Joyce M. "Chunk" Breeden
Joyce "Chunk" M. Breeden

Joyce "Chunk" M. Breeden passed away on April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday, at her home. Her daughter, Kim, was by her side. Covid-19 was not a factor in her death.

Mrs. Breeden is survived by her only child, Kimberly Dawn Breeden Pavao; sister, Carol A. Mills; niece, K. Denise Mills; nephews, Robert A. Bishop, Darryl C. Garrison, Christopher L. Garrison; her best friend, Deborah A. Hoffman; and all her "adopted children".

She was preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Frances H. Sprouse; her sister, Glinda M. Garrison and brother-in-law, Lynn M. Garrison.

Joyce was the Diploma Coordinator at UVA for 22 years. She retired in 2004 after 35 years of Service with the State of Virginia. While employed at UVA, Joyce championed Employee Rights for all State Employees. Seeking more options and resolutions to grievance boards and employee benefits, Joyce joined the Republican Party and "politicked" for Former Governor George Allen and Former Senator Peter Way. Joyce used her gift of gab, worked the phones relentlessly and both Candidates won Election. She was recognized for her work in 1994 with an Appointment from Former Governor Allen to the State Heath Benefits Advisory Council accompanied by a Feature Article in The Daily Progress.

Joyce served the Community, Family and Friends by opening her home to those in need, organizing High School Reunions, volunteering at the Gordonsville Fire House, FOP Charity Events and politicking. She opened her home to all of Kim's friends. They became her adopted children.

In honoring her wishes, a Christmas Celebration will take place Saturday, December 5, 2020, in the Jefferson Ballroom of the Omni Hotel Charlottesville from 6 to 10 p.m. ALL are welcome. Come, Eat, Drink and Be Merry. RSVP - [email protected]
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Published by Daily Progress on Nov. 12, 2020.
Celebration of Life
6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Omni Hotel Charlottesville
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I am so sorry to learn of Joyce's death. I worked with her in the early 80's in the OFATS department at UVa. She was such a cheerful, fun loving lady. I will miss bumping into her in and around Greene County.
Julie Winslow
November 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of Joyce's death. In my years of work in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences keeping up with the student's graduation process, Joyce was my contact and she always was very helpful to make sure everything went smoothly. Sending my love and deepest sympathies to her family. Joyce you were a great friend.
Doris Lamb
November 18, 2020
So sorry to hear about Joyce´s death. She was a great neighbor for many years. Sending prayers to the family.
John carter
November 16, 2020
Love you, Joyce. You made some great things happen at UVA. Godspeed.
Dolly Jane Prenzel
November 13, 2020
Carol & Family, So sorry to see this. Sending prayers during this sad time.
Brenda Minter Shiflett
November 12, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. She was a great lady and my prayers are with her family and Debbie, her best friend.
Teresa Smallwood
November 12, 2020
So sorry to hear of Joyce´s passing. Deepest sympathies to her family and her dear friend, Debbie Hoffman. Joyce was always a joy to be around. She will be missed.
Ella Wood
November 12, 2020
Deepest sympathies are offered to the family on your loss.
Brad Lushbaugh
November 12, 2020
My deepest sympathy on your mother's passing. Joyce was one of a kind, and I looked forward to her visits every year when working on the Finals Program, and missed her terribly when she left UVA. Always smiling and laughing, and full of life, a joy to be around.
Barbara Vaughan
November 12, 2020