February 26, 1941 ~ April 13, 2020

Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Joyce Ann Henry Lamb, 79, of Owensboro, went to her eternal home Monday, April 13, 2020. She passed away at home surrounded by her family under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.

She was born on February 26, 1941 to the late John and Lee Henry. She married the love of her life, Louis Monroe Lamb, on December 10, 1955. They shared 64 years together. She was a homemaker and cared for over 75 children throughout the years. She loved and cared for each one as her own.

She had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and her faith was the most important part of her life. She was a faithful member of Crosspointe Baptist Church. She served her Lord in many ways. She was a prayer warrior and had a true servant’s heart.

She was an excellent cook and provided many meals for her family, her friends, and she looked forward to cooking Wednesday night meals each week for her church family.

Aside from her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Jim Henry and Carl Henry Sr.; her sisters, Ruby Morris, Eula Nyhuise, Minnie Falloway, and Flossie Rice; and great-grandson, Timothy Lamb.

Along with her husband, she survived by her sons, Ronnie (Pam) Lamb and Robbie (Becky) Lamb; her daughters, Trina Young and Arretta (Paul) Nave; her grandchildren, Bridgett Lamb, Ronnie (Kristin) Lamb, Heather (John) Rouse, Derek (Caitlin) Young, Jessica Young, and Mollie Nave; her great-grandson, Carter Lamb; her brothers, Roy Henry, Cecil Henry, and Mackey (Joyce) Henry; and several nieces and nephews.

The graveside service for Joyce will be live streamed 3:30 pm Thursday, April 16, 2020, where family and friends may visit to participate in the celebration. There will be a driving procession of support and remembrance from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Thursday at Crosspointe Baptist Church. The family requests that you please come by to show your love during this time of physical distancing. Your participation is important to us! Due to the safety directives in place, it is important you honor them and the Lamb family by not exiting your car, but know you are allowed to roll down your window to share a loving word to the family in passing. This loving act will be much appreciated by all who are left to cherish Joyce’s memory. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Hospice for their wonderful care.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; or Crosspointe Baptist Church Building Fund; PO Box 21705; Owensboro, Kentucky 42304.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Lamb. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Joyce Ann Henry Lamb and sign her virtual guest book by going to

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  1. I’m Thankful for the many years she prayed for me and never gave up on me
    I’m thankful for the role model she was to me showing and teaching me the ways of the Lord and what it looks like to be a Godly Woman

  2. There is now a huge void in my life and heart. My heart is hurting but she is no longer suffering. I know she’s in a place that our human minds cannot possibly describe in beauty and peace And comfort and She is experiencing the utmost joy. I will see her again one day. I love you Aunt Joyce.

    Sherry Jackson

    • She was a great lady and always treated as if I was blood family not just an in law.
      Love and miss her forever

  3. Joyce is the strongest woman I know. Always welcoming with a smile she loved company anytime and when you left you herd “you all come back anytime”. Love and prayers for the family.

  4. My heart is broken but she’s in a place that our human minds cannot comprehend – the indescribable beauty, peace, comfort, and joy. I love you Aunt Joyce and will see you again.

    Sherry Jackson

  5. Dear Lamb Family, we were so saddened to hear about Mrs. Joyce. We thought so much of her! Please know you are in our hearts and prayers during this time. Much love to you!

  6. To the Lamb/Henry family. I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a beautiful woman with a big heart full of God’s love for everyone. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I know you will all miss her dearly. I also know she made an impact on so many lives while she was on this earth. She was truly God’s servant. I am so sorry for her husband Louis, her children, grandchildren and her siblings. I know they loved her so much. I know their hearts are hurting now. But Joyce isn’t hurting any longer. She is rejoicing! I am praying for strength and comfort for each of you. God be with you all.

  7. I remember every Wednesday night I was practicing sound and I would come down after Joyce always had me plate fix for me to eat she was a loving caring woman of God

  8. We are sad that we will no longer have Joyce here in our world. However, we know she is in Heaven walking with God and singing his praises. We pray for peace and comfort for family and friends.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Bill and Lawanna Hodskins

  9. Arretta, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Sending a hug to you.

  10. What I remember about Mrs Joyce was her love for children and making sure they all had a hot meal on Wednesday nights. No matter how bad she felt, she made sure the kids were fed. We lost a great mentor, an example of how to be a Godly Woman and Wife. God bless you Louis, your kids, grandkids, and Joyce’s siblings and her Crosspointe Family ❤️

  11. I admired Joyce Lamb. She was strong and steady in her faith in Christ. I never heard her complain and was so happy when she was able to walk in those church doors and attend a service. Loved her.

  12. I honestly do not believe i would be half the person i am today if it wasn’t for the entire Lamb family. And i know that at the helm was Joyce. She had a heart of gold and was the best example i had growing up of a servants heart.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with during this time. I love you my dear friends Paul and Arretta Nave and Mollie.

  14. Joyce was one of the strongest people I have know. Always concerned about everyone else but herself. A prayer warrior. She will be missed. Praying for the family.

  15. Joyce was such a amazing Lady and will be greatly missed.
    Prayers, Hugs, and Love to the Family

  16. Sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.
    Jeff & Carla Trogden Simmons
    Gail Trogden

  17. So sorry for your loss. Joyce was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
    Jim and Deloris Williams 💕

  18. Anita and I really liked Joyce. She was always there when the family gathered. She was a fine lady. She will be sorely missed. I know that she will be celebrating life with Jesus for an eternity. To her children, we pray for you. Bless you in the difficult days ahead. She and Louis were always part of the Daughtry family.

    Tony and Anita Daughtry, Owensboro.

  19. Many great memories from my childhood in Owensboro involves the Lamb family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for Louis, Ronnie, Robbie, Trina, Arretta, and families during this time.

  20. So sorry to hear. Good woman, good neighbors and a great family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Ronnie and Pam,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was an amazing women to have done all that she did in her life. She raised a great son and her legacy lives on in you. May your loving memories of her comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless you and your family. Charlotte Speer

  22. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Joyce in 2009 we were both taking radiation at the same time so we would talk. I also would see her at the cancer events like at Diamond lakes and potluck at the Healthpark.

    Amy and Darrell Merritt

  23. In the sorrow of your loss, please know that as she made Crosspointe a much better place, she is affirming the goodness of heaven!

  24. Every one will Joyce daily she love every one she met she pray for everyone she met Uncle Lewis love Joyce they enjoy their life together and their children s and grandchildren s Sandy and Garry lamb

  25. To the entire Lamb Clan…My deepest sympathy. She left a hole that no one can fill. Prayers to everyone for peace and comfort during this time.

  26. Joyce was an amazing lady! I’ll always remember how much she loved Jesus and her family! Praying for you guys.

  27. Our deepest sympathies to Louis and the whole family.Joyce was the sweetest and most caring person we’ve ever known.What a Christian example she set for us all. Sincerely, Tom and Gwen

  28. My deepest condolences to the Lamb family. Joyce was so special and loved by all. She shined the light of Christ in so many ways to so many people. I will be praying for your family and especially Louis during this difficult time.

  29. I remember Joyce as a sweet caring lady – a true servant of Jesus – a loyal choir member – a genuine loving person. I am sure she will be greatly missed.

    Prayers for Louis and family.
    Wayne Rogers

  30. Truly Aunt Joyce lived her life as a shining light for her Saviour Jesus Christ. Now she is in His presence. Our prayers are that peace and strength be with the family. Love the Tony Henry family.

  31. Sorry for your loss, Joyce was such an amazing lady. She will be greatly missed. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  32. Joyce was the example of a wonderful Christian lady. I know an inspiration to many and loved and will be missed by everyone who knew her.Love,hugs & Prayers for all her family. ❤️Aileen Oller

  33. We are so sorry for your loss. Ms Joyce made us feel like her kids right along with her own. She was the finest example of a Godly woman on this earth. She used to send me (Susan) cards of encouragement since I was new in town and when I had hard times. She always made me feel like one of her kids. She touched more hearts than you know. We will see you again one day Mrs Lamb, God bless your sweet spirit

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