Joyce (Bryant) Lipitz

Joyce Ann (Bryant) Lipitz, 55, of Parkersburg, passed away April 1, 2014 at her home.

She was born Oct. 19, 1958 in Wood County, a daughter of Lena R. Miller Bryant of Belpre and the late Garland L. Bryant.

Joyce was a graduate of PSHS, had attended the Hockingport Christian Center and she was a former employee of the Belpre Speedway.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Cassandra (Scott) Perry of Cincinnati and her son, Larry (Jesse) Cottrell of Parkersburg. one brother, Alan Bryant of Barlow and her sister, Cheryl Bryant of Belpre; three nieces, Melisa McHenry, Lindsey Shank and Rachel Ketterman, six great nieces, two great nephews and her companion, Ronnie Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Lipitz of Delray Beach, Florida.

There will be a memorial service held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hockingport Christian Center, on Broadway Street, Hockingport, Reverend Deborah Cain will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to the family to help offset the cost of final expenses or to the Strecker Cancer Center, 400 Matthew Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

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Kimes Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Parkersburg is assisting the family.