grandfather, Ira Odell Dawson and Claude Newton Clinton and step daughter, Shirley Dean.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Gearld Green of the home; sons, Gary Leon Clinton and wife Angie of Van Alstyne, TX, Corey Clinton of Durant, Gearld Green Jr. and wife Brenda of Tishomingo, OK and Donald Ray Green of Milburn, OK; brother, Gary Lynn Clinton of Denison, TX; sisters, Carla Breaux of Pearland, TX, and Karen Abrial and husband Larry of Lewisville, TX; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Bro. Mark Wesley will officiate. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Colbert with Cory Clinton, Tyler Clinton, Trevor Clinton, Mark Clinton, and Kelly Clinton serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant, Oklahoma.