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Busa

Services for Joyce (Morris) Busa, 76, of Caldwell will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Phillips & Luckey Chapel in Rockdale with Buddy Morton officiating. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Busa died Saturday, June 9, at her home in Caldwell.

She was born Feb. 14, 1936, in the Black Jack community in Burleson County to John and Rosie (Hamby) Morris.

Mrs. Busa was a graduate of Rockdale High School and a member of Black Jack Community Baptist Church.

She was a Caldwell resident for the past 35 years.

Born and raised in the Black Jack community, she had lived in Houston for 20 years before moving to Caldwell.

While in Houston, she worked for Grocery Supply as a key punch operator and was a homemaker.

She married William Busa on Jan. 23, 1975, in Magnolia.

Mrs. Busa was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lynn Tuma, on Feb. 18, 1973; a daughter in-law, Kelly Jo Tuma, on July 3, 2003; a brother, O.J. Morris; and three sisters, Bonnie Lucille Mayes, Doris Ometa Fuqua and Laura R. Belle.

Survivors are her husband, William of Caldwell; two sons, John Emerson Tuma of Centerville, William Joe Busa of Cypress; a daughter, Lana Renae Gorka of Spring; a brother, Billy Jack Morris of Rockdale; and a sister, Clara Mae Cotton of Rockdale; also, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Sims, Dustin Tuma, Chris Gorka, David Morris, Will Keyser and Shane Busa.

Honorary pallbearers are Steven Powell, James Busa and Billy Jack Morris.

Memorials may be made to Brazos Valley Hospice, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803.


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