Passed away gracefully at Charles S. Curtis Memorial in St. Anthony on the 22nd of October, 2015, Mrs. Joyce Johnson of St Anthony, in her 78 year. Joyce Johnson (Decker) was born June 10th, 1937 to Adelaide (Bessey) and Henry Decker. She grew up in Wild Bight and at the age of 14 years, she moved with her family to St. Anthony. She met and married the love of her life, her friend and companion, Mark Johnson on December 11, 1957. Together they had four children: Wavie, Sharon, Rick, and Paul. Her family was her most valued treasure.
Joyce’s life was filled with creativity, she loved to sing and gave her family the gifts of music, love, and laughter. She spent her time knitting, rug hooking, and crocheting for example, and by far, her gardens brought her the greatest of joy.
She leaves to mourn and will be sadly missed by her children Wavie (Paula), Sharon (Edward), Rick (Jennifer), and Paul (Lisa), her grandchildren Stephanie, Shaun, Daniel, David, Donovan, Hannah, and Julia, her loving sister Nina (James) and nieces Sheila, Shauna, Shirley, Elizabeth, Lavenia, and Shirley, nephews Steven, Howard, James, David, and Nathanial along with many loving family and friends.
Joyce was a gracious, generous, loving woman and she will be greatly missed by her close friends Josie Powell, Barbara Brown, Phoebe Ollerhead, Flo Keats, Jack Alcock and her community.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband Mark, her parents Henry and Adelaide Decker, brothers Nathaniel (Emily), James (Ada) and her sister Edith (Erastus), her nieces Winnifred and Vivian, and nephew Martin.
Visitation was held at the St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony, from which the funeral service was held at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 25th with Fr. Rev. Paul Findlay officiating. Burial followed at the Compton's Steady Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.
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