Joy May Bernshausen
January 6, 2021
Date of Service: March 20, 2023
Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane
Joy Marie (May) Bernshausen, age 91, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. She was born to the late Roby Dewitt May and Leila Laurel (Bowers) May and was preceded in death by Fritz Bernshausen, her husband, and her seven siblings: Roby May, Violet Dewitt, Rosalie Merritt, Bertha Lou Boone, Riley (Bill) May, Dr. Floyd (Earl) May, and Dr. Joseph (Joe) C. May.
Those left to cherish her memory include five children: Kerry Fawn Johnston, of Elizabethton, Tamlyn Joy Bernshausen, of Elizabethton, Cynthia Lynn Bernshausen, of Elizabethton, Todd Fritz Bernshausen, of Aurora, CO, and Bonny Beth Bernshausen Breeding and husband Pat, of Kingsport; one sister, Hilda Collins and husband Dr. Herbert Collins, of Elizabethton; ten grandchildren: Christopher Miller and wife Sarah, Erik Miller and fiancé Amy, Andrew Johnston and wife Megan, Heath Johnston, Spencer Breeding and wife Brittany, Austin Breeding, Alexis Joy Breeding, Luke Bernshausen, Teagan Bernshausen, and McClane Bernshausen; and eight great grandchildren: Caleb, Sophia, Logan, Nash, Zoe, Ava, Jack, and Emmett.
A service to celebrate the life of Joy Marie (May) Bernshausen will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Sunday.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 in memory of Joy.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is honored to serve the Bernshausen family. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.