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Joyce DePrater
July 27, 1948-January 23, 2023
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Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on July 27, 1948, B. Joyce DePrater entered into rest on January 23, 2023 in Surprise, Arizona. Joyce was 74 years old.

   She is survived by her loving family; husband Robert DePrater, mother Emma Moore, daughters Janna Doxey, Jaime Manning Wilkerson (Robert), stepsons Robert DePrater, Joseph DePrater and Daniel DePrater, siblings Pamela Rich (Richard) and Larry Brinkley (Maureen) grandchildren, Tyler Manning (Hailey), Devon Doxey, Ciara Archbald-Manning, Scarlett Wilkerson, Elijah DePrater, Raiden DePrater and three great- grandchildren.

   A resident of Surprise, AZ Joyce was previously of Manteca where she raised her daughters. While living in Manteca she was a long-time member of First Baptist Church and attended Place of Refuge and New Hope Church before moving to Arizona. Throughout the years Joyce worked as a Real Estate Agent, Loan Officer and finally retried from the District Offices of the Manteca Unified School District. Joyce will be forever remembered and dearly missed by her husband, children, family and friends. Joyce was the rock of our family; we were blessed with the best mother, daughter, wife, sister and grandmother.

   P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the DePrater family. A graveside  service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Parkview Cemetery, 3661 E. French Camp Rd., Manteca, Ca. For direct condolences to the family visit Joyce’s online tribute page at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Tuesday, March 7, 2023