Joyce K. Slay

Sep 2 1941
Aug 28 2018
76 Years

Joyce K. Slay, 76, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, August, 28, 2018 at Twin Pines Health Care Facility. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Oatha Slay with whom she shared over 18 years of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Elmira (Ferguson) and Cordell Jason. Following High School, Joyce went on to attend a two year nursing program, but later took on a role as a homemaker caring for her family. She cherished time spent with both her children and grandchildren. Her personality was infectious and she was loved by everyone who had the opportunity to meet her, she never had a bad word to speak about anyone. She was an active witness at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Parkesburg.

She is survived by four children: Robert Jason Slay, husband of Lisa, of Lancaster, Candace D. Wood, wife of Nathan, of Downingtown, Paul Michael Slay, of Tucson Arizona, and David Slay of Oxford; two siblings Linda Diaz and Lois Lambert; Best friend Brenda Powell; and 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two siblings: Ron Jason and Richie Jason.

The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 1 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 67 Octorara Rd, Parkesburg, PA 19365.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at  


Cousins, my deepest sympathy to you. You mom was always up beat and laughing whenever I saw her. R.I.P.

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Joyce was a very friendly and caring person. Who always had nice thing to say. Sorry for the loss of your Mother.


Jackie Mattson

resident at the Parkesburg School Apartments


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Joyce, what I will miss about you, is everything! You were always the highlight of my day! Your joy and love lifted my heart each time I was with you! We always found something to laugh about. We always found something nice to talk about. You were one of the bravest people I ever met. You always did your best without complaining and you treated everyone with kindness and respect. Joyce, I love you and I look forward to seeing you again. Joyce, you are the best! God bless you!!!! Love, your friend, Ann H.

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Ms. Slay was a very nice woman and my condolences to her family. I was friends with her two son’s Paul and David when I was growing up and Joyce was always nice and welcoming to me in their home. She was truly a very kind person. 

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