“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8.”
A Celebration of Life will be held for Joyce Marie Lumpkin on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11 a.m., at Greater Israelite Divine Spiritual Church #5, 222 Flattown Rd. in Charenton. She will be buried in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Charenton. Pastor Isabella Gasper will officiate the service.
Joyce Marie Lumpkin was born on April 30, 1953 in Charenton. She was the daughter of the late Sarah Stevenson Lumpkin and Lincoln Joseph.
Joyce accepted Christ at an early age. She was baptized by the Rev. Johnny Carr Jr. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Charenton.
Joyce was a hard worker, devoted and loving mother, godmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. But on Thursday, July, 10, 2014, Joyce was called by God to her eternal resting place.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories one son, Kevin (Tanya) Pajeaud of New Iberia; one daughter, Karen Pajeaud of Charenton; seven sisters, Isabella (Irvin) Gasper, Trula Randle, Betty Edmond, Barbara (Charles Sr.) Perry, Ruby Jackson, Shirley Stevenson, all of Charenton, and Gloria Lavine of New Iberia; three brothers, Anthony (Felicia) Stevenson, Rickey Lumpkin, all of Charenton, and Harold Stevenson of Lafayette; three grandchildren, Jarrick, Bry’Neisha and Kaysha; one uncle, Lawrence Stevenson of Charenton; one godchild, Aquilla Jackson; godmother Sherry Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Lincoln Joseph and Sarah Stevenson Lumpkin; two sisters, Emily Stevenson Hart and Orelia Lumpkin Mitchell; two nephews, Marcus Jackson and Leonard Lumpkin; one niece, Rita Hart; and devoted friend, Harold Pajeaud.
The family will begin gathering at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at Greater Israelite Divine Spiritual Church #5.
Kinchen Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette is in charge of final arrangements. 337-235-1193.

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