American Veteran 07

Joy Dean Hall

June 14, 1958 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Joy Hall Obituary

Joy Dean Hall, 65, of Moore, South Carolina, died from a long and hard-fought battle with cancer on Saturday, November 18th.

Joy was raised in Norfolk, Virginia, by her parents, Clyde and Sheila Ellis. She attended Booker T. Washington High School during the desegregation plan, a fact she was proud of, always speaking of how the students came together in unity and acceptance of one another. During this time, a love and passion for the Lord grew in her, which she would carry for her entire life. After graduation, she joined the US Army as a chaplain's assistant. She was a part of the only group of women to go through a Vietnam-era unmodified male basic training regiment. She served both domestically and abroad and attained the rank of sergeant. Her time serving left an imprint of duty, honor, and pride that she carried for her entire life.

After her time serving, she entered the work force and started to attend a Middle-ages reenactment group, where she met her husband, Rick. They had two children together, Andrea and Christopher. They decided to homeschool their two children, something that Joy loved and cherished. She particularly loved getting to spend the extra time with her children. In 2007, the family moved to Spartanburg, SC. Through homeschooling, Joy would help start an archery program and become an archery coach, which would become a lifelong passion for her.

Throughout the years, Joy touched so many lives and was loved by many. She left a legacy of love, perseverance in the face of hardship, passion, and kindness, and was lovingly called "Mama Joy" by many.

Joy was preceded in death by her father, Clyde G. Ellis, her mother, Sheila Ellis, and her sister, Keli Swank, and is survived by her husband, Rick Hall, daughter, Andrea Hall, son, Christopher Hall, and her sisters, Teresa Ellis and Brenda Ellis.

 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.



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November 28, 2023

2:00 PM
M. J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery
140 Inway Dr.
Anderson, SC 29621

Memorial Service
December 2, 2023

11:00 AM
E. L. Collins Funeral Home, LLC
3120 S. Church Street Ext.
Spartanburg, SC 29306


American Breast Cancer Foundation
10440 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 300, Columbia MD 21044
Tel: 1-410-730-5105


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