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Louise Anne Joyce

October 10, 1955 — March 20, 2024

Louise Anne Joyce

Louise Anne Joyce

October 10, 1955 – March 20, 2024

 

Louise Anne Joyce (LouAnne), age 68 of Baneberry, TN, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Morristown, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Albert Harrison Jr., her mother, Elsie Harrison, and stepmother, Toni Harrison. She is survived by her devoted husband, Mark and three children, Matthew Joyce, Lauren Opeil, her husband, Bryant, Katherine Townsend, her husband, William. Her sisters, Cynthia Ottilige, her husband, George, and Lindsay Harrison, her fiancé, Jamie Jacques, and many special nieces and nephews. 

A native of Rhode Island, Louise was born on October 10, 1955, in Warwick, RI. She spent her childhood in the nearby town of Cranston where she attended Cranston High School East (CHSE) while excelling in academics, as well as an active member of the Student Council, Spanish Club, Rainbow Girls, and Latin Club. She was also a member of the A Capella Choir, which in February of 1973, allowed her the opportunity to travel to the Soviet Union on a trip Tour promoting Good Will between the United States and the Soviet Union (Moscow, Kiev, & Leningrad). She graduated from high school that same year. 

In the fall of 1973, she began attending Providence College, graduating Cum Laude in the spring of 1977 with a BA in Sociology and Social Work. Louise would later continue her education at the Community College of Rhode Island where she graduated with a nursing degree in 1983. Her nursing career would lead her to several medical practices and to Brentwood Nursing Home in East Greenwich, RI. 

On April 29, 1978, Louise married Mark Joyce, a fellow graduate from Cranston High School East and a Cranston native. The two would remain married until her death nearly forty-six years later. In 1987, she and her family moved to Queensbury, NY, where she and her husband raised three children whom she was very proud of. They joined the local Church of the Messiah in Glens Falls, NY. Later, in 1997, they would move to East Tennessee where she worked as a teaching assistant for the Jefferson County School System for over twenty years.

Throughout her life, Louise was an avid reader, a passion she shared with her children and those children she taught. She loved baking for special occasions and holidays making birthday cakes, lemon squares, brownies, honeybun cakes, magic bars, and especially the Joyce Family Christmas cookies, an old family recipe. Recently, she had been appointed to serve on the Jefferson County Public Library board. She was a dedicated cradle Episcopalian, serving faithfully on the Vestry as Clerk, on the hospitality & pastoral care ministry teams, as a Sunday School teacher, a greeter, a foyers group participant, and volunteered wherever she was needed for each church gathering or parish where she attended. 

Friends and family described her as everything which was happy and good, a mother to all, a beautiful soul, a person who genuinely cared to be kind to others, a ray of joyful sunshine, someone who had a precious heart of gold, a welcoming spirit to all, someone who provided a safe space for anyone who needed advice or a sympathetic ear, best at expressing how she loved and cared for her friends and family, quick to include everyone in her prayers, and a priceless forever treasure. To her friends and family, her last bit of advice was, “May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.”

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 13th at All Saints’ Episcopal Church located at 601 West Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814, at 12:00-Noon with receiving of friends from 10 to Noon. The family would like to thank the staff at Morristown Hamblen Health Care for their kindness & care and Farrar Funeral Home in Dandridge for making the arrangements with great care and dignity. In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations can be made to the All Saints’ Memorial fund, the Jefferson County Public Library – White Pine location, or a charity of your choice.  

 

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