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Joellyn Poynor

April 16, 1939 — June 19, 2021


Joellyn Ellis Poynor, 82, of Waxahachie Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was born on April 16, 1939, in Maypearl, Texas.

Joellyn graduated from Maypearl High School and attended college at Tarleton State University. She was married to C.B. Poynor on October 12, 1957, in Maypearl, Texas at her parent’s home. Joellyn was an admirable housewife and worked hard raising her children as well as working as a seamstress. She was a longtime member of the Maypearl Church of Christ. Once the family moved to Waxahachie, she and C.B. became loyal members of the College Street Church of Christ, which is now known as the Brown Street Church of Christ. Joellyn had a giving heart and loved to help others by volunteering for groups and activities within the church. She loved her time sewing pillows for the Pillow Ministry. She also volunteered to cook for the Thursday Meals ministry. Joellyn had a passion for sewing and she was an amazing seamstress. She sewed many outfits for her children, her grandchildren, and for many other family and friends. She also loved to knit. She made some of the most beautiful throws and blankets. She diligently knitted a blanket for every grandbaby as well as babies within her family and church. Joellyn loved to play games. She grew up playing games with her brother and cousins. She passed her love of games on to her grandchildren and created many wonderful memories. Joellyn loved her family dearly. Her grandchildren were blessed to spend a lot of time with her, especially during the summer months. She taught them so much. They adored their Granny. Joellyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, and friend.

Joellyn is survived by her brother, Charles Ray Ellis of Katy, her sister, Martha Dennard of Waxahachie, her son, Russell Poynor and his wife Rhonda of Milford, her daughter, Cynda Poynor and her husband Phil of Waxahachie, her son, Neil Poynor and his wife Wendy of Waxahachie, her granddaughter, Megan Nickels and her husband Ryan of Waxahachie, her granddaughter, Kelsey Poynor of Waxahachie, her granddaughter, Amanda Poynor of North Richland Hills, her grandson, Hunter Poynor of Waxahachie, and three great-grandchildren, Atalie & Wyatt Nickels, and Carter Junot. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Poynor, her father, Walter D Ellis, and her mother, Leona Lovada Ellis.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Monday, June 28, 2021

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brown Street Church of Christ

2471 Brown St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

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