Joy Wilborn

Obituary of Joy Kathryn Wilborn

Joy Kathryn Wilborn leapt into the arms of her Savior, Jesus, on Friday, December 27, 2019. She was 10 years old. Joy was born on May 6, 2009 in Plano, Texas to Mary and Sean Wilborn. She was a 5th grade student at Tanglewood Elementary who participated in Hope Squad and Running Club. She loved helping her teachers and frequently arrived early and spent her lunch time assisting in the computer lab. Joy never met an animal that she didn’t love, and she was called “The Animal Whisperer” by her family. Dancing was a favorite activity, and Joy danced with The Ensemble dance team at Studio of MoveMINT. She also loved wake-boarding/surfing, knee-boarding and tubing on Lake Granbury and Lake Waxahachie. Joy was a loving and outgoing young lady who squeezed every drop of life out of each day. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her sparkling, genuine, and sometimes mischievous smile. Joy was preceded in death by her father, Sean, and her grandfather, Gene Wilborn. Joy is survived by her parents, Mary and Geno Mayo; her brother, Ty Wilborn, and her sister, Charlie Wilborn; grandparents, Jim and Pam Jenkins, Louraine Wilborn, and Larry and Ann Mayo; aunts and uncles,Emmy Donovan and husband Mike, Graham Jenkins and wife Ana, Stephanie Davis and husband Don, Leslie Coleman and husband Bill, Amy Kirkpatrick and husband Kyle, and Todd Mayo; many cousins, Henry, Sally, Lilly, Allie, Ben, Emily, Caroline, Luke, Cole, Samantha,Will, Kate, Owen, Emma, Jack, Griffin, and Georgia; and her beloved dog, Sammie. A celebration of Joy’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 3rd, at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3701 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Joy Wilborn Memorial Fund set up to honor Joy and support causes that she cared deeply for, such as melanoma research (Joy’s mother, Mary, has been winning her battle with melanoma for several years),animal shelters and rescues, and dance scholarships for less fortunate children. A portion of the funds may also be used to memorialize Joy with something physical in our community (such as a park bench or a tree). Link provided below: Google Photo Album: To view and share photos of Joy's life click below.

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Friday, January 3, 2020
Christ Chapel Bible Church
3701 Birchman Ave
Fort Worth, Texas, United States