On Thursday, January 20, 2022, Joyce L. Lasley, 88, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior.
Joyce was born on May 5, 1933, at her childhood home in Meeker, Okla., to Raymond and Norma (Gallaway) Stearman. She was raised in Meeker where she graduated high school with the class of 1951. Joyce then attended Neff’s Business School in Shawnee, Okla. and started working at American National Bank in Shawnee, Okla. She later worked at Federal National Bank in Shawnee, Okla. in the Service Center. Following her work in banking, Joyce went on to work for Oklahoma Natural Gas in Shawnee, Okla. where she retired.
On March 5, 1966, Joyce married Anthony “Boots” Lasley in Meeker, Okla.
Joyce was a woman of faith. She was raised in Morning Star Baptist Church in Meeker, Okla. Joyce was a member of First Indian Baptist Church in Shawnee, Okla. and was later a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee, Okla. where she enjoyed attending Sunday School and other church functions.
Joyce loved cooking and sewing! She enjoyed cooking for others and seeing their pleasure in what she prepared. Joyce also was very passionate about watching OU/OSU sports and the Thunder games! She was a loving wife and mother who will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and his parents, Estelle (Jones) and Oscar Lasley, and his adopted parents, Virgil and Edna Connell, and her brother, Herschel Stearman. Joyce is survived by her daughters, Shalah Lasley and boyfriend Kevin McGee of Conroe, Texas, Tammy Holder and husband Gene of Broken Arrow, Okla.; grandchildren, Sharla L. Hilde and husband Sheldon of Tucson, Arizona, Zack Rodgers and fiancé Hailey of Broken Arrow, Okla.; great grandson, Liam Hilde of Tucson, Arizona; brother, Doyle Stearman and wife Claudia of Meeker, Okla.; sister-in-law, Barbara Stearman of Meeker, Okla.; numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family; and a former sister-in-law and good friend, Sylvia Weedman.
A funeral ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee, Okla. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, Okla.
Casket bearers will be: Freeland Wood, Quint Lockwood, Brewster Davis, Heath Gamble, Justin Lockwood, and Tyler Gamble. Honorary Casket Bearers will be: Nick Junior, Zack Rodgers, Kurt Lockwood and Kevin McGee.
A family visitation will be held at Walker Funeral & Cremation Service on Monday, January 24th from 4-7pm.