Joyce Griggs

January 31, 1937 - July 19, 2022

Joyce Griggs, 85, of Nederland, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022. She was born January 31, 1937, in Lilbert, Texas, to Thelma and James Dennard.

Joyce was an excellent cook and was known for her chicken and dumplings and banana pudding. She enjoyed driving around, tending her flower garden, and was a natural caregiver. She was an amazing Christian woman who loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much.

Survivors include her daughters, Kim Soares and husband, Cody, Barbara Denzlinger and fiance, Kevin Resweber; grandchildren, Justin Jackson and wife, Kelly; Adam Jackson and wife, Michelle; Michael Mitchell and wife, Erica; Cory Mitchell and wife, Jennie; Logan Soares; Allison Kinney and husband, Damon; Hunter Denzlinger and wife, Marissa; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Melinda Jackson; and brothers, J.O. Dennard and Max Emmett Dennard.

A gathering of Ms. Griggs’ family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2022, with her funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment to follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Sour Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 22, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 23, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 23, 2022

Comments (8)

    Adam Perez says:

    Miss Joyce was always so sweet to me when I first started coming to family gatherings. My favorite memory of her was the first time I met her at the family Christmas get together in 2014. She came up to me with a plastic grocery bag full of calendars and told me to pick one. I thought that was so sweet and charming. She and Kim made me feel welcome from the beginning. I’ll never forget that. RIP, Miss Joyce. Sending the family much love and many prayers. –Adam Perez–

    Kim Soares says:

    Oh Adam thank you so much. She loved Christmas and we will carry on her Calendar tradition!!

    She loved visiting with you!!!

    Thanks again,
    Love you!

    Mary Nixon says:

    Kim I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. Micheal and Cory for the loss of your grandmother. My prayers are with all of you
    Rest in sweet peace. Love Miss Mary

    Kim Soares says:

    Thank you so much Mary!

    Rhonda says:

    Beautiful picture of a beautiful lady!
    Kimmy, I’m so sorry for your loss. You know I loved your sweet mama and I love you, too.

    Kim Soares says:

    Thank you Rhonda. She was always so happy when she would see you in H-E-B and would tell me how sweet you were to her. We love you too.

    Theresa says:

    Kim I am keeping all of your beautiful family in my prayers for the loss of your beautiful mother! May God’s peace be with you during your time of sorrow today and always! I hope you find comfort in God’s loving presence as you go through these dark days!
    Love Theresa and Toby Battaglia

    Kim Soares says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Knowing she is walking in heaven with her Lord and Savior brings me so much comfort. She lived her life for that moment.

    Love you both,

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