Joy Ann (DeCenzo) McKinney

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July 10, 1952 - December 2, 2022

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Thursday, December 8th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Friday, December 9th 10 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church



Joy Ann (DeCenzo) McKinney, age 70, of Midlothian, VA, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022msurrounded by her family. Joy graduated from Westerville High School (1970) and worked for Bell Telephone/AT& T/Lucent from 1972 to her retirement in 2001. She lived in Galena, OH from 1994-2016 and moved to Richmond, VA area to be near her son and his family. She survived earths physical battles and fought hard to continue on with her life to see her first grandchild be born. Joy dedicated her life to family and friends. Please keep her in your prayers. She is now with Jesus Christ. Jesus has been with her throughout her struggles and will hold her in His arms to heaven. Joy is survived by her devoted husband, Patrick; son, Matthew (Kristina); grandson, Sean and soon to be granddaughter, Isabella; brother, Joe DeCenzo (Jane) and niece, Teresa DeCenzo, also survived by brother/sister-in-laws; James McKinney (Corrina), Barbara Faeth (Chuck), Teresa McKinney, Cathy Hart (Mike), Michael McKinney, Maryjane Nooks (Ralph). Special thank you to cousin Tony and Joan Colak for their support. Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 OH-37, Sunbury, OH Friday at 10 a.m. Rev. Fr. Dan Dury, celebrant. Interment to be in Virginia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Lung Association.


JOHN V DUNFEE - Dec 7, 2022

Joy was always one sweet lady. Because of our alphabetized surnames I remember having her in a lot of homerooms as well as other classes. As I recall, her dad was Nick, the football coach. All I know is if there was a pop quiz or test, and I hadn't studied, she was always there to help me. Joy, you are one of the beautiful souls of the Class of 70. Angelic Joy to you, for now you are one. John Dunfee

Rhonda Hickmam - Dec 7, 2022

One less heart beat in our class of 1970. Prayers to the family

Rhonda Hickmam - Dec 7, 2022

One less heart beat in our class of 1970. Prayers to the family

Janet Linden Manookian - Dec 6, 2022

I have been looking for Joy for years. She was a sweet friend in high school.

Julie (Stout) Johnson - Dec 6, 2022

Sad to read this obituary. Joy was truly a kind, caring friend.

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