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Mary Frances Necaise Boyce, 71, of the 100 Block of Hobbs Acre Drive, Edenton, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Bertie Memorial Hospital in Windsor. She was the wife of W. T. "Bill" Boyce and the daughter of the late Vivian Niolet and Wilburn Edward Necaise and a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Edenton where she had served as a member of the Women's Guild, the Pastorial Council, and a CCD teacher with the Deanery Council. She was a past director of the Emergency Aid Program, a volunteer in numerous civic activities and the first Director of the Senior Center. For ten years she was a high school substitute teacher and an employee of the Chowan Medical Center for 20 years as a medical secretary, retiring in 1984. She was also instrumental in starting the first clothes closet in this area.
Surviving Mrs. Boyce , other than her husband, Bill, is a daughter, Tamela "Tammy" Boyce Domecq and her husband, Coy, of Colerain; a son, Edward Blake Boyce and his wife, Peggy, of Greenwood, S.C.; three grandchlldren, Lauren Brooke Boyce and Kamryn Blake Boyce, and Cailyn Rene Domecq.
A Celebration of Mrs. Boyce's Life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010, at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Father Doug officiating. The family will receive friends in the church hall one hour prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that memorials be made to St. Anne's Church, 207 N. Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932, the American Diabetic Association P.O. Box 96911, Washington, DC,20090, or the Ronald McDonald House, Friends may send condolences by visiting www.evansfac.com.
Evans Funerals and Cremations, 516 Virginia Road, Edenton, is serving the Boyce family.
Published in The Daily Advance on June 16, 2010