In Memory

Joy English

Carita Joy English


SHREVEPORT, LA - Carita Joy English, beloved mother, sister, daughter passed away October 17, 2011 at LSU Hospital. Joy was born in Tachikawa, Japan on April 8, 1963, and graduated from Captain Shreve High School in 1981.

She spent most of her life between Ft. Worth, TX and Shreveport, LA.

Family hour will be held at Winnfield Funeral Home on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Burial services will be held graveside at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon. She was preceded in death by her father, Elder Floyd English and survived by her mother, Carrie Jean English; two daughters, Candice Vaughn Gage and Jessica Vaughn; brothers, David and William English; grandchildren, Ian Gage and Candice Vaughn; and a host of family and friends.





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10/20/11 08:43 AM #1    

Georgia Booras

Joy had such a lively personality, wide beautiful smile, twinkle in her eyes and a wonderful singing voice!  I have such great memories of Joy all the way back to Youree Drive Junior High, laughing, singing and just cutting up!  One Christmas we discovered that the two of us could sing Elvis' "Blue Christmas" -- I was Elvis (of course) and she was the high pitched wooooo-oooooo background.  We would sing in the hallways over and over and continued that for years!!  I am saddened she is gone at such a young age.  I know she is leading that heavenly chorus now. 

10/20/11 03:02 PM #2    

Lisa Goodman (Stone)

Joy introduced me to The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (lol!)!  I have vivid memories of listening and dancing to those illicit songs at Joy's house - we were pretty naughty!  She was such a fun friend and will be missed tremendously.

10/20/11 04:02 PM #3    

Shelle Sumners

Me too, Lisa--I learned all about Prince at Joy's house. She was fun and a good friend.

05/05/13 08:18 PM #4    

Leota Noakes (Shoemaker)

Joy and I went to Washington together on a Close-up trip in high school.  She was my friend, my roommate on the trip, and a joy to be around.  I have often thought of her over the years with fond rememberances.  Her father was one of my teachers, too.

I am still thinking of you, Joy!!!

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