Joan Dorton "Jody" Fyffe
Sunday 11th of September 1938 - Thursday 19th of November 2020
Joan was married to Billy J. Fyffe for 51 years. They were blessed with two children, Timothy D. Fyffe (Amy), Lisa F. Duzyk (Dan), and four grandchildren, Sarah Duzyk, New York, Chris Duzyk (Maddie), Bellevue, Samuel Duzyk, Louisville, Andrew Fyffe, Georgetown, and many nieces and nephews. She is survived by sisters-in-law Ingrid Dorton, St. Louis and Debra Dorton, Lexington.
Jody graduated from Pikeville High School and attended the University of Kentucky majoring in Fine Arts. She was a successful artist having her work exhibited in local, state and national exhibits. She was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Belle Bennett Circle. A Kentucky Colonel, she was a faithful fan of the UK Wildcats.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Dorothy D. Pearson, Virginia D. Hale; two brothers Dr. Robert K. Dorton and Richard O. Dorton; sisters-in-law and their spouses, Dorothy Salyer (Leroy), Mabel Lemaster (John), Mertie Hamilton (Jack), Mary Trimble (James), and brother-in-law Link Fyffe, Jr.
Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mrs. Fyffe’s service arrangements. Burial will be a private family service at the Lexington Cemetery with a Celebration of Life planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Bluegrass Care Navigators, 2312 Alexandria Dr. Lexington, KY 40504.
To share a remembrance of Joan or offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Sending heartfelt, sincere condolences to cousins Tim and Lisa and their respective families over the loss of their beloved Mother. In my childhood memories, I vividly recall Aunt Jody as a kind, loving and caring wife and mother who was very proud of her family. She had a quiet, calming, reassuring, positive presence and demeanor much like her dear husband, Billy Joe Fyffe. I know she adored her grandchildren and also led a purposeful and fulfilling life. May God bless her and receive her into Glory where she will be reunited with dear family and friends. Amen.
Jody will always hold a special place in my heart as such a sweet and loving family member. She will be missed by so many.
On behalf of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Order offers its deepest condolences and is proud of a life well lived by Colonel Fyffe. Sherry Crose, Executive Director Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
I always enjoyed the time I spent with Jody. I especially remember the time we attended an Andy Williams concert with Shirley. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time
So sorry for the loss of Jody. Sending prayers and blessings to her family.
Rest In Peace mom