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Joyce M Abram

December 23, 1935November 8, 2020
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On Sunday, November 8th 2020, Miss Joyce Marie Abram passed away at the age of eighty-four (84). Joyce was born on December 23, 1935; the eldest child of Rafael and Elsa Doris (McLaughlin) Abram in Honduras. Joyce was one of five daughters: Mrs. Rachida C. Faille, Mrs. Constance I. Jackson, Mrs. Rose E. Bradley (deceased) and Mrs. Sarah C. Sabido. Her nieces and nephews include: Michael I. Sabido, John P. Sabido, (deceased), Elizabeth A. (Sabido) Brady, Sarita J. (Faille) Maxwell, Marie L. (Faille) Heenan, Robert C. Faille, Joseph E. Faille, Anne M. (Jackson) Lowder (deceased) and Clifford W. Jackson. There are a total of seventeen (17) grandnieces and grandnephews. Joyce’s journey in nursing began at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she earned her B.S. in Nursing. She then began her career in nursing at St. Paul Hospital in Minnesota. After a visit to Washington DC, Joyce moved to the District of Columbia, where she earned a M.S.N. at Catholic University of America and worked for the District in Public Health. She spent forty plus years in Washington, DC and finally came home to Charlotte to be with her family. Joyce is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Charlotte. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be a private family funeral at the church with interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Donations can be made to Hospice of Union County.

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Sarita Maxwell

November 11, 2020

In my eyes, Aunt Joyce was strong, always well-dressed, said whatever was on her mind, wouldn't accept anything less than the very best in terms of effort and quality, and was dedicated to her profession as a nurse. If you were family she expected the same...no exceptions. She was a force to be reckoned with!

That being said, there was a fun, human side to her that could make you smile and laugh beyond belief! My most fond memory of this was on a family camping trip up the East Coast with Aunt Joyce, Gran, the family dog, and the six of us with a camper in tow!?! One hot afternoon in the campground, an ice-cream truck came through ringing its bells and blaring its music. We were in total amazement to see our dear aunt properly dressed in her skirt and blouse running down the path after that truck yelling "WAIT!". She was determined to get a cold treat...and she did! As kids we were in total amazement, laughing and smiling at the sight we had just witnessed - our Aunt Joyce chasing down one of life's simplest pleasures.

Rest in peace Aunt Joyce...you will be missed!

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