Joyce Ann Royalty

August 4, 1939 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 81)


Joyce Ann Royalty, 81, of Bardstown, was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday January 20, 2021 at her residence.  She was born August 4, 1939 in Bardstown to the late Charles Noah and Teresa Marie Shipp.  She was a homemaker, secretary and bookkeeper for Royalty Construction, a lifetime parishioner of the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, and formally the team leader of the bereavement committee.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Pauline Crawford, and Bernice Ballard; two brothers, Leon Shipp, and Dick Shipp; and granddaughter, Kendall Beth Royalty.


She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Clarence Ray “C.R.” Royalty; four children, Michael Dale (Debra) Royalty, John Royalty, Donna (Tom) Blair, and Gregory Neal Royalty all of Bardstown; six grandchildren, Leslie Anne Blair, Garrett Michael Royalty, Sara Gabrielle Royalty, Eli Royalty, Hannah Marie Blair, and Madison Royalty; two brothers, Russell (Gemma) Shipp of Louisville, and Louis Shipp of Bardstown; former daughter-in-law, Yila Royalty; and a dear friend, Rita Newton.


Her Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Tuesday January 26, 2021 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Rev. Terry Bradshaw will officiate.  Visitation will be 5 – 8 pm Monday January 25 and 9 – 10:15 am Tuesday January 26 at Barlow Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may go to Hospice of Nelson County or St. Joseph Bereavement Committee.

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January 25, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral Mass
January 26, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Proto - Cathedral (Basilica, St. Joseph Cemetery)

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