Joyce Murdock Richards, age 82, of Murfreesboro, passed away Feb. 9, 2013.
A lifelong resident of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Laurine Welch Murdock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, G. Earl Richards, who died in 1999.
Richards was a graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School. She worked for many years in insurance and retired as a licensed agent with National Life of Vermont. She was a member of Belle Aire Baptist Church.
Throughout her life, she loved playing the piano in church and shared this gift with several local congregations, including Bellwood, River Rock, Westwood and Belle Aire Baptist.
Richards is survived by her sons T. Earl Richards and his wife, Deborah, and John A. Richards, all of Murfreesboro; grandchildren Meg Richards Ingram, of Knoxville, Evan Richards and Lilla Richards, both of Murfreesboro; sisters Marian McCullough, Judith Smythe, and Zana Puckett, of Murfreesboro, and Faye Polly, of Titusville, Fla., Regenia Murdock, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Linda Crosslin of Smyrna.
Visitation will be held from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Dean Sisk officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with family members serving as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.
Woodfin Memorial Chapel