OBITUARY: Joyce Johnson Matlock


Joyce Johnson Matlock, age 92 of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2024 at her residence at Vantage Pointe.

Mrs. Matlock was born on July 30, 1931 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Earl & Floy Harris Johnson.

Her most treasured job was being a homemaker. She loved all sports, an avid bowler and a fabulous cook. She loved to attend any function she could that included her grandchildren. Joyce was known by her beloved husband as the “Queen”. Most importantly, she loved her Lord and her family very much and attended Ashland City United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, L.J. Matlock, Jr.; daughter, Patricia Matlock Ferguson; and brothers, Ray & Pat Johnson.

Survivors include her sons, Johnny (Pam) Matlock and Jeff (Melissa) Matlock; grandchildren, Leslie (Kurt) Kaalaas, Jason (Traci) Ferguson, Jennifer (Bobby) Brumit, Caitlin (Cody) Choate, Josh (Madelyn) Matlock, Anne Matlock, Bo (Jennifer) Matlock, Jack Matlock and Sam Matlock; twelve great-grandchildren; and loving nephew, Ricky Johnson and his wife Adrian.

The family would like to express their thanks to the wonderful staff at Vantage Pointe for taking care of their mother for the last 10 years.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Ashland City United Methodist Church or Forrest Hills Cemetery in Ashland City.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Monday, June 24th from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. There will be a private burial.

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433


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