Joy Melissa Martz


On Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, Joy Melissa Martz, 32, of Dalmatia, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, her assignment on earth was complete. One moment she was surrounded by her family, and the next moment she was surrounded by the angels and breathed in air that was celestial. Best of all she saw Jesus face to face. Nothing can be greater than that!

Joy was born Nov. 18, 1986, the youngest daughter of Don and Cindy Martz of Dalmatia.

Joy had beautiful big blue eyes with endless lashes and a never ending sparkle. Joy was all things glitter...always wanting to show her sparkly clothing, nails, or shoes. She loved music and dancing; her name fit her for her laughter was contagious! She loved horseback riding at EOS Therapeutic Riding Center with her special friend, Debby. She also loved going to parades, the beach and Disney. Joy played Challenger softball at Shamokin and had the honor of playing with her team in the Little League World Series Challenger game at Williamsport. She attended hundreds of her sister and brothers sporting events cheering them on while they played field hockey and basketball, cross country, wrestling and baseball.

Along with her parents she is survived by her brother, Michael Martz and his wife, Crystal, and nieces, Alana and Candace Martz; her sister, Jill Yisrael and her husband, Yaacov, and nephews, Jahzy and Jaheem Yisrael; her paternal grandmother, Polly Martz; and maternal grandparents, Donald and Shirley Hopple; as well as a loving circle of aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Harold J. Martz; and her aunt, Dianne Smeltz.

A celebration of Joy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Grace Community Church, Herndon. Her pastor, Douglas Weygand, will be officiating the service. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Stone Valley Cemetery, Dalmatia.
A time of fellowship and refreshment will be held following the service in the church social hall. All friends are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Joy's memory to EOS Therapeutic Riding Center, 288 Dahl Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, or Grace Community Church Land Fund, 1218 Route 225, Herndon, PA 17830.

Arrangements have been made through Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Ltd. in Millersburg.
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Dick and Vicky Martz
Aug 18, 2019
We both extend our deepest condolences. Joy was always so excited to see me. I know that God has called her to heaven where we will all get to see her someday. May God Bless us all until we meet again.
Joe Myers
Aug 15, 2019
We're so sorry for your loss. We won't be able to join in the celebration of her life due to medical appointments but our prayers are with you.
Fred and Anne Meckley
Aug 14, 2019
Cindy, Don, Mike, and Jill, and families. sending our most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I’m sure God has welcomed her with her beautiful smile into his loving arms.
Bill, Kallie and Mike Graver
Aug 13, 2019
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of your family.
Leon Malett
Aug 13, 2019
It was a genuine honor to meet Joy when i coached the Challengers Baseball team she was my buddy in Williamsport at the Little League World Series my heart aches what a wonderful and beautiful young woman Heaven gained a angel my family and i will miss you deeply rest in peace sweet Joy
Deborah Smith
Aug 13, 2019
Your Light Shines was purchased for the family of Joy Melissa Martz by Deborah Smith.  Send flowers
Deborah D. Smith
Aug 13, 2019
Our deepest sympathy from all the staff, volunteers, rider families, friends of Eos, Blue and Keeper of the Stars Kid. Joy brought so much joy and smiles to everyone in her journey of life. Joy has left us many footprints of kindness, love, humor and most of all inspiration to all.
The trail Joy has made in life will fill our hearts with many beautiful memories.

Thank You for sharing your beautiful Joy with us all as well as honoring Joy's memory through memorial donations to Eos TRC.

Debbie Smith
Debbie zweier
Aug 13, 2019
Dear Cindy and Don, May God give you comfort in your time of loss of your Joy.
Susan Johnson
Aug 13, 2019
I was sorry to read of Joy's passing. May prayers bring you peace and memories bring you joy.
Tracy Spade Sciascia
Aug 13, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers going out to the entire family. Never met Joy, but know the family and she had to be a blessing. May the memories you made with her, keep you knowing God has an angel and she will look over you.
Charles & Jamie Moon
Aug 13, 2019
So sorry to learn of this may God Bless the entire family at this difficult time.
Val Malett
Aug 13, 2019
Dear Don, Cindy and family, I feel blessed to have known your beautiful Joy and helped coach her with the shamokin challenger baseball league She was so full of love and laughter it was great to know her ! Love you, Coach Val
Rhonda Smith Krautheim
Aug 13, 2019
I will miss that beautiful Smile ! She certainly was a Joy, So sorry for your loss Don and Cindy. She had the best parents she could have ever hoped for.
Denise Treven
Aug 12, 2019
Dear Don, Cindy and family, I feel blessed to have known your beautiful Joy and both of you. She was so full of love and laughter. You love and devotion to Joy was so inspiring! Love you, Denise
Joan Gonzales
Aug 12, 2019
My heart goes out to you & all the family on your loss.
Melanie, Chelsey and Jeff Duke
Aug 12, 2019
We are so sorry for you loss of Joy! Chelsey loved Joy and dancing with her and attending school. We still look at her school pictures and talk about all her friends and the fun things they got to do together. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.
Tim&Peggy; Lagerman
Aug 12, 2019
All our thoughts and prayers to you and your family as you morn the loss of your loved one Joy.
John and Anna Lazeski
Aug 12, 2019
Dear Don, Cindy, Mike and Jill, we will be praying for all of you at this most difficult time. I first meet Joy when she was just little and I was her hairdresser. She was such a cute, cheerful, and happy little girl. As she grew up she blossomed into a beautiful young lady. Still always smiling and lighting up the room with her excitement about everything. It just seems impossible that she will no longer light up this world, but she will now will be lighting up heaven. As time goes by, the wonderful memories of her life will always be in your heart and mind. May God give you peace and comfort at this time. We will continue to lift you in prayer.
Julie Beale
Aug 12, 2019
My heart is sunk, nobody that has ever met Joy could say she didn’t bring a huge smile to their face whenever she crossed their mind. Many many prayers will be said for you all! God bless
Diane Wolfe
Aug 12, 2019
So sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sonya Ritter
Aug 12, 2019
Dear Cindy, only Jesus knows the depth of your loss and the equisite joy of her gain. Prayers for you and your family as you traverse this valley of grieving. On the other side there will be Joy again.
Kevin and Millie Wert
Aug 12, 2019
We rejoice with the family because we know that Joy is now in the arms of our Lord. We also grieve for the family as they mourn such a loss. Prayers and love to Cindy, Don, Mike, Jill and the rest of the family.
Judy Dyer
Aug 12, 2019
I'm am so sorry for your loss.
Ann Musser
Aug 12, 2019
I met joy a few yrs back while at her family home/farm for a senior picture session with katie jones. Joy was the sweetest girl.. only spent a few hrs with her but she warmed my heart!!! So sorry for your loss... Ann and Joe..
Juanita Wolfe Varnicle
Aug 12, 2019
May the peace and comfort of our Lord be yours as you travel through this difficult time. I am sure that knowing you will see Joy again when your journeys here on earth are over is a great comfort so until you meet again may the memories you have bring smiles to your faces.