Joyce A., Stires, 77, passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2013. Joyce moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1991. As a wife, mother, seamstress and artist, she lived a full life. Her love of nature and kindness to animals was her passion. She was active in her church, the arts, and sea turtle conservation activities. She is survived by her two children: Sheri Stires-Martin (Bradley) and Jon Stires (Diane) both of New Smyrna Beach; three grandchildren: Courtney, Kyle and Shannon: three nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 So. Peninsula Ave., NSB on Thursday, March 14th at 1:30pm. Coffee and Cookies following service.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 10, 2013