Joyce Ann "Joy" Houp

Joyce “Joy” Ann Edmondson Houp, age 75, finished her journey on earth and stepped into the loving arms of our Savior on March 7, 2019 at her home in Bakersfield, CA. She passed peacefully with her daughter Lori and son-in-law by her side.

She is preceded in death, by her parents Gaston and Leeneta Edmondson, 6 siblings Charles Edmondson, Norman Edmondson, Roger Edmondson, Johnny Edmondson, Phillip Edmondson, and Judith Tolbert. There are 3 surviving siblings David Edmondson of Glencoe, KY, Beverly Anderson of FL, and Jeff Edmondson of Frankfort, KY.

Born January 4, 1944 in Martinsville, IN. Joy married the love of her life Thomas Houp February 9, 1968. Joy’s world crumbled around her when Tom passed away in 1996. She never dated again, as she only had eyes for Tom. They are certainly dancing in heaven celebrating their reunion. She exuded love, kindness and compassion and was the very definition of mother to her 3 grieving children Lisa Brazier of Ohio, Gregory Houp of Ohio, and Lori Houp of California; also a step-daughter Sherri Henderson of Indiana.

Joy celebrated being a grandmother to her 5 grandchildren Kyle, Seth and Sierra Brazier; Tara and Lindsey Houp; and her step grandchildren Chris O’Connell, and Justin O’Connell (preceded in death, 2005). She was great-grandmother of Brayden and Serenity, with her 3rd Raelyn expected this May. 


Joy is also survived by many nieces, nephews,great-nieces and nephews, sister-in-laws, additional family members and many friends. 


Visitation at Don Catchen & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10a-12p. Service starts at noon. Graveside services are immediately following at Owenton IOOF Cemetery, with a Celebration of Life pot-luck dinner afterwards, hosted by JR and Rene Edmondson. All are welcome to join us for great food, music, and memories.