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Joyce Bretting

September 19, 1931 — December 18, 2020

Midlothian

Joyce Laverne Hiller Bretting, age 89, passed away December the 18th, in Midlothian, Texas. She was preceded in death by her children's father, Wilbert F. Bretting, and a brother, Willie Elaine Hiller.

Joyce was born September 19, 1931 in Eden, Texas to Ella Elkins and Willie Adolph Hiller, who preceded her in death. She is survived by three children, son Victor Lynn Bretting and wife Ronda of Midlothian, Texas, son Earon Dale Bretting of Midlothian, Texas, and a daughter, Deborah Elaine Rankin and her husband David of Nacogdoches, Texas; nine grandchildren, Marshal, Tanner, Kneesa and Rory Bretting, Jordan, Sydney, and Zachry Rankin, Taylor and Hunter Sherill; three great-grandchildren, Raelynn  Bretting, Wyatt and Remington Powers; and brother Delmar Ray Hiller and wife Sherry of Hunt, Texas. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joyce's first move with her family was to Miles, Texas where she lost a beloved Grandfather, Dave Elkins. Her family later moved to Priddy, Texas, where she began her school years. Moving then to Indian Gap, Houston, and graduating from Lake View High School in San Angelo, Texas. She worked for General Telephone Company of the Southwest in San Angelo before working as manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken for 14 years in Galveston, Copperas Cove, and Temple, Texas. She held various other positions after this with different companies and in 1996 retired from Scott & White Clinic in College Station, Texas.

While living in Nacogdoches, Texas she was active in Redeemer Lutheran Church and volunteered with Hospice of Deep East Texas, H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat), and Love in Name of Christ.  Her time at home was spent making lap robes for various Nursing Homes; quilts for Lutheran World Relief; blankets or crocheted afghans for Heartbeat Pregnancy; and diapers for infants in Africa. After moving to Midlothian, Texas she became active in various activities at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, Texas.

She did so many things for so many people and will be missed by all. We Love You.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 26, 2020

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Christ the King Lutheran Church

301 US-287, Waxahachie, TX 75165

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Christ the King Lutheran Church

301 US-287, Waxahachie, TX 75165

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Graveside Service

Monday, December 28, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Johnson's Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens

, San Angelo, TX 76905

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