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“Dear family,I met Joyce in 1988 when Linda and I became close neighborhood friends in LaVergne, TN. We corresponded with each other after I moved...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Yeager - Parma Heights, OH

“I have fond memories of Mrs. Chambers and her family coming into Biundo's Drug Store in Independence, after Sunday mass at Mater Dolorosa. She was a...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Bruce Biundo - Houston, TX

3 of 15 | Posted by: Doretha Lafleur - SLIDELL, LA

“Bill and I were so saddened to hear of Joyce's death. We rest assured in God's peace that she is walking streets of gold reuniting with loved ones...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: William and Freddie Cory - LA

“For all the lives she touched in the Loranger area and beyond, Mrs. Joyce will be sorely missed. The memory of her strength, compassion and humor...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Sandra Capps - Loranger, LA

“Mrs. Joyce will be missed dearly. She was always the teacher; in sports and all areas of life. Loranger will miss their #1 Sports Fan. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Deirdre Faunce - Loranger, LA

“A treasured friend ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Powell Sibley - Hammond, LA

“Many fond memories of Joyce . She was a very special person who touched each and every one she met..Prayers for her family at this time. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Alfred and Rhonda Hayden - Amite, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“Mrs. Chambers thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction in life. I will miss you always be grateful. Rest in peace ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Roy Lester - Fayetteville, NC

“You are at last with your children and family! We will miss you dearly but with the strength and faith you have shown us I will celebrate your life....Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Theresa Rizzutto - Port Allen, LA

“I remember Joyce from my elementary days at Loranger when I would go over to the HS to meet my mother, Dot Powell. Mother and Joyce were dear friends...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy N Powell Powell - Albany, OR

“To Mrs. Joyce's family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in peace,rs. Joyce. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Mittie Rohner - Amite, LA

“One of my most favorite "teachers". She didn't try to "slam" knowledge into our brains, but rather showed us right from wrong. Loranger will never be...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Melba Stieglitz - Cumming, GA

“Ms Chambers you will be dearly missed by all who knew you! Prayers for all the Chambers and Cooper families. Love Maria Overmier Ordoyne ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Maria Ordoyne - Loranger, LA

Catherine "Joyce" Chambers, age 99, of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, at home with her family by her side. She was born on Saturday, November 5, 1921, in Amite, Louisiana, to Thomas Warren Cooper and Annie Elizabeth Glascock Cooper. Joyce lived and loved her beloved Loranger Wolves. She was a teacher, mentor, guidance counselor and coach for many years at Loranger High School and started the first Beta Club there for all academic students. Joyce was very active and volunteered for many years at North Oaks Medical Center. She enjoyed life and loved golfing, tennis, bowling, the Loranger Wolves, girls' basketball, crossword puzzles, or any word puzzles, but she especially loved spending time with her family.

Joyce is survived by her son, Ronald Glynn Chambers and his wife Rita Carlton Chambers, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, also many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Warren Cooper and Annie Elizabeth Glascock Cooper, her husband, Leslie Thomas Chambers, her children, Barbara Chambers Clouate, Linda Chambers Wyckoff and Russell "Rusty" Chambers.

A Visitation for Joyce will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 8:30 am until 10:30 am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Mass Celebrating Joyce's Life will follow visitation at 11:00 am at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Independence. Interment will follow at Cooper Cemetery of the Sacred Heart in Loranger.

Face masks are mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home and at the church we ask that you maintain a respectful distance with the family. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Annie Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1007 W. Thomas St., Suite B & C, Hammond, LA 70401 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in Joyce's memory.

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