Joy Renee Hale

December 26, 1959 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 59)


Joy Renee Hale was born to Alton Monroe Woodlin and Nadji Ann Hale on December 26, 1959. Joy was child five of nine. Joy attended Columbus Public Schools. Joy loved to have fun and play with her nieces and nephews. Joy attended ARC Industries and West Central School where she loved working and making money and spending time with her friends.

Things that Joy enjoyed: Flirting with young buffed black men, chewing gum, dancing, playing the tambourine, being on the move, making jewelry, talking about her boyfriend even though she could not remember his name, praise and worshipping God, arts and crafts, puzzles, playing frisbee and being made to laugh; her smile would radiate through the room when she would get her food at restaurants. She really loved when someone would sing a song with her name in it: Joy Joy Joy! She would stand up for herself.

Joy is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Homer (Nina) Hale, Mother; Nadji Ann Hale, Uncles & Aunts; Cleo (Ben) Cloyd, Fairabee (James) Johnson, Homer (Mary) Hale Jr., Devonne (Mary) Hale, Tyrone (Minnie) Hale, sisters; Tonya C. Allen, Tracy L. Ruff, nephews: Steven l. Ramsey, Ronald S. Hale, Anthony J. Ramsey, Bruce M. Cloyd and Jack W. Ruff Jr., great nephew; Canaan D. Newton and great niece, Kensley L. Ruff.

She leaves to cherish her memories; Father; Alton Monroe Woodlin, sisters; Deborah Edwards, Columbus, Indiana, Fredricka Hale, Fairabee (John) Ravin, Brothers; Ronald Hale, Anthony Hale, and Rufus Hale. Uncle, Erle (Vera) Hale, Baltimore Maryland, Aunt; Sonjia (Sonny) Harlin; along with The Unity Baptist Church Family and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, co-Workers and friends. Joy is truly missed by all who had the pleasure to know and love her. To God Be The Glory!

Joy Renee Hale passed away September 19, 2019. Family will receive friends Monday, September 30, 2019 from 11:00am until time of service at noon at Unity Baptist Church, 1358 Mt Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43203. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery.  Arrangements by WHITE’S FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 867 S. JAMES ROAD, COLS, OH  43227, BENJAMIN F. “BENNY” WHITE, JR, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, (614)947-1123,

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American Legion Service
September 27, 2019

4:00 PM

September 30, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Unity Baptist Church (Mt. Vernon Ave)

Funeral Service
September 30, 2019

12:00 PM
Unity Baptist Church (Mt. Vernon Ave)

Interment following funeral service
September 30, 2019

East Lawn Cemetery

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