Joyce Williams (Dodd) Knight, 81 of Bogata

Mrs. Joyce Laverne Knight, age 81 of Bogata died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Paris Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will be 2pm, Friday, January 12 at Bogata Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Williams officiating. Burial will be in Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Homes. The family will receive friends beginning at 6pm, Thursday at the funeral home.

Joyce was born to Rudy Seth Williams and Katherine Sudie Edwards Williams on August 27, 1936.  She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Dodd Spencer and her husband, Bobby Spencer of Paris, Texas. She is also survived by one son, William Stacy Dodd and his wife, B.J. Dodd of Bogata, Texas. She had 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Tommy and Linda Williams of Mt. Pleasant, Tx and David and Pam Williams of Mt. Vernon, Tx. As well the father of her children, W. T. Dodd of Johntown, Tx. She had numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her death were her father, Rudy Seth Williams in January 1970 and her mother, Katherine Sudie Williams in May 1988. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, James Harold Williams in January 1980 and Edward Earl Williams in March 1993 and one sister, Goldie Christine Williams in 1933. She is also preceded in the death by her late husband, Donald Wayne Knight in August 1999.


    Tammy – Deepest sympathies from our family. I know the pain is great for those who remain – but so is happiness in the knowledge that Joyce’s suffering is over and your mother now rests peacefully in the arms of those who have gone before.

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