Joylyn Lynch

Joylyn Lynch

Saturday, January 23rd, 1937 Monday, July 22nd, 2019

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Obituary for Joylyn Jones Lynch (Lynch)

GREENVILLE – Joylyn Jones Simmons Lynch, 82, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Born in Selma, Ala., she was the daughter of Mary Shanklin Jones and the Rev. Dr. Samuel Hovey Jones, both deceased.
Joylyn was a high-energy person who loved music, travel, crafting, and treasuring her 400+ giraffe collection. She enjoyed deep conversations and was always ready for a philosophical discussion on life.
Joylyn graduated from Greenville High in 1955 and Furman University in 1958, where she was a member of the Furman Singers. She spent her early adult life as an Air Force wife, and when that marriage ended, earned her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 1987. She then practiced as a family counselor in Greenville, during which time she met and married Jess F. “Jeff” Lynch, who preceded her in death. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church.
Joylyn is survived by one brother, Mark Jones (Fran); two sons, Scott Simmons (Susan) and Brad Simmons (Beth); daughter-in-law Edie Simmons Brewer; plus five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joylyn was preceded in death by her former spouse, Wilbur C. Simmons, eldest son Will Simmons, and siblings Marie J. Propp and Samuel Jones.
Visitation will be held Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Greenville (847 Cleveland St.), followed by a 3 p.m. memorial service in the church chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greenville Area Parkinson Society. Online condolences may be made to

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Kelsey Aldrich

I am so very aorry to hear of

joylyns passing. she was one of the most kind and loving people
i have ever known. Thinking of you during this difficult time. God bless
Comment | Posted at 12:05pm via Condolence

Peggy K Williams

I and my late husband, Asbury, were class mates. Fond memories of her energy....amazing. Sorry for your loss. May you all find peace in the fact that she is with our Lord and has been made whole again. Love to all. Peggy K. Williams
Comment | Posted at 10:02am via Condolence

Frances J Summerall

I have such fond memories of the three years we were “roomies” at Furman...especially of failing room inspections because of some creative project Joylyn had initiated, such as papering the walls with the Sunday comics or building a cornice for our “window treatments”!! Never a dull moment living with Joylyn! I loved her and wish for you peace and comfort.
Fran Jordan Summerall
Comment | Posted at 09:27pm via Condolence

Martha B Greene

So sorry to hear. Joylyn was a classmate with us at Furman. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends.
Richard and Martha Greene
Cheraw. SC
Comment | Posted at 08:46pm via Condolence

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