Joyce Marie Leigh

December 18, 1934November 18, 2018

Joyce Marie Leigh, 83, passed away on November 18, 2018. Joyce was born December 18, 1934 in Chesaning, Michigan to Walter and Tracy Scott. Joyce graduated from Lansing Sexton High School. She worked for the State of Michigan Board of Nursing, Donley Elementary School, Waverly East Middle School, Waverly High School, St. Vincent's Children's Home, and Payne Rosso Company. Joyce was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church and the Red Hat Society. She loved gardening, bird watching, knitting and sewing. Joyce was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Leigh and daughter, Susan Walimaki. Surviving to cherish her memory are children, Linda (Mark) Bond, Steven (Carole) Leigh, Kathy Leigh; grandchildren, Amie Bond, Aaron (Hannah) Bond, Adam (Katrina) Bond, Adrienne Bond, Brian Pallas, Kevin (fiancee Meghan Trotter) Pallas, Emily (James) Kennedy, Joe (fiancée Sarah Smith) Pallas, Jessica Leigh, and Andrew (Rachelle White and son, Noalen) Leigh; great grandchildren, Sumner and Grace Menold; Clara Mae, Brayden, Levi and Evan Bond; and Clare Kennedy; sister, Donna (Dick) Haggadone; sister-in-law, Karen Leigh. The family will receive visitors November 20 from 4:00-8:00 pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd., Lansing. Funeral services will take place November 21 at 11:00 am at the church with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. David Pike will officiate. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Contributions in honor of Joyce may be made to St. David's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Leigh family.


  • Andrew Leigh
  • Kevin Pallas
  • Joe Pallas
  • James Kennedy
  • James Thornburg
  • Justin Arsulowicz
  • Bob Swift
  • Sumner Menold

  • St. David's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Joyce Marie Leigh

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Marilyn Sample

November 22, 2018

The Ruby Divas red hatters will miss our beautiful Red Hat sister. She was a delightful lady who will always be remembered and loved.

Steve Huston

November 20, 2018

Dear Linda, Steve and Kathy,
I was very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Some of my fondest memories of my high school days were the times I spent at your house. Both your Mom and Dad were very special to me. I’m sure that you have many more happy memories yourselves that will hopefully help you through this difficult time. It’s comforting to know that your Mom is no longer suffering and that she is with your Dad and Sue.

My deepest sympathy,

Michael Leigh

November 19, 2018

I have so many memories...from the ‘70s when we’d visit and I learned what “HBO” was, or what it was like to have the cops called to a wedding party; to the ‘80s and hunting at the cabin and shooting squirrels out of my fondest memory....a wild ride down a hill, towards a pond, in an out-of-control wagon.