Joy Marion Kersey, age 74, died of heart failure Wednesday (December 12, 2012). Born in Kissimmee, FL, on March 31, 1938, she was a Lakeland resident for the past 39 years. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Kersey is survived by her husband Charles R. Kersey, Lakeland; sons Curtis Sullivan (Vicki), John Sullivan; daughter Dena Whidden (Bret); sisters Margaret Patrick, Linda Collins, Nancy Bennett; 7 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, 12/15 at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Donations may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL, 33612.