Wille Ann Joy DeZengotita was born on November 25, 1944 in Galveston, Texas and gained her wings on October 24, 2018 at Clear Lake Regional Hospital after a courageous 8-year battle of breast cancer.
Willie Ann and her late husband were the owners of Gentleman’s Barber Shop from 1972-1990. After her retirement Willie Ann enjoyed watching her grandchildren, going on RV trips, and playing cards and dominos with her group of friends.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018 at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her late husband, Joe Joy; parents, Dewey and Bessie Iles; her siblings, Bobby Iles, Cheryl Garcia and Joe Iles, and her father-in-law Joe Joy, Sr.
Survivors include her loving husband, Felix DeZengotita; daughters, Trisha Joy and Rhonda Estep and her favorite and only son Tom Estep; step-daughters, Cole DeZengotita Bronn and husband Greg, Daryn DeZengotita and partner Celia Barshop; grandchildren, Aubrie and Kevin Reynolds, Katy & Cameron Estep, Alex & Jacob Barshop; siblings, Leighton Lott, Jerry Iles and wife Francis, Larry Iles and wife Elizabeth, Glenda Hattenbach and husband Jimmy and Carol Larrew and husband Jay and numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Keeton Bailey, Marty Garcia, Dewey Hattenbach, Jimmy Hattenbach, Brandon Iles, Greg Iles, and Jason Larrew.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude Hospital or Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness.
Willie Ann was always a bright spot in the day when you saw her. She was such a blessing. Love and prayers for all of you
Charlie and Cindy BetgvallTexas City, TX
I know that you are now in the presence of our God, and are sharing many stories with Joe.. Thanks to the Joy family for sharing Willie Ann with us..
Billy Jack PeguesFair Oaks Ranch, TX
Dear old friend Felix sorry for your lost. There are not enough words to help the hurt you feel now. Remember God is always with you. Maggie
Margaret Keels HenckGalveston, TX
Something I always noticed about Willie Ann is her devotion to her daughters. They in turn, were devoted to her. She has two strong, loving daughters to carry her example. We will miss her sweet smile & laughter at all the family gatherings. What a warrior!
Jack & Jackie MitchellPasadena, TX
My condolences to Trish, Rhonda, Tom, Felix and the grandkids she loved so much. Willie Ann was always so sweet and fun to be around. She will be greatly missed.
Joan JeidePasadena, TX
We know you are in a better place, out of pain and with our Lord. We’ve always loved you and felt your love whenever we could be together. May you rest in eternal peace. All our love, Leighton, Becky, Hunter and Hannah
Leighton & Becky IlesFort Wortj, TX