Joyce Singleton (1929 - 2014)

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Joyce Singleton of Destin, Fla., died on her 85th birthday, Feb. 25, 2014. "Nan" passed away surrounded by her loved ones at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after three months of deteriorating health.
She was the widow of the late John Singleton, the love of her life. Survived by her son, John (Deirdre) Singleton of Middlesex, England; daughter, Deborah (Vic) Clark of Destin, Fla.; sister, Jean (Fred) Bryant of Navarre, Fla.; niece, Sharon; and nephew, Darren. Also survived by her grandchildren, Faye (Will), Lee (Kelly) Singleton, Elliott (Jessica), Byron, and Taylor Clark; and great-grandchildren, Amy, Billy, Dean and Ayden.
Joyce was born Feb. 25, 1929, in London, England, to Arthur and Doris Pomphrey. She married John Singleton March 23, 1952, and spent 53 years happily married. They lived in London before moving to Florida in 1997. Joyce was always the life of the party and eventually fulfilled her greatest role as a grandmother. Known for always promoting a jovial good time and bending the rules in the name of fun. Joyce never met a stranger and touched the lives of all who were lucky enough to come into contact with her. Her stories will remain with us forever, and for that we are eternally grateful. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held this Sunday, March 2, at 6 p.m., at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 8 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association.
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Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Mar. 1, 2014
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