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Joyce Lynn (Oates) Flournoy

January 16, 1943 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 79)


Joyce Lynn Oates Flournoy, 79, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on May 21, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born on January 16, 1943, in the Dreka Community to Jessie Earl Oates and Vashti Ross Oates.  Mrs. Flournoy was a life-long member of Dreka United Pentecostal Church.

Funeral service will be held at 2PM on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Mangum Funeral Home with Rev. Kerry Green and Rev. Jeff McGee officiating.  Interment will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 5-8 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Earl Oates and Vashti Ross Oates; and brother, Jimmy Earl Oates.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Guy Flournoy.

Daughters and sons-in-law:

Tammy Flournoy Rawls and husband Jeff of Shreveport, Louisiana

Kelly Flournoy Allen and husband Clifton of Shreveport, Louisiana

Jacy Flournoy Lightfoot and husband Derrick of Joaquin, Texas


Josh Rawls and wife Shelby of Shreveport, Louisiana

Cody Rawls and wife Katie of Haughton, Louisiana

Jordan Rawls of Shreveport, Louisiana

Kirby Allen Wendt and husband Joey of Shreveport, Louisiana

Kendall Allen of Stonewall, Louisiana

Lyndrey, Jansen, Taylen, Daygen, and Paxley Lightfoot of Joaquin, Texas


Brody Cross, Meredith Rawls and Penny Joyce Wendt

Brother and Sister-in-law:

Larry Dale Oates and wife Kathy of Dreka, Texas


Judy Oates of Keatchie, Louisiana

Carolyn Flournoy of Tenaha, Texas

Sarah Lewis and husband John of Huntington, Texas

Rachel Brannon and husband Ronnie of Hallsville, Texas

Dorothy Flournoy of Longview, Texas


George Duke of Timpson, Texas

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Mrs. Flournoy’s sons-in-laws, grandsons, and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Special thanks to Dr. Sally Ball and Dr. Tyler Lash of Willis-Knighton Health System and the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center.

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May 25, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935

Funeral Service
May 26, 2022

2:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935


Rather Cemetery
Center, TX 75935

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