Celebrating the life of

Joyce Mote DeMott

Passed away on August 23, 2020

Joyce Mote DeMott

Joyce Adele Mote DeMott, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 23rd, surrounded by her loving children.

Joyce was born in Demorest Georgia on July 20, 1936 to George and Mamie Mote.  Joyce attended Habersham County schools and was a graduate of North Habersham High School in Clarksville GA. She furthered her education at Berry College in Rome, GA, and graduated with a degree in Home Economics followed by a degree in Elementary Education.  She initially taught school in White County, GA, yet spent most of her teaching career at Savannah’s Myers Middle and Hodge Elementary.  Joyce retired from SCCPSS.

On August 14, 1965, Joyce married George P. DeMott at St. James Catholic Church and they were devoted to each other for 53-years until George’s death, in May 2018.  She was also a loving mother, homemaker and grandmother, who enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening.

Joyce is survived by her children and their spouses; Teresa D. Clifton, Brian George DeMott and Anne and Wayne Wiggins. Three grandchildren; Nicole Clifton, Melissa and Austin Wiggins. One sister; Carol and Randall Kent. Along with and several well-loved nieces, nephews and In-laws.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church. To view a live stream of the service, please go to and

Interment will follow in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Joyce’s memory to Hospice Savannah, Inc.

Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.







May God bless you and your family during this time of loss.

- Jeff and Renee Clifron, Reidsville, GA

LeeAnn and Wylie would like to send our deepest condolences to the the entire family of Joyce Demote. She was a very special lady and will be sorely missed.

- Leeann & Wylie, Shoshone, Id.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joyce was very special and will be missed by many. May time heal your hearts and faith give you peace you will see her again in heaven above. Love and healing to all of you ❤️

- Darren and Kally Kent , Dawsonville , Georgia

Our condolences to all of the children & grandchildren of Joyce. She was a special and kind lady who will be missed. Our prayers are for her and you all in this difficult time. Love, Uncle Vince & Aunt Sara


We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was such a sweet lady. Mike and I will miss having your parents across the street. They were a lovely couple. Our prayers are with your family.

- Janie and Mike Foreman , Savannah , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel