Joie Lynn Blake


Joie Lynn Blake
Joie Lynn Blake

Joie Lynn Blake, 46, of Amarillo, TX died on July 4, 2021. She was born on December 4, 1974, in Wellington, TX, to Kirby and Evelyn Campbell.

Joie’s life will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Hillside Christian Church West Campus Chapel, 6100 S. Soncy Rd., with Chris Condit officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Joie spent all of her childhood life in Wellington, TX, and graduated from Wellington High School in 1993. While at Wellington High School, she was especially noted for being the yearbook editor and drum major. Following high school graduation, she attended West Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in English in December of 1997. Joie went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Education in Educational Technology in May of 2003.

Joie married Clay Blake in Amarillo on September 17, 2007.

Throughout her life, Joie had several interesting occupations. She was employed with the Amarillo Globe-News and skillfully wrote obituaries for many people in the Texas Panhandle area. She enjoyed this work very much and poured her heart into it. The final obituary that she was honored to write was that of her mother. Joie also worked for Amarillo ISD as an Instructional Technology Specialist. One of her greatest accomplishments during this time was that she was asked to speak at a convention out-of-state on technology in instructional education. Joie also worked in education at Caprock High School in Amarillo and Claude ISD as a High School English teacher. Later, she worked for Cinergy Entertainment. The occupation she found most important was that of being a mother. The time she spent with Cloie and Sarah is where Joie found her joy and smile. She loved being their mom. Joie was most known for her humor and quick wit. She did not demand to be the center of attention but usually found herself there simply because she was fun and loved to laugh. To those who knew her best, she was caring, compassionate, and someone we could lean on. She was great at organizing events and did so for her family for many years. Things Joie enjoyed were painting, music, concerts, spending time with family and friends, outdoor movies, scrapbooking, reading, and making people smile. Joie served on the Paramount Terrace Elementary PTC.

She was preceded in death by her mom, Evelyn Campbell; her grandparents, Cliff and Rachel Campbell, Bill Chester, and Vera Otto; and her brother-in-law, Nicholas Blake.

Survivors include her husband, Clay; daughters, Cloie Blake, of the home, and Sarah Shuwarger, of Pueblo, CO; a son, Abram Blake, of Hobbs, NM; brother, Cliff Campbell and wife Michelle, of Alba, TX; and father, Kirby Campbell.

18 Replies to “Joie Lynn Blake”

  1. I am so sorry for the loss of Joie. I always knew her to be loving and devoted to her family. She was my neighbor for a few years and always had something funny to say about my son coming and going down the street with his loud exhaust! She hosted a painting party one time and I so enjoyed the event and her company. May God bless and comfort Blake, Chloie and Sarah.

  2. Could not ask for a better more caring neighbor. Great to chat with, great smile.
    She will be missed.
    Heart goes out to Clay and Cloie

  3. Joie was such an intelligent, fun and an amazing person. I always enjoyed having conversations with her and I would usually learned a thing or two after those conversations! She had a passion for education and was an amazing mother to her children. As a friend, she’s always been helpful, encouraging, supportive and attentive. While I will certainly miss Joie, I’m grateful for the amazing things she’s done in her life and the positive impact she’s had on so many others. I’m privileged to have been your friend.

  4. I wanna say my last goodbye to you Joie.You will always be Sarah’s mommy and I made that very clear to you when we first met, I am her bonus mom. I will always remember the smile and happiness on your face when I made you some Filipino food.Thank you for the kind words and you know that anytime your daughter Cloie would want to spend some here in Colorado she have a place to stay and I promise you that she will be well taken care of.
    Again Joie rest and goodbye❤️.

  5. Joie was a dear friend of mine for many years. We worked at the paper together and watched each other marry and start motherhood. I will always remember fondly her friendship and humor. My condolences to her family.

  6. When you were with Joie, you had better move fast because she moved fast trying to drag 150 Caprock teachers into the computer age.
    During that time, I taught a class in Desktop Publishing after school.
    Joie came in several afternoons and taught my students and I how to create teacher webpages. We thought we were landing a man on the Moon. Joie was so patient and helped us every step of the way. She was a fantastic teacher and a wonderful friend!
    Joie loved Caprock and we loved her!
    I am thinking about her family at this time of loss.
    I cherish her memory.

  7. I also met Joie at Caprock, but continued a friendship throughout the years. We could go months without seeing each other or even years but when we reunited, she always greeted me with her sweet smile. Enjoy heaven and see you later, my friend.

  8. When I think of Joie, I always see her with a smile. She was a bright, warm, funny friend to all. She will be missed. My condolences.

  9. My condolences and prayers to the family. I met Joie while working at Caprock. She was always smiling and willing to help. If you met her even just once, you would never forget her.
    May you find comfort in the memories.

  10. Jodi was always so kind, sweet and very funny. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Oh Joie, you have no idea the hole that is left on earth without you. You are dancing today as we try to find a way to piece together your being gone. I wish I just had a few more minutes with. I see you smiling, my friend! You will be missed.

  12. Joie was always so sweet when I knew her in Wellington. She was one grade below me in school. I always loved her sweet smile and positive attitude!

  13. Joie, your humor, quick wit and smile were the best! You taught me how to text on a flip phone – Lord knows that took some patience! Thank you for being my friend and I look very much forward to seeing you again ♥️♥️♥️

  14. Joie was such a special person. She loved to laugh and loved her family. I worked with her at CAPROCK for several years. She was so helpful to people like me that did not understand technology. Many laughs over that. We lost a good one in Joie. Prayers always to her family.

  15. Joie was and still is so very special to me. We started as co-workers in the Caprock English Department, but we soon became good friends, even after Joie left Caprock. I already miss her so much.

  16. What a joy you were to keep when you were little. You had such quit wit at an early age and didn’t even realize it! Prayers for your family. I know you will be missed by many.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *