Joyce Meyers Helbraun

July 13, 1926May 10, 2018

Joyce Meyers Helbraun, 91, of Harrisonburg, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Journey’s Crossing in Elkton.

She was born July 13, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of the late Kalman and Gussie Meyers.

Joyce graduated from Brooklyn College and most recently had been employed as a secretary in the music department at James Madison University.

Mrs. Helbraun was a charter member of the Rockingham-Harrisonburg S.P.C.A. where she later served on the board; a member of Temple Beth El, the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El; and volunteered at the Skyline Literacy.

She was a fantastic cook, enjoyed Broadway shows and traveling abroad. She also had many life-long friendships throughout the years that she treasured dearly.

On January 22, 1950, she married Erwin Helbraun, who preceded her in death on May 31, 2010.

Joyce is survived by two sons, Michael Helbraun and wife, Brenda, of Singers Glen, and Jonathan Helbraun and wife, Christy, of Elkton; and a grandson, Seth.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Levine and Lila Hyman.

Burial will be private and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank everyone at Journey’s Crossing for all of their kind and loving care of Joyce.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham-Harrisonburg S.P.C.A. or to the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Burial Will Be Private & A Memorial Service Will Be Held At A Later Date

Joyce Meyers Helbraun

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Judi Johnson Swisher

May 15, 2018

Jon, Christy & Seth
My heart goes out to you over your loss - cherish all your memories.

Neal and Marion Frankel

May 15, 2018

Dear Michael and Jon.
We were saddened to learn of your Mother's passing. Our thoughts are with you and we hope your memories bring you comfort.

Neal and Marion Frankel
Cleda Frankel Taubin


May 14, 2018

Prayers to you and your family Mike, sorry for your loss.