LAKELAND - Joyce R. Kea, 83 of Lakeland, FL, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center due to heart failure.
Joyce was born in Lynchburg, VA where she graduated from Newport News High School and met and married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Kea. They lived in Hampton where she worked for VEPCO for many years. For the past 38 years, she has made her home in Lakeland, FL, where she worked for the Dept of Citrus until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Kea; her parents, Ernest and Pearl Robertson; brothers, Ernie and Richard Robertson; sisters, Phillis and Barbara Bruce. Left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Sharon E. Kea of Lakeland; a sister, Juanita R. Monk of Newport News, VA, and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce's family would like to extend a special thanks to Frank and Mary Luna for the wonderful care they have given to Joyce. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Association.
Graveside funeral services will take place 11am Thursday at the Lakeland Memorial Gardens cemetery.