Remembering Joyce E. Phillips Goff

Services for Joyce E. Goff will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2023 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville with Reverend Johnny Phillips and Mayor Rich Dupree officiating. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Gardens.

The family requests visitation be held Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Hixson Brothers, Pineville from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Joyce Elaine Phillips Goff was born to the late Charles Lake and Marguerite Allen Phillips on September 12, 1931 in rural Louisiana; and was one of ten children. She entered eternal rest on May 27, 2023 at Rapides Regional Medical Center. She grew up in Grant Parish, Louisiana and eventually met and married James Edward Goff. They were married on January 8, 1949, and to this union five children were born; Carrol Ann, Marguerite Enola, Ronnie Lynn, Conzy Bea and James Ivy. Mrs. Goff was a homemaker when her children were babies, but as they got older, she worked in the nursing homes as a nurse’s aide; she loved taking care of older people.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charles Lake and Marguerite Phillips; four brothers, three sisters, husband, James Edward Goff; daughters, Carrol Ann Dunn and Marguerite Haas; son, James Ivy Goff, Sr.; granddaughter, Margaret Setliff.

Those left to cherish her memory include brothers, Julius and Donald Ray Phillips, both of Pineville; her son, Ronnie Lynn Goff of Alexandria; daughter, Conzy Goff Watson of Pineville; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren and twenty-three great-great grandchildren and one on the way; a host of nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Mrs. Goff enjoyed traveling, in her younger years she was quick to jump on the Greyhound bus (she liked to flirt with the bus drivers), she never met a stranger.

In her later years she enjoyed soaring through the air on airplanes (she couldn’t flirt with the pilots). She also enjoyed reading, her favorite books were Westerns, and Harlequin Romance novels; she passed her love of reading to many of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed coloring, putting puzzles together and being outdoors and loved all animals. The love for her family was unmatched; this was shown by helping raise numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to wash clothes, if you didn’t want it washed, keep it out of her sight! She enjoyed going to the bowling alley and watching her daughter bowl and her great grandson. She went on every bowling tournament that she could, she didn’t bowl, but she loved to watch.

She was the biggest cheerleader at the bowling alley. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. She held many names, daughter, wife, mom, grandma, granny and friend. Was lovingly given the name “Popeye”, because she had no teeth and would make a face just like Popeye. You could find her sitting quietly reading a book, coloring, putting a puzzle together or playing with her great or great great grandchildren. She also loved a good game of Yahtzee (even though she would cheat).

Pallbearers will be Kevin Dennis, Ryan Burton, Dawson Burton, David Ray Goff, Jonathan Watson and Zachary Setliff.