Joyce Marie (Megginson) Tolleson
(November 19, 1958 - December 1, 2008)

MIDLOTHIAN, VA – Joyce Marie (Megginson) Tolleson, 50, lovingly known as Mammy, passed away suddenly on Monday December 1, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center.

She is survived by her loving husband, Larry Tolleson; and daughter, Amanda Beth Morelli and her husband, Kristopher; and three grandchildren, Ryann Elizabeth, Madelyn Joy, and Hayden Thomas. She is also survived by her mother, Kathleen Weaver and husband, Walter; and her father, William Megginson and wife, Annie; other survivors include sisters, Judy Pollard and husband, Tom, Trudy Wood and husband, Alan, Monica Garrett and husband, Victor; her brothers, Jimmy Megginson and wife, Roxie Kenny Megginson, and Alan Megginson. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Kenny Megginson and wife, Cassie, Samantha Clark, her husband, Donnie, and their son, Brandon, Seth and Caleb Megginson, Aaron Pollard, and Alexia and Colby Garrett.

Joyce was a registered nurse, who spent over a decade as an acute dialysis nurse and supervisor. She then found her calling using her skills, kindness, and empathy in hospice while working for Hospice Community Care. Everyone that knew Joyce truly respected her nursing idealism and professional abilities. Her example led daughter, Amanda, into becoming a registered nurse also. She will be remembered by all for her unfailing love and devotion to her family; her heartfelt care for the very ill and aged; and her unlimited concern for children and animals.

A memorial service will be held at Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA at 11 a.m. on Saturday December 6, 2008. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale Street, Memphis, TN 38105 or Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Va. 23220.

[Richmond Times-Dispatch – Richmond, Virginia – Thursday December 4, 2008 – Page B6]