LaJoy (Harrell) Casper (6/5/1932 - 5/3/2018)

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A funeral service for LaJoy Harrell Casper, age 85, of Tyler, is scheduled at 10 o'clock in the morning Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. She will be laid to rest at Mixon Cemetery in Troup.

LaJoy Harrell Casper passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was born to German and Era Harrell on June 5, 1932, Rusk, County, but she moved to Jacksonville, Texas, when she was two years old. She attended the Jacksonville Public schools, graduating May 1949. She also attended Jacksonville College and graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree in 1951.

She worked for the Jacksonville Building and Loan Association for several years. She then enjoyed working for over 30 years as secretary for the Eddie Johnson Insurance Agency.

LaJoy especially enjoyed the hobby of ceramics, giving them as gifts to friends and family. She also enjoyed camping with her family.

She was a lifetime Baptist and was a member of Southern Oaks Baptist Church at her death. She enjoyed children and served her Lord and her church through teaching in several of the children's ministries; Sunday School, Sunbeam Missionary Auxiliary, Awanas and the Girls Missionary Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Robert Edwin Casper and her daughter, Vickie Renee Casper.

LaJoy is survived by her two sisters, Mary Glover of Longview and Charmel Richey of Quitman; stepson and his wife, Robert and Tina Lane of Jacksonville; step daughter-in-law, Connie Lankford of Hulbert, Oklahoma. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Corbin, Daniel, Noah and Jonah Lane, and Sidney Heyman, all of Jacksonville, Macy Davis of Hulbert, OK; sisters-in-law, Lois Davis of Whitehouse, Betty Snyder and husband Bill and Charlene Casper, all of Tyler.

Visitation will begin on Friday, May 4, 2018 and friends are cordially invited to visit with LaJoy's family from 6 to 8 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph from May 4 to May 5, 2018