Joyce Sparks

May 27, 2011 • Obituaries


A memorial service for Joyce Sparks, 59, of Roswell, will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home with Leroy Jimenez officiating.

She passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, in Roswell. Joyce was born July 21, 1951, in Roswell, to Ralph O. Sparks and Audrey E. Johnson Sparks.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed [auth] watching her soap operas, spending time with her family, gardening and her beloved pets.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Audrey Cottrell, of Roswell; son, Dale Madsen and wife Christina, of Hobbs; brother, John Sparks, of Roswell; sister, Mattie Sparks Lee, of Sacramento; grandchildren, Brie Cottrell, of Roswell, Darian Courter, of Hobbs, Anastacia Madsen, of Hobbs, and Ronald Dale Madsen, of Hobbs; nieces, Alice Powers and husband John, of San Francisco, Linda Baigrie and husband Rob, of Hong Kong, and Jeaneen McIntosh, of Denver; nephew Jim Sparks and wife Amy, of Banning, Calif.; grandniece Jordan Grill, of Denver; grandnephew William McIntosh, of Roswell; cousin Nancy Beard and children, of Roswell; longtime friend and companion Jim Scott; as well as numerous cousins and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Samantha Cottrell; son, Jason Madsen, her parents; uncle James Henry Sparks; and aunt Mayona Sparks. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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