Joyce Elaine Osteen James, 75, of Liberty, South Carolina, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at her residence.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont.
Joyce Elaine Osteen was born in Altamont, Illinois on Sunday, January 21, 1940 to Otha and Jennie (Alwerdt) Osteen. She retired from Sunex Tools in Travelers Rest. She enjoyed playing the piano, reading, sewing, cooking for family occasions, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She especially loved Christmas and collecting special ornaments.
Surviving are her husband, Phillip R. James of Liberty; a daughter, Cindy Turner (Bryan) of Easley, SC; two sons, Mark James (Vikki) of Greenville, SC, and Tim James (Heather) of Greer, SC; a brother, Buddy Osteen (Judi) of Altamont, IL; four grandchildren, Katie, David, and Matthew James, and Allie Turner; also surviving are several cherished nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com