Joy Allen Champion

Joy Allen Champion, age 60, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, along with her husband, Lindsey & daughter, Emily at their home in Cadiz, KY.   Mrs. Champion was a 1972 graduate of Trigg Co. High School and a 1976 graduate of Murray State University with a degree in elementary education.  She taught at Trigg Co. Elementary School for over 30 years and was honored as Educator of the Year by the Cadiz-Trigg County Chamber of Commerce in 2008.  She was a member of the Cadiz Church of Christ where she had taught Sunday School.  Joy was also involved in the local youth 4-H horse program in Trigg Co..  She is survived by: One Son - Ryan Champion, Oak Grove, KY, Sister & Brother-In-Law - Judy & Gary Williams, Cadiz, KY, One Brother - John H. Allen, Jr., Nashville, TN, Sister-In-Law- Lisa Champion, Cadiz, KY, Brother-In-Law - Loren Champion, Gracey, KY, Nieces & Nephews-Teresa Jones, Alyssa Jones & Brent Jones, Ethan Champion, Collin Champion.  She was preceded in death by: Parents-John H. "Happy" & Madolen Downs Allen, Infant Son- Austin Champion, Father-In-Law & Mother-In-Law-Boyd & Doris Tomney Champion.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. in Cadiz, KY.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Trigg County High School Gymnasium.  A Joint  Funeral Service will be held for Lindsey, Joy & Emily Champion at Trigg County High School Gymnasium at 1:00 PM Sunday, November 2, 2014 with the Brother Randall Evans, Brother Paul Cannon, Larry Kemp & Nathan Butler officiating.  A visitation will also be held before the funeral service, Sunday, from 7:00 AM until the time of the service.  Burial will follow at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: Cadiz Church of Christ, 2000 Main Street, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the TCHS class of 2001 Champion Scholarship Fund, C/O-Bank of Cadiz, PO Box 2020, Cadiz, KY 42211.

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Our thoughts and prayers for your family. May God give you peace and comfort. Joy was a friend and a blessing to all that had the pleasure of knowing her.

Mrs. Champion was my fourth grade teacher. She was so encouraging and thoughtful, and one of the best teachers I had at Trigg County. She recommended books to read and took my picture at the academic banquet. I just saw her three weeks ago at the grocery store. Mrs. Champion smiled, called me by name, and asked how I was doing. So blessed to have known her and grateful for the positive influences she made in her students' lives. Praying that the family is comforted by the "Peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

Words cannot express how much we feel your loss. May our good Lord give you comfort and peace.

Mrs Champion was our sons 4th grade teacher,she was tough ,but didn't mind making Ethan pay attention.She knew he would make a good student and she never gave up.Even when he was in HIgh School she would keep up with him through his FFA experiences and she sent him a graduation card with some money in it,She saw Ethan just last week at the Wedding of Jennifer Hydes wedding and she and Ethan talked for about 20 minutes,and he was so glad to get to talk to her because again,she bragged on his accomplishments with his careers and job goals.She will never be forgotten for her caring and Encouragement she showed to our child and so many others.MAy God Bless her and her family and the rest of the family will miss her a lot.

Although my own children did not have Joy for a teacher, they both knew her and remember her fondly. My prayers go up for her family.

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