In the obituary for Joyce M. Smith, we remember a remarkable woman whose life was filled with resilience, passion, and love. From her successful career in the fashion industry to her dedication to bowling and her unwavering faith, Joyce’s journey was extraordinary. As we bid farewell to this beloved member of our community, let us cherish the memories she leaves behind. Join us as we honor Joyce’s life and legacy at the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, where a visitation will be held on November 30, 2023. The burial will take place at Emmanuel Union Cemetery, and in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joyce’s loved ones during this difficult time.
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Joyce Smith Obituary – A Life Remembered
Today, we gather to honor the life of Joyce M. Smith, a remarkable individual who touched the hearts of many. Joyce’s journey was one of resilience and passion, from her successful career in the fashion industry to her love for bowling and unwavering faith. As we bid farewell to this beloved member of our community, let us remember her with love and cherish the memories she leaves behind.
Death and Background
With heavy hearts, we share the news of Joyce M. Smith’s passing on November 25, 2023, in Gracedale. Joyce, who was born in Emanuelsville, Moore Township, lived a fulfilling life for 92 years. She was the daughter of the late Arthur L. Silvius and Anna A. Feller and had previously resided in Walnutport. Joyce’s beloved spouse, Marvin E. Smith, passed away in 2007, after 19 years of marriage.
Employment and Retirement
Joyce dedicated over three decades of her life to working at the former Sportette Fashions in Moore Township. Throughout her career, she was a proud member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, leaving behind a legacy of hard work and dedication when she retired in 1989.
Interests and Hobbies
Beyond her professional life, Joyce had a deep passion for bowling. She actively participated in the Holy Family Club league for many years, showcasing her skills and love for the sport. Joyce also took great pride in her home, finding joy in maintaining it and creating delicious meals in her sanctuary, the kitchen. Her unwavering faith led her to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where she found solace and spiritual fulfillment every Sunday.
Surviving Family Members
Joyce is survived by her nieces and nephews, including Judy L. Melchior of Nazareth and Timothy C. Deemer and Dora of The Villages, Florida. She also leaves behind a grandson, Zachariah J. Melchior, and Maria of Lehighton, along with several other relatives. Joyce’s presence will be deeply missed, and she will be remembered with immense love. Preceding her in death were her husband, Marvin, two siblings, William A. “Bill” Sr. and Willard G. Silvius, as well as two sisters, Alma and Arlene Arnold.
As we come together to honor the life of Joyce M. Smith, it is important to make note of the funeral arrangements that have been made to pay tribute to her memory.
We invite you to join us in paying tribute to Joyce M. Smith at the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC. The funeral home is located at 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath, PA 18014. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. This will be an opportunity for friends, acquaintances, and loved ones to come together, share memories, and offer support to one another during this difficult time.
At the family’s preference, the burial will take place at Emmanuel Union Cemetery in Emanuelsville. This serene and peaceful resting place will be the final destination for Joyce’s earthly remains. It is a place where family and friends can visit to honor her memory and find solace in the beauty of the surroundings. The burial ceremony will be a private affair, reserved for close family members.
In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that you consider making a memorial gift to Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church. Your contribution will not only honor Joyce’s memory but also support the church’s mission and ongoing work. Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church is located at 3175 Valley View Drive, Bath, PA 18014. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated and will make a meaningful impact in the lives of others.
As we come together to celebrate Joyce’s life, let us remember the joy she brought to those around her and the lasting legacy she leaves behind.
In conclusion, Joyce M. Smith lived a remarkable life filled with resilience, passion, and dedication. From her successful career in the fashion industry to her love for bowling and unwavering faith, Joyce left a lasting impact on those around her. She will be deeply missed by her nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A visitation will be held at George G. Bensing Funeral Home on November 30, 2023, followed by burial at Emmanuel Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church. Joyce’s memory will be cherished, and her legacy will continue to inspire others.