Mrs. Joy Elizabeth Brittain McKaig

July 27, 1965 – October 15, 2019

Joy Elizabeth Brittain McKaig, age 54, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. She was born on July 27, 1965. She was a 1983 graduate of Fort Payne High School and attended Northeast Community College and Jacksonville State University. Anyone who knew Joy knew of her deep and passionate love for horses, music and her son Alex. Joy attended New Oregon United Methodist Church and had many long time friends. Joy truly loved life. Diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis and losing her right leg to an infection at such a young age, she always kept a positive outlook and found a way to laugh in the midst of her circumstances.


Son: Kelvin Alexander McKaig;

Father: Roy C. Brittain Jr. (Mary);

Sister: Jody Lantz (Jeff);

Nieces: Erica & Ella Lantz;

Nephews: Drew, Michael, & Daniel Lantz;

Aunt: Kathleen Owen (Howard);

Preceded in death by:

Mother: Sandra Hendrix Brittain



Date of Visitation: Friday, October 18, 2019

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Visitation Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Friday, October 18, 2019

Funeral Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Funeral Time: 2:00 PM

Officiating: Pastor Ian M. Conerly


Date of Burial: Friday, October 18, 2019
Burial Location: Glenwood Cemetery

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6 entries.
Rachel McKaig from RAINSVILLE wrote on October 20, 2019 at 1:34 pm:
She was the most kind. Her heart so big. She loved her son like no Mother I've ever known. And, her son, Alex loved her more than I've known a child to love his mom. I will miss you Joy, I will, for as long as I'm living, take care of our boy! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
Beverly Hall Smith from Fort Payne wrote on October 20, 2019 at 12:37 am:
I am so sorry for your pain...praying for all of the family.
Herbert Hollingsworth from Weaver wrote on October 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm:
Alex, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am there for you.
Uta & Scott Cortimilia from Fort Payne wrote on October 18, 2019 at 12:49 am:
We were neighbors for thirty some years.
I worked with Joy for a while. She was such a wonderful person and so kind.
My deepest sympathies to her family. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Joyce Bynum from Fort Payne Alabama wrote on October 17, 2019 at 2:53 am:
I Thought a lot of Joy, she will be Truly Missed,My Condolences To her son and her Family,, So Very Sorry For Your Loss..Joyce Bynum.
Ed & Betsi Sossaman from Stuart, Florida wrote on October 17, 2019 at 1:05 am:
Roy, we extend our deepest sympathy. No parent ever expects to survive their children. I can’t imagine the hurt but know that you and family are in our prayers. Don’t hesitate to let me know if we can help in any way here in Stuart. In Christ’s love,

Ed & Betsi Sossaman