SIMMONS Ella Joyce
“JOYCE”, of Troy, formerly of Waterford, passed away July 5, 2018 at 87 years of age, joining her beloved husband Arnold. Mother of Diana (Gary) Fusciardi, Linda (Ken Miller) Simmons and David (Renee) Simmons; grandmother of Michael, Eric (Christine), Ryan, Kyle, Kelly (William) and Cassandra; great grandmother of Anna and Freddie. Joyce volunteered at the Waterford Library, bringing books to the homebound, and was co owner of R-Joy Theatres, having once operated the Oxford Twin Cinemas.
Family will receive friends at church 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 4301 Monroe (at Sashabaw), Waterford. Burial Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston.
Memorial donations may be made to:
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
Samantha Stepleton and the WRMPPF were the first to offer financial support when we needed it. Their mission is to help seniors from the movie industry. They remain involved to this day, sending letters, emails, and treat packages throughout the year.
MORC The Futures Foundation
Care coordinators and the staff at MORC work with the MIChoice Medicaid Waiver to fund the care for both Arnold and Joyce for the past seven years. Their support has allowed our parents to live in their apartment and avoid nursing home care.
Seasons Hospice Foundation
The staff at Seasons Hospice has provided compassionate care. There was never a bridge too far and they were always just a phone call away.
Waterford Township Public Library
Joyce volunteered at the library bringing books to the home bound for many years.
Prayers of peace and strength for all of you.
Hugs and Love,
Leann and Mark Smith
So sorry to hear about your mom - to have been there with her went she left this earth to be with her heavenly Father again truly was a blessing. Praying for your family. Hugs.