Joyce M. Fleitz
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Joyce M. Fleitz

Granville - A loving, caring, and faithful woman, Joyce M. Skinner Fleitz, 86, of Granville, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Newark. She was born in Springfield, Illinois to the late Fred and Neva Skinner.

A 1950 graduate of Rochester High School, Joyce attended Millikin University and was formerly employed as facilities coordinator at The Jewish Center of Greater Columbus and was a retired administrative assistant with Licking County Job and Family Services.

A member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was a Stephen Minister, Joyce was a former member of Granville P.T.O., Granville Music Club, Twentieth Century Club, TWIG #15, a volunteer at Licking Memorial Hospital, Granville Historical Society, and she wrote Bon Appetite, a weekly column, for the Granville Sentinel. She enjoyed gardening, bridge, and spending time with family on the beaches of North Carolina. She was a passionate tennis player and past president of the Granville Tennis Club. This past summer she was sponsored by "Wish of a Lifetime" to attend the U.S. Tennis Open. She will be remembered as a loving and courageous mother who was devoted to family, most especially her beloved grandchildren.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, William and Tracey Fleitz, III; and Michael and Darlinda Fleitz; grandchildren, Amelia, Adeline, and Aliza; and faithful, canine companion, Hank.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her son, Duke Fleitz; former husband, William Fleitz, Jr.; long-time companion, Dewey Albright; brothers, Jack and infant Elliot; sisters, Jeanane and Helen; and step-mother Ester.

A memorial service celebrating Joyce's life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on February 15, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Broadway, Granville with Rev. Karen J. Chakoian as celebrant. The family will receive friends in Heritage Hall at the church following the service. A private graveside service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Buckeye Ranch Foundation, 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, OH 43123.

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Published in Advocate & Advocate from Jan. 23 to Jan. 31, 2019.
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August 25, 2019
Joyce was a friend and tennis partner during the two years I lived in Ohio. I'm very sad to learn of her death. Joyce Back
February 1, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. When someone we love falls asleep in death the memories we have of them become our treasure, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and may those cherished memories of a life well lived and God's promise at John 6:40 ease the pain of your grief during this difficult time.
January 31, 2019
I worked at JFS with Joyce. She was a kind and classy lady in the true sense of the word. I will always remember her.
Debbie Osborn
January 31, 2019
Much love and respect to the family. Joyce was the Mother of Duke, who I went to school with and knew well. Wishing you peace and solace in knowing that she was loved by so many and the world is indeed a better place since she passed through it.
January 29, 2019
First I like to say that I am so sorry to hear of your lost. But if there's anyone reading this obituary of Joyce's life, they would only see the wonderful contribution she made. And how she considered others before herself. This type of quality in todays world is rearly seen. But yet, that was who Mrs. Fleitz were. So I want to thank you, her children, and beloved family members for continuing to enlighten others as to the strength in believing that," There's More in Giving, than There is in Receiving". And the blessings that comes from having a God giving spirit, thank you .(Luke10: 30-37)
January 28, 2019
My thoughts, love, and prayers are with the family. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort to you today and always. Psalms 145: 18,19
January 26, 2019
May God strengthen and comfort the family during your time of sorrow.
January 26, 2019
Draw close to God and he will draw close to you. James 4 : 8.
January 26, 2019
Draw close to God and he will comfort and strengthen you.
January 26, 2019
In memory of a dear woman - Joyce Marie Skinner Fleitz.
Marion Smith
January 25, 2019
Oh how I will miss our talks, your stories and seeing all your stuff you would find at tj max!!!you were an amazing women n I was so glad to get to know you!!I know you arent hurting no more but you sure will be missed.sending thought's and prayer's to your family.
January 25, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day.
Psalms 145:18,19

January 23, 2019
I worked with Joyce at LCDJFS. She was kind, gentle and funny. I am so sorry for your loss and so thankful to have known this sweet lady!
Lori Carlson
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