Obituary of Joy Ladner Campbell

Joy Ladner Campbell, 68 of Gulfport, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 3, 2019 at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

     She was born on March 3, 1951 in Gulfport, MS to the late George H. and Mary Lee Ladner.

     She was the youngest of four children who all survive her, Kay Johnson (Donivan) of Wiggins, MS, Wallace S. Ladner (Irene) of Pensacola, FL, and Sandra L. Boyd of Gulfport, MS; two daughters, Alicia J. Miller of Jacksonville, FL and Stacy M. Fitzgerald (Tommy) of Richmond, VA; four grandchildren, Kenny, Stevie (Josephina), Ava, and Vanessa and one great granddaughter, Sophia Marie.

     Joy moved to Newport News, VA in 1972 to attend Christopher Newport University and start a family.  It was there that she found her passion for real estate.  She sold properties throughout the Hampton Roads area for over 10 years before moving back to her hometown of Gulfport, MS to become both owner and managing broker of Magnolia Real Estate & Investments.  It was there that she truly thrived, finishing out her successful career, accomplishing a combined total of over 30 years in the real estate business.

     The family is very grateful to Sandra JK Damers, Kathy Simpson, and Mr. Henry Turner for standing in for our mother and handling her business as she fought hard this past year to get back to a career that she so desperately loved.

     The funeral service will be Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00am, with a visitation for family and friends beginning at 10:00am, both at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, MS, 39503.

     The family requests that any memorial donations be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 5433 Westheimer R., Suite 300 Houston, TX, 77056 or to the First Assembly of God, located at 2600 22nd Ave., PO Box 4226 Gulfport, MS, 39501 where she was a member.