Gertrude Joy (Johnson) Lynch, of Canton, known to friends and family as "Joy" passed away August 15,2019, at the age of 85.

 She was the daughter of the late Clark A. and Gertrude Shivers Johnson. Born on July 27, 1934, Joy was a lifelong resident of Farmhaven, Mississippi. 

She was a member of Church of God church and attended Farmhaven Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano over the years. Joy was a loving caregiver to many family and friends. Joy began her work career at Anderson Mattress Company in Anderson, Indiana. She also worked at Madison County Farm Bureau, Udico Electric Company and retired from Magnolia Federal Bank in 1993.

 Joy was preceded in death by her parents, Clark and Gertrude Johnson; husband, William Riley (Bill) Lynch; son, Brent Alan Lynch; brothers, Leo Johnson, John Johnson, Herman Johnson, Orville Johnson and Dewey Johnson; and sister, Irene Johnson Trigleth. 

She is survived by her son, Mark Alan Lynch, (Ginger); daughter, Janis Marie Ainsworth, all of Madison, Mississippi; and Grandsons, Adam Riley Lynch (26), Matthew Tyler Zimmerman (23) and William Blake Zimmerman (18); sister-in-law, Sybil Lynch of Canton, Mississippi; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held August 20, 2019 at Lottville Cemetery (Farmhaven Cemetery).