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Joy L. Poindexter

September 19, 2020

Obituary

Joy Lorraine Poindexter, age 57, of Elkhart, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 19, 2020.

Her life began October 9, 1962 in Niles, Michigan, the youngest of five daughters born to Roland Richard and Beatrice Matthews.

Joy attended Ross Beatty High School in Cassopolis. She later went on to graduate with a Business degree from Glen Oaks Community College. Joy lived many years in Three Rivers where she raised her children. She retired from Lake Michigan College after working for them for a long time. After that she moved to Elkhart, Indiana to be closer to family and friends where she lived the rest of her days.

Joy will be greatly missed by family and friends. She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters, Antoria Bass of Cassopolis, JaLisa Poindexter of Grand Rapids; two sons, Edward "JR" Poindexter of Sturgis, Jerome Poindexter of Battle Creek; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Bea (Andy Russell) Lee of Cassopolis, Ann Matthews of Cassopolis, Fay (Fredrick) Matthews-Bridges of Dallas, Texas; significant other, Anthony "Tony" Milan of Elkhart, Indiana; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sue "Penny" Smart.

The family will observe a private remembrance.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Joy be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 22579 Old US 20, Elkhart, Indiana, 46516.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.

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