Billie ‘Joyce’ Brasseau

Billie Joyce Brasseau, age 87, passed away on September 27, 2021.

Joyce was born on September 30, 1933, in Ridgeland, South Carolina to Ervin LeRoy Smith and Vera Idell Dean. She married Kenneth A. Brasseau on December 8, 2001, in The San Diego Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints.

Joyce spent her early childhood years in Ridgeland, South Carolina. She later moved to San Diego, California where she graduated from Kearney High School and made a career working for Pacific Bell Telephone Company (AT&T). Joyce loved to cook and entertain friends and family. She loved catering weddings and found joy in creating beautiful wedding cakes. She spent many hours volunteering for the Children’s Hospital in San Diego. She had a great sense of humor and loved playing Bunco. She welcomed everyone into her home and her heart. In turn, she was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Kenneth Brasseau of St. George, Utah; Her sons, Paul Robert Pitts of Santa Ana, California and Gregory Bedell Johnson (Rose) of San Diego, California; Her stepchildren Michael Brasseau (Tammy) of Salem, Oregon; Melanie McElroy (Kevin) of St. George, Utah; Linda Blocker (Willie) of Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 grandkids, 40 great-grandkids, 1 great-great-grandkid.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 2:00pm at the Tonaquint Cemetery,  1777 S. Dixie Dr., St. George, Utah 84770

Our family would like to acknowledge the staff at Senior Helpers and the staff at Dixie Hospice, who have spent many hours over the past 2 ½ years caring for Joyce. We love and appreciate each of you.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah.

Friends and family are invited to sign Joyce’s online guest book at



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2:00 pm


Graveside Service
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Drive
St. George, Utah


Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Drive
St. George, Utah

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One Response

  1. Joyce was always so kind and loving, always sharing her beautiful smile with me and everyone else who crossed her path. Bill and I love her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!❤️

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