Joyce Marie McGaha, of Gatesville passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Gatesville. A Celebration of Life Service will be at Eastwood Baptist Church in Gatesville at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Joyce was born September 22, 1951 in Denton, Texas to Lora Mae and Harold Jenkins. Joyce grew up the youngest of eight children. She graduated from RL Turner High School in 1969. Joyce went on to study cosmetology, prior to marrying the love of her life, Jerry McGaha, in 1969. She lived in several states and in Europe, due to her husband’s military career. Joyce was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Joyce loved to travel and spend time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jerry McGaha, of Gatesville; son, Harold McGaha, and wife, Jeannette, of Plano; daughter, Racheal Bridgewater, and husband, Billy, of Gatesville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; sister, Norma Anderson, of The Colony; sister, Linda Cummings, and husband, Jimmy, of Ennis; Sister-in-Law, Belva Weatherly, of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and five siblings.