Joyce Gaye Cole
Joyce Gaye Cole (Hoke) passed away on January 23, 2020 in Houston, Texas. She was born on February 3, 1943 to Thomas Rankin and Lorean Wright Hoke. Joyce grew up in Huntsville, Texas. She is survived by her husband Thomas Cole, daughter Amy Barile and granddaughter Stella. Joyce was proud to be a member and former "Commander in Chief" of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge. (DVF), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a member of St. Luke's Methodist Church and teacher at Alief ISD and Woodville. She was an avid traveler (visiting 57 countries), passionate historian, dedicated letter writer, fantastic cook and so much more. Joyce was a true lady who was loved and admired by all who met her. She touched many lives with her kindness and generosity and she truly made the world a better and brighter place. Family and friends will gather at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 6856 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Texas on Friday January 31, 2020 from 5:00PM till 8:00PM. Funeral services will be held at Bays Chapel Methodist Church, 24790 Bays Chapel Road, Richards, Texas Saturday February 1, 2020 at 10:30AM. Burial to follow in Bays Chapel Cemetery.
Published on January 29, 2020


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Holger Wille
Feb 16, 2020
From Holger in Germany, Europe:
This Sunday morning (Feb. 16th 2020) by sheer accident I read one of my 50-years-old youth magazines I still know so well and again found the feature story (2 pages, 4 photos) of a young lady Joyce Hoke working as a teacher and also on the Hoke farm in East Bernard, Texas, USA, with her grandfather. On impulse I googled her name and found she passed just days ago. This is a mild shock to me, somehow remembering her for half a century.
Please accept my sincere condolences. I included a scan of two photos from the magazine.
Sue Buchanan Hardy
Jan 30, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. We went to elementary school together in New Waverly and were in the same class. She was a neat lady and I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.