OBITUARY

Joyce Carole Perry

February 16, 1938December 25, 2020
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Joyce Carole (Martin) Perry, age 82 of DeWitt Michigan, passed away on December 25, 2020. Joyce was born in Lansing Michigan on February 16, 1938. Her parents, Robert and Thelma (Burwell) Martin and her brother, Robert Martin preceded her in death. She graduated from Eastern High School in 1956. Joyce married the love of her life, Hugh Perry on April 15, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1995. Also, was preceded in death by Joyce and Hugh’s first born child, Nancy Lou Perry and granddaughter, Star Alaine Varner. Joyce is survived by her three children, Karen Perry of Owosso, John (Denise) Perry of Laingsburg, and James Perry of DeWitt; loving niece, Kitty Burgess of Lansing; three grandchildren, Casie Perry, Kylee Perry, and Brandon (Makayla) Varner; great-grandson, Jayce Varner. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and beloved friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM followed by a 1:00 PM Funeral Service at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. Pastor Wes Emerson will officiate. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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Rachel Bolton

January 5, 2021

Aunt Joyce was an amazing woman! Casie, Kylee, and Brandon, you are so blessed to have had such a wonderful Bunga. Uncle Hugh, Mom, Grandma Jerrie, Grandpa Ray, and SO MANY MORE are glad to have her, as it's their turn to take care of her now. So much love to all of you, Rachel

LDe Bolton

January 5, 2021

My memories are many of joy, being around Aunt Joyce. She always had a smile that made me smile and always included everyone around in what fun was to be had. Memories are for ever and there she will be.... My condolences to all, LDe

Patti Haines

January 3, 2021

Joyce a.k.a BUNGA. I don't know why she loved us. We are just friends of Karen. Somehow her heart grew and enveloped us like we were her very own. Even though we didn't talk often, you could feel the love and caring she exuded. She just couldn't hold it back. Thank you, Joyce for all the love.

Kelly Artibee

December 30, 2020

Joyce Perry was the most wonderful caring loving woman I knew she will be greatly missed by many many people rest in peace Joyce I love you

Kathy thelen

December 30, 2020

I remember her most when she attended every football game of her grandson's Brandon. And she always let us swim at her house. She was an amazing woman!

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Biography

Joyce Carole (Martin) Perry, age 82 of DeWitt Michigan, passed away on December 25, 2020. Joyce was born in Lansing Michigan on February 16, 1938. Her parents, Robert and Thelma (Burwell) Martin and her brother, Robert Martin preceded her in death. She graduated from Eastern High School in 1956. Joyce married the love of her life, Hugh Perry on April 15, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1995. Also, was preceded in death by Joyce and Hugh’s first born child, Nancy Lou Perry and granddaughter, Star Alaine Varner. Joyce is survived by her three children, Karen Perry of Owosso, John (Denise) Perry of Laingsburg, and James Perry of DeWitt; loving niece, Kitty Burgess of Lansing; three grandchildren, Casie Perry, Kylee Perry, and Brandon (Makayla) Varner; great-grandson, Jayce Varner. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and beloved friends and neighbors.