Joyce L. Steptoe, 66, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Jenkins Baptist Church with Bishop James Mims of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church as eulogist. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.
Joyce L. Steptoe was born June 9, 1950, in Memphis to Lonnie and Barbara Steptoe. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at age 13. She was a proud member of Jenkins Chapel Baptist Church for 18 years, where she sang in the choir and served as an usher. The last three years she was a faithful member of New Covenant Missionary Church, where she enjoyed serving as an usher.
She graduated from Carver High School in 1968, was homecoming queen and participated on the drill team. Early in her life, she was employed by Montgomery Ward Department Store, Levi Strauss and Southwestern Public Service, now Xcel Energy, for 37 years.
She married Dennis Turner on July 25, 1969.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lonnie Steptoe; a daughter, JaLece L. Turner; and a sister, Sue Steptoe.
Survivors include a son, Landus Turner and wife Fayth of Amarillo; two sisters, LaRue Milligan of Amarillo and Joyce Sessions of Pampa; her mother, Barbara Steptoe of Amarillo; two brothers, Lonnie Steptoe Jr. of Amarillo and Louis Steptoe of Houston; two grandchildren she raised as her own, Jacore Turner of Amarillo and Alandreia L. Murphy of Arlington; eight additional grandchildren, Tremel, Kameron, Shaniyah, Myia, Shalandriea, Zoie, Braysha and Aleea; four great-grandchildren; her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; her goddaughters, Katina D. Westmoreland of Dallas, Andrante Morgan-Etheridge of Dallas and Veronica Clark of Arlington; and a special friend, Bruce Scott of Amarillo.
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