Mrs. Joyce Rider Allen, age 59 of Hazlehurst, Georgia, formerly of Toccoa passed away Tuesday November 22, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah.
A daughter of the late Joe and Qunnie Mae Weaver Rider, she was born December 26, 1962 in Stephens County, Georgia where she lived most of her life before moving to Hazlehurst in 2017. She enjoyed doing crafts with her grandchildren and loved to be Nana. She was a dedicated worker and loved people. She loved to travel and enjoyed being Mother. She loved to watch Days of Ours Lives and General Hospital. She was a member of Old Toccoa Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Carson McLeod.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dusty and Tiffany Allen of Hazlehurst, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Nate McLeod of Hazlehurst, Georgia; grandchildren Avery and Cooper Allen, Annaleigh, Mariclaire and Marshall McLeod; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Nita Rider of Toccoa and Ricky and Denise Rider of Toccoa; sister, Donna Shirley of Toccoa; a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 2 P.M. at Old Toccoa Baptist Church with the Reverend Dusty Allen and Dana McLeod officiating. The family will receive friends at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. and on Saturday from noon until 1:30 P.M.
Interment will follow in Old Toccoa Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Ronnie Collins officiating.
The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Nate McLeod, Johnny Rider, Cameron Rider, Brennan Rider, Casey Shirley and Chris Davis. Honorary pallbearer will be Ricky Rider.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Shriners Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Joyce Rider Allen.