Although I never met my great-grandmother, I’ve heard Joy Bell was quite the charm. Joy Bell was the mother to my Papa Leggett and a grandmother to my mother. She is the inspired JOY in my name; she is my namesake. From stories I’ve been told, she brought tons of joy to those around her. She was a Proverbs 31 lady, a nurturing mother, and an inspirational grandmother. Before I was born in 1987, she passed away. Her name was then passed along to me and will forever be apart of who I am.
Today, I remember this sweet lady who made such a lasting impression on my Papa, Mema, and Mama.
Joy Bell Sanders Leggett, November 15, 1919 - January 16, 1987