Deceased Information


    Joy Diamond

  • AGE



    Thursday, January 25, 2018 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, January 28, 2018


    2:00 PM


    Memorial Service Only


    Sunday immediately following the service with a minyan service Sunday ONLY at 6:30 PM. Guests are welcome Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 - 8:30 PM

    3766 Harts Place Chamblee, GA 30341



    Joy Elaine Diamond, age 62, of Atlanta, GA and Austin, TX died peacefully in her sleep on January 25, 2018. Joy was born in Washington, D.C. on June 26,1955.She grew up in Atlanta where she graduated from Briarcliff High School. She won the Math Award at Emory at Oxford in 1975 then completed her BS in Mathematics at Emory University in 1977.She then moved to Austin, TX where she earned a Masters of Mathematics from the University of Texas, and developed a passion for International Folk Dancing that continued throughout her life. She was also an award-winning Irish dancer. Joy spent a 30 year career working at IBM in Austin. Joy loved Sci-Fi, old movies, Girl Scouting, book collecting, and traveling the world. She is survived by her parents, Sarah and Max Diamond, Atlanta, sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra Diamond and David Tissue, New South Wales, Australia and Carole and Jerry Hossom, Atlanta; nieces, Avalon and Teo Tissue, Katie and Kylie Hossom, and nephews Matthew and Alex Hossom. Special thanks to her caregivers, Angie Harris, Bobbie Traore, Bernadette and Jamilla Higgins, and LaTisha Hines. Sign on-line guestbook: A memorial service will take place 2:00 pm Sunday, January 28 at Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Make A Wish Foundation. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • pat potts

    I was so sorry to hear of Joy's passing. I enjoyed many hours of talking and dancing with her at the Austin folk dance group.

    February 05, 2018 , 01:51 AM

  • Gail Lanier

    I was saddened to hear about Joy's passing. We became friends many years ago at folk dancing, and I have fond memories of dancing with her, and getting to know her through the years. May your memories of her be a blessing during this difficult time.

    February 01, 2018 , 03:26 AM

  • Sue Beck

    Sending warm thoughts and prayers to Joy's family. I worked with her for a number of years at IBM. We will all miss her.

    January 30, 2018 , 05:15 PM

  • Nicole Fehrenbach and CDC Colleagues

    Our deepest sympathy with your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. May her memories bring you peace.

    January 29, 2018 , 02:57 PM

  • Wally Washington

    It was a pleasure to know Joy, for a while as a neighbor and for many years as a folk dancer.

    January 29, 2018 , 04:41 AM

  • doris frank

    So sorry to hear about Joy. It was such a shock to all of us. She was a sweet and loving person. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time. We will miss her. Rest in peace dear Joy. Sincerely, Doris Frank

    January 28, 2018 , 02:28 PM

  • LeTesha Hines

    It's been such an honor to be to be apart of Joys life. I will surly miss MY JOY. My thoughts & prayers are for the family now & forever. We have such fond memories to last us a lifetime... The unlimited hugs she gave shall keep us with smiles in knowing the love was so dear & precious.

    January 28, 2018 , 01:13 PM

  • Myrna Klinger

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Myrna Klinger

    January 28, 2018 , 02:02 AM

  • Pamela and Ryan Adams

    We are so sorry for your loss of wonderful Joy. Please let us know if we can do anything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    January 28, 2018 , 12:56 AM

  • Michael De La Fuente

    I am so honored to have known Joy and blessed to have spent some time getting to know her... from watching her troupe dance to lunches hearing about her favorite science fiction. Although her body is no longer with us, her spirit and memories will stay with me forever. Please light the candle my family sends in honor of her and share the Biscotti basket with the family during Shabbat. We will also perform a Mitzvah in her honor by donating to the Make a Wish Foundation. In loving memory, Michael De La Fuente & Family

    January 27, 2018 , 11:42 PM

  • Harold Rosenbaum

    I am so sorry to hear about Joy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    January 27, 2018 , 09:54 PM

  • Reyno Petree

    I will remember Joy with love and admiration for the rest of my life. May God grant you the comfort of memories.

    January 27, 2018 , 04:36 PM

  • Bobbie Traore

    I will be attending the memorial service and I want ya'll to know that you are in my thoughts and prays if there is anything I can please let me know I love ya'll so much and I pray that god is with you during this time giving comfort and strength

    January 27, 2018 , 01:24 PM

  • Lavonne Randall

    So sorry to hear about Joy. I had just arrived in Scottsboro when I got the need yesterday. My thoughts are with the family at this sad time. Hope to leave here early on Sun am to get to the funeral home and give you all a hug.

    January 26, 2018 , 09:43 PM

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