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Helen Joyce Mcelligott

August 23, 1938 — July 8, 2023

Helen Joyce McElligott, 84, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away peacefully on July 8, 2023 surrounded and cared for by all three of her children.

She was born on August 23, 1938 in Atlanta, GA. Joyce was the daughter of the late Preston William and Florence (Wofford) Johnson.

She graduated from West Fulton High School in 1956. She was captain of the Basketball team, played Softball and also enjoyed roller-skating. She worked for Georgia Power and then retired from Kroger after many years of service. She was a member of Druid Hills Baptist Church in Virginia Highland, where she raised her children. Her children are in agreement that though they grew up without some of the luxuries others had, their lives were richly blessed by her unconditional love and extraordinary heart.

She was loved beyond measure. She will be missed dearly and remembered as someone that lived life with a cheerful spirit.

Surviving family members include two daughters, Mary Lynn Trujillo and her husband, Raul; Kathleen Rohring and her husband, Dave; son, Edward McElligott; four grandchildren, Seth, Ian, Audrey and Sophie. Also surviving, her brother, David Johnson and wife Barbara; her sister, Evelyn Kimble and husband Melvin; and her sister-in-law, Rebecca Johnson.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at A.S. Turner and Son's Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 11am in the Chapel at Decatur Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Crestlawn Cemetery.

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