Joyce Young Istre

Friday, October 16, 2020
Joyce Young Istre

Mrs. Joyce Young Istre, 83, of Jennings entered external rest on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Camelot Brookside Nursing Home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Young Istre of Jennings will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Mike Tramel officiating.

Visitation, at the request of the family, will begin today, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the funeral home, with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, from 8 a.m. until the time of her funeral services.

Committal Service will follow in LeBlanc Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Jennings to the union of Henry Young and Mattie Gary Young.

Mrs. Istre spent her years as a homemaker and raising her three children. She enjoyed playing bingo and working crossword puzzles. Mrs. Istre also loved to cook and was often found in her kitchen preparing a delicious meal for her family. She adored her family and friends, whom she could be often found visiting with. Mrs. Istre was a kind and gentle soul that will be missed by those who loved and knew her.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her grandsons, Travis (Nikki) Istre of Jennings, Coy (Paula) Myers of Lake Charles, Dusty Myers of Lake Arthur, and Eric Paul Istre and Arthur Dale Istre, Jr., both of Morse; granddaughters, Jessica Sue, Tiffany Fay and Leslie, all of Sulphur; sisters, Mary Jane (John) Skinner of LaVergne, Tenn., and Helen Johnson of Lake Charles; brothers, Bryon Jessie Young of Lake Charles and Ronnie (Mary) Young of Cravens; two great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob “Bobbie” J. Istre; daughter, Sherry Istre Guidry; sons, Arthur Dale Istre and Robert Lee Istre; parents, Henry and Mattie G. Young; brothers, Duplice Joseph “Joe” Young and Ernest James “E.J.” Young; and sister, Shirley Mae Young Stanford.

Carrying Mrs. Joyce Istre to her place of rest will be Ronnie Young, Jr., Danny Young, Bernie Young, Travis Istre, Dusty Myers and Coy Myers.

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