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Joyce Louise Allen


Joyce Louise Allen, age 91 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Warner Center for Caring.

She was born in Fernandina to the late Howell Theron Allen and Ola Del Freeman Allen. A life-long resident, Joyce was Valedictorian, graduating from Fernandina Beach High School, Class of 1947. She continued her education at Anderson College in South Carolina with an Associate�s Degree.

Joyce worked at Florida First National Bank for many years, eventually retiring and working at Southside Elementary School as a secretary.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed teaching Sunday school for much of her young adult life.

Joyce loved working in her yard and gardening most of all.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Norman Allen and sister, Margaret McKee.

She leaves behind her brother, Herschel Allen; niece, Peg McKee Granger; nephews, Roy McKee, Tim McKee, John Allen, Kevin Allen and a number of great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 12, 2020 from the graveside in Bosque Bello Cemetery with Pastor Shad Goltz officiating.

Her family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm before processing to the cemetery.


Peggy Dennard December 11, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Joyce passing away she was a lovely lady and she loved and served the Lord All of her life
Laverne Craig December 11, 2020

Joyce was a gentle and faithful soul!! Never had an unkind word to say about anyone. She lived her faith everyday.
Alice Lambright December 11, 2020

Joyce was such an example of a wonderful Christian. I remember sitting close to her in church for so many years. I also remember that her hands were always so cold when we would shake hand. I will miss her.
Fay H. Moore December 11, 2020

Joyce taught our daughters in Sunday School. She was so kind to everyone and lived her faith. She will be missed.
Laurye Ray December 11, 2020

It was a pleasure to work with such a kind, Christian woman for years. I will always remember Joyce fondly.
Janis Dougherty Johnson December 12, 2020

I have fond memories of Ms Joyce growing up. She was my 6th grade Sunday School teacher and invited us into her home for parties. She took a group of us to see Gone with the Wind and then Wuthering Heights. She was a constant example of Christlikeness growing up at First Baptist. I�m happy for her today, for she�s with Jesus and so many loved ones. I pray for sweet memories for all who were close to her and took care of her.
Susan Ross December 29, 2020

Joyce was an example of what a person should be. Her kindness to me through the years will be remembered. She and Margaret were the best people I have ever known.

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