Joyce Lynn Small



Joyce Lynn Small, 76, of Morristown, passed away, Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Compass Park in Franklin.She was born April 8, 1947, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Richard D. and Margaret P. (Powell) Unger. On August 2, 1969, she married Lonnie Maurcee Small and he preceded her in death on November 6, 2021.Joyce is survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Aaron and Jan Small of Canton, Georgia; nephew, Bart Small and wife, Nicole, of Atlanta, Georgia; great-nephew, Ford Small of Atlanta, Georgia; great-niece, Finley Small of Atlanta, Georgia; and several cousins.In addition to Lonnie, Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.Joyce was a member of the Morristown Methodist Church, where she had served as administrator of the board.She was a 1965 graduate of Morristown High School. She also graduated from Indiana University, with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, in 1969.Joyce was a Physical Therapist at Hancock Regional Hospital, retiring in July of 2012.She had also served on the Asbury Cemetery Board for over 35 years.Joyce was a very active member of the Order of Eastern Star, joining in January of 1973. She was the Past Matron of the Morristown Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 316 and Ransford Indiana Masonic Home Chapter No. 605. Joyce was also a member of the Fairland Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 359. She also served as the Grand Matron of the Indiana Grand Chapter 1992-1993. She also served on the Board of Grand Trustees from 2012 to 2017.She was also a member of the Daylight Court No. 31 Order of the Amaranth, since 2007.Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm, Friday, March 1, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St., in Morristown.Order of Eastern Star services will begin at 1 pm, Friday, the funeral service will follow, officiated by Brother Cleon Wright.Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, PO Box 44210, 525 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46244-0210.Online condolences may be shared with Joyce’s family at