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Joy L. Williams

May 9, 1961 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 59)

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Joy L. Williams died Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the age of 59. She was born May 9, 1961 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Alethan and Lois (Ross) Chaffin.  Joy was a graduate of Haslett High School, Class of 1979 and earned her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development from Lansing Community College. She has also been awarded the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for Infant/Toddler through the CDA National Credentialing Program. Joy loved spending time at home on her “mini” farm where she raised chickens, goats, steer and horses. Throughout her life she’s had a menagerie of animals. She was working as a Pre-School teacher at Haslett Child Development Center and has been with them for over 30 years. On August 28, 1993 she married William “Bill” Williams and he survives her. Also surviving is a daughter, Becky (Patrick) Van Camp; two sons, Brad (Becky) Williams and Billy (Susan) Williams; six grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Porter and Janet (Gary) Wheeler; one brother, Jerry Chaffin and several nieces, nephews and close friends that will dearly miss her.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Jean Studemeyer and one brother, David Chaffin.  Following Joy’s wishes cremation has taken place and there are no services planned at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring or summer 2021. Memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network through their website at using their Donate Now button. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.

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