Joyce Ayers(1941 - 2014)

Joyce Ayers


Joyce Smith Ayers, 72, of Pensacola, went to be with our Lord on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Shands Hospital after a long battle with Myelofibrosis.

Joyce was born in Columbus, Ga in 1941. She was a 1962 graduate of the University of Alabama. She married her husband of 50 years in 1963 and settled in Pensacola in 1973 after her husband retired from the Air Force. Joyce worked as a RN for Dr. Nell Potter until her retirement. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Louie; her mother, Mildred, and her sister, Paula. Immediate survivors include her husband, Lowell; her daughter, Kimberly Jeaneen O'Connor (Peter); grandchildren, Abigail and Teddy Harrell and daughter, Penny Kay Ayers; grandchildren, Sidney and Chase McDonald.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Reverend Michael McBride officiating. Joyce will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery in Marianna, Florida.

No interment services will be held.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Mar. 6, 2014