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Joyce Edith Thompson

Obituary for Joyce Edith Thompson

July 5, 1935 - June 23, 2019
Elkton, Maryland | Age 83


Joyce Edith Thompson of Port Deposit, MD, age 83, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. She was born in Hopewell, MD on July 5, 1935 to the late Emil T. Kelly and Edith Marian (Jackson) Kelly.

Joyce, a lifetime church goer, most recently attended Gateway Baptist Church in Rising Sun, MD. She liked to crochet and do needlepoint. Joyce loved taking care of her chickens, and collected teddy bears and other stuffed animals. Her most cherished time was spent with her beloved family.

Joyce is survived by 11 children: David (Elizabeth) Thompson, Dennis Thompson, Joyce Smith, Francis Thompson, Paul Thompson, Margaret "Peggy" (Ray) Spencer, Richard Bryan (Candice) Thompson, Robert Michael (Sandy) Thompson, Sue Ann Thompson, Ruth (Douglas) Reynolds and Betty Snow; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Betty. In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her beloved husband Roy Ernest Thompson, four step-brothers.

A visitation will be held 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, July 1, 2019 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911, where family and friends may begin visiting at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery.

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111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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