Ms. Joyce Parris Shuman, age 79, of Rockmart, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was born on December 20, 1938 in Cedartown, Georgia.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. William Hoyt Parris and Mrs. Lillian Ophelia Hampton Parris.


Ms. Shuman is survived by; sons, Richard M. and Debbie Shuman, Keith Shuman, Steven and Trina Shuman, and Chris Sr. and Angie Shuman; sisters, Geneva Berry, Fay Rudeseal, Carolyn Speicher, Reba Swafford, Cathy Ogle; brothers, Jesse Parris, Rev. Roger Parris; 8 grandchildren; 10  great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.


Ms. Shuman is preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt and Ophelia Parris; husband, John Richard Shuman; brothers, William Walter Parris, James Loyd Parris; and daughter-in-law, Shelley Shuman.


The funeral service for Ms. Joyce Parris Shuman will be held on Tuesday, July10th, 2018 at one o’clock in the afternoon in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Parris and Rev. Josh Johnson officiating.


The family of Ms. Shuman will receive family and friends on Monday, July 9, 2018 from six o’clock till eight o’clock in the evening at the Gammage Funeral Home.


The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Shane Shuman, Logan Burkalter, Dustin Scoggins, Donovan Scoggins, Dennis Shuman, Christopher Shuman, Jr. and Denver Romine.


The family request that flowers please be omitted and donations may be given to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 844 Pleasant Hill Road, Rockmart Georgia, 30153.


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The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Ms. Joyce Parris Shuman.