Joyce Ann (Power) Kitchens

Born: Mon., May 8, 1933
Died: Sun., Sep. 6, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Sep. 09, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 09, 2015
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Joyce Ann Power Kitchens

Joyce Ann Power Kitchens, age 82, of Madison, GA died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton. Ms. Kitchens was born on May 8, 1933, in Milledgeville, GA, as the daughter of the late Willie Bertrand Power and Sadie Mae West Power. She graduated from Baldwin County High School. Along with being a homemaker, Joyce worked for Grumman Aerospace Corp. in Milledgeville for ten years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, but more recently was attending the First United Methodist Church of Madison. She enjoyed flower gardening, baking, and caring for and being with her family.  She was also a fan of all college football.

Ms. Kitchens is survived by a daughter, Holly Copelan of Madison, GA; two sons, Bert Kitchens (Cathy) of Gray, GA and John Kitchens (Deanna) of Daphne, AL; grandchildren, Craig Copelan (Erin), Mitchell Copelan (Daniela), Andrew Kitchens, Scott Coates (Karen) and Christi Simmons (John); great grandchildren, Maeci Simmons, Bella Coates, Aiden Coates and Wesley Scott Coates, Jr.; siblings Claudette Miller (Loy), Janet McNair, Russell Power (Audrey) and Jere Power (Shelly).  She was preceded in death by an infant son and two sisters, Marjorie Evans and LaNeve Torrence.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Grady Mosley officiating. Interment will follow at Baldwin Memorial Gardens, 2896 N. Columbia Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Serving as pallbearers are John Simmons, Scott Coates, Albert Perera, Davis Bell, Billy Duvall and Wes Holt. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service Wednesday morning at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family requests donations be made to the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia, 1901 Montreal Road, Suite 102, Tucker, Georgia 30084.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Margaret Patrick
   Posted Mon September 07, 2015
Holly, Craig, and Mitchell,
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Joyce's passing. I knew she was not doing well, but had no idea. She was always so sweet to my family, especially Momma and Aunt Rachel, and of course Cody. Momma and Aunt Rachel thought the world of her and of course we referred to her as Grandma Joyce. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord and no longer in pain. She is in His glory now. Praying for comfort for all of you and hang on to the great memories.
Love you all,

Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Mon September 07, 2015
Holly and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was such a sweet lady! May God give you the strength, love, comfort and peace you will need in the coming days.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon September 07, 2015
My love, prayers and sympathy. Jane Cobb

Sandra Meng
   Posted Mon September 07, 2015
Dear family, American Pest Control is so sorry for the loss of your loved one. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Rudy and Martha
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Holly,Bert and John,

So many memories that will sustain you through the days to come. We will miss our "Auntie Joyce" ,but find comfort in knowing she is with "Sister".


Rudy and Martha

Jason and Regina Shaw
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
John and Deanna,

We are so sorry for your loss and love you very much!


Jason and Regina

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family, Joyce was a lovely ,sweet lady.

Susan Meadows Higdon
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
I am so very sorry to hear of Joyce's death. I have missed her at GFBC. She and my cousin were cousins and we always had that link. My heartfelt condolences to all of the family.

Dianne Yearwood
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy for you at this time of your loss. Know that your mother was loved by many who will cherish the memories created with her. I will always remember the good times we had "cooking breakfast"....that really created a bond between your mom and I. Take comfort also in knowing she is not suffering anymore--the pain is gone for her.
God bless you, dear friend...and your family!

Kathy Dunn O'Bryan (KD)
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Joycie was a special lady that helped raise me and fed me many meals during High School and early college days. She was always a very stately and elegant woman. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and sustain you with his Grace during this time of grief. I share that grief with you!

Ana Castillo
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Holly, Bert, John: I'm so sorry for your loss. I've always liked Joyce, she had a sweet spirit and was a true Southern Lady. May God comfort all of you in your sadness and give you peace. She's now with Jesus enjoying the riches of Heaven.
My love to all of you,

Teddi Sue and John
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Holly, Craig and Mitchell,
We are so sorry for your loss.Words cannot express how much I loved your mama.
I'm glad her pain is over and she is in heaven - healthy, whole, and working in God's garden! We are praying for you all.
With much love,
John and Teddi Sue Wilson

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of the Kitchens Family
during this time and in the weeks and months to come.

Cathy D Smith
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Holly, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Faust Family
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Dear Family, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. May your many family memories bring you comfort at this time. We are reminded that Almighty God is close to those who grieve (Psalm 34:18) He gives us the promise of future blessings to be shared by all (Revelation 21:4). Our sincere condolence to all of you.

Malcolm O'Neal
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
John & Family - you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Steve and Judy Prosser Ivey
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Bert, John and Holly...though many years have passed since our days at First Christian Church in Milledgeville, I remember them well! Your mama was such a sweet lady and will be missed. It's been nine years today (9/9/15) since my mama passed and now she and Mrs. Joyce can be celebrating in heaven together. God bless you all and know that we are holding you close in thoughts and prayers.

Theresa Duncan
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
My prayers are with you always.

Faye B Coleman
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Bert, Holly, John - We are so sorry about Joyce. Our friendship goes back
for years and years. I know you will all miss her. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you.

Faye & Ernest Coleman

William D. Moore, Jr.
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
So sorry for your family's loss. Your family is in our family's prayers.