Ms. Jennifer Joyner, 49 of Soperton, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Meadows Regional Medical Center, following her battle with COVID.

She was born on March 6, 1972 in Dublin, GA to James Elton Joyner and Kathy Ward Joyner. She was a veteran LPN of 26 years, a true example of servanthood she lovingly cared for the elderly and their families. In addition, she was a proud supporter of the United States Military, and loved her country. If they didn’t make her mad, she was a huge Georgia Bulldog fan. She loved to read and watch Hallmark movies in her spare time. She is greatly loved and is already missed. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Felton and Myrtle Joyner; and her maternal grandfather, Thomas Ward.

Ms. Joyner is survived by her parents, James Elton “Jimmy” Joyner and Kathy Ward Joyner; her step-father, John Fulford; her step-mother, Diana Spivey; her two daughters, Alexandria (Joyner) Herrin and her husband, David, and Caitlin Kitchens; her four grandchildren, Noah Herrin, Bryson Benton, Ty Benton, and Ashalun Benton.

The family received friends on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home, Vidalia Chapel. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. following visitation at Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home Chapel of Vidalia with the Rev. Lamar Lee officiating. Special music was provided by Javan Anderson. Graveside service and interment followed at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Herrin, Justin Aaron, Bryson Benton, Ty Benton, Jeffrey Thigpin and Kobe Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Barbara Hutchinson, Laura Greene, Terri Page, and Sarah Moseley.

Flowers are appreciated, or for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the USO or to “Til Valhalla” Project.

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Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home, Vidalia Chapel, is serving the Joyner family.