Joyce Ann Morris Pettet
North Carolina - Joyce Ann Morris Pettet, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 28, 2016. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Williams Pettet. Joyce was born on October 2, 1933 and is survived by her son and his wife, Brian and Vickie Pettet, her daughter and her husband, Kathleen and Rick Essex, and her two grandchildren and their spouses, Virginia Essex Koontz and Cameron, and Erik Essex and Victoria. Joyce will be remembered by family and friends as a woman who was humorous, kind, and thoughtful. She loved the Lord, served Him well in her family and church community, and was a long time member of her church choir for many years at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Just as God wrote Joyce's life story on this earth, He also wrote the perfect script on her last day. As she was entering heaven, she heard her son's voice praying God's promises over her from Psalm 23: "The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.", and "I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, November 4, 2016, at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association
, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, Virginia 23502 or Old Donation Church Music Fund, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455. Online condolences may be expressed at www.vacremationsociety.com
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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 2, 2016.