Joyce Richards Blalock-Cosson

Joyce Richards Blalock-Cosson

Joyce Richards Blalock-Cosson

January 08, 1936~December 25, 2023

Joyce Richards Blalock-Cosson, 87, of Baker, Florida passed away on December 25th, 2023. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends in her home. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, December 30th at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Baker, Florida. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 30, 2023 from 10 am to 10:30 am. In Lieu of Flowers the family has requested donations to be made to Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

Joyce was born on January 8, 1936 to James Irvin and Bessie Delanie Richards. Joyce attended Baker High School and graduated in 1954.  After graduation, Joyce moved to Washington, DC and worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Identification Department. Joyce would eventually return to Baker. She would work for M.R.&R Trucking Company, and then for 30 years for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier. After retiring from the USPS, Joyce worked for the ReMax Agency as a realtor. Joyce was a big believer in giving back to her community. She served as the President of the Baker Lions Club Chapter and actively traveled to various elementary and pre-schools in the providing eye sight screenings for children as part of the non-profit Kids Sight.

Joyce is survived by her current husband John Clark Cosson, daughter from her first marriage, Jennifer Blalock Moore, sister Linda Richards, grandchildren Dylan, Cassidy, Kristen, Sterling, Kendall, Cameron, Aspen and great-grandson Jackson. She is preceded in death by her first husband Eddie Blalock, Sr.,  (d. 1995), sons Eddie Rogers Blalock, Jr, and James Monroe Blalock.

Memorial service

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

  • December 30, 2023
  • 10:30 am
  • Email Details
  • 5595 Hwy 4
    Baker , Florida 32531


Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

  • December 30, 2023
  • 10:00 am -10:30 am
  • Email Details
  • 5595 Hwy 4
    Baker, Florida 32531

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John Steele

December 27, 2023, 4:58 pm

so sad to hear this, Ms Joyce was such a sweet lady.. condolences and hugs to the family..

Mary Wilhelm White

December 27, 2023, 5:05 pm

What a beautiful, wonderful woman Mrs. Joyce was. A mentor & a loving Christian. Her presence will be forever missed. My sincere condolences to you Jennifer & the rest of the family! Just know this Jennifer YOUR MOM WAS SO VERY PROUD OF YOU! GOD bless you during this difficult time!
Mary Wilhelm White

Michele Walker

December 27, 2023, 7:50 pm

Joyce was the most energetic, giving person I had the pleasure of knowing. She prided herself in her stylish appearance—she always looked great and always had a smile on her face. My condolences to her family. She will be missed.

The Corcorans

December 28, 2023, 3:00 pm

Jenn- we are so very sorry for your loss and are sending you lots of love. What a beautiful and full life your mom lived. We hope your fond memories of her will carry you through these difficult times.

Janice Stewart

December 28, 2023, 3:07 pm

I worked with Joyce for many year at the Postal Service such a pleasant person and friend hugs and prayers to your sweet family

Pastor Jim Vail

December 28, 2023, 8:19 pm

I am so very sad to hear about Joyce! She was a blessing as she helped every year with the free dental clinic and her work with the Lions Club! She will be greatly missed by us all!! -Pastor Jim Vail-

Marge Langley

December 29, 2023, 12:47 am

We love Ms. Joyce and are very blessed and honored to be a part of her family after her marriage to Uncle John. We got to know her even better being part of the Baker’s Lion Club. We loved to listen to her stories about events that took place during her life and she always entertained us with great jokes, which made our Lion’s club meetings an event to look forward to. We all enjoyed her great cooking and her beautiful home. Our grandson, Landry had a special bond with Aunt Joyce, she would let him feed her fish and we all admired the waterfall and beautiful yard. Ms. Joyce was very special and we all miss her but are thankful that she welcomed us into her life.
Our thoughts and prayers to her family whom she loved and was very proud of.
The Langley Family

Michael David Poweleit

December 29, 2023, 2:31 pm

Our deepest Sympathies to the family of Joyce from the Orange Park Lions Club, I know she must have been a special person since she was a Lion,

Mike Poweleit
Secretary, Orange Park Lions Club.

Sue Hooten, Sec/Treas, Palatka New Vision Lions Club

December 29, 2023, 2:35 pm

while your loved one is at peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, we extend our sincerest condolences to you, your family, and friends, as well as Joyce’s Lions members. Grace and mercy be with you, and blessings abound!

Alice & Copeland Shavers

December 29, 2023, 8:47 pm

What an amazing lady and what a remarkable impactful life! Copeland and I send our condolences and prayers to Jennifer and family.

Ed Mitchell Jr

December 30, 2023, 11:14 am

To know Ms. Joyce or Lion Joyce, was a blessing in my life. The few years that I got to work with her with the Lions Club, she brought energy and passion in everything she did, along with that smile. She is known throughout the county schools for her passion with the Lions KidSight program which she did for many years, until she couldn’t do it any longer. The Baker and Crestview Lions Club is better because of her. Our condolences to the family in Jesus Name

LaDonna Medley

January 1, 2024, 3:38 am

I just read about Joyce’s passing. What a unique woman with such a sweet personality. My prayers are with the family.

Susan Masters

January 11, 2024, 9:35 pm

Joyce was a sweet caring person who never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was wonderful to work with and we hold her family and friends up in prayers for comfort and piece. Melvin Jones would surely of been proud to call her a Lion

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