OBITUARY

Joyce L. Pike

November 30, 1940October 5, 2021

Joyce Lee Pike, 80, of Westland passed away on October 5, 2021. Joyce was born on November 30, 1940, in Detroit to William and Daisy (nee: Funk) Hishok. As a young person, Joyce played the violin through high school in the Chadsey High School Concert Orchestra. In addition, she had the opportunity to play with the Detroit Youth Symphony. She was a self- proclaimed tomboy who loved playing sports and often dreamed of being a youth recreation counselor. While in high school she met Arthur "Jack" Pike who later became her husband in 1961. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage together before his passing.

Joyce had a career as a Postal Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years at the Livonia Post Office, where she received numerous awards. Joyce was very hard working, but somehow always managed to cook Sunday dinners for her parents and siblings, had a clean house with dinner on the table, and raised a family. She retired in 1999 and was a 53 year, dues paying member of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). In addition, she was a member of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees to protect Federal employee benefits. When not working Joyce and Jack were known to love a good party with family and friends. Joyce also loved to bowl and travel. Joyce and Jack built their "happy place" summer home on Sage Lake near Hale, Michigan. Joyce most importantly cherished time with her family, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Joyce is survived by her daughters, Sherry Pike Maironis and Lisa (Randy) Spader; grandchildren, Shannon (Scott) Cullen, Stacey (David) Mefford, Jonas (Valerie) Maironis, Justin Spader, Justine Spader, Kori Spader and Kristopher Spader; great-grandchildren, Sofia Mefford, Lily Cullen, Reese Mefford, Kyle Cullen, Mia Mefford, Cooper Cullen and Whitney Mefford; brother-in-law, Gardner "Pete" Pike, and sister-in-law, Gloria Pike; and favorite cousin Mary Margaret Smith as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband Jack, Joyce was preceded in death by her siblings, Colette Fay (Joseph) McNinch, William (Diane) Hishok, Viola Jane (Edward) Clark, and Clyde (Josephine) Hishok as well as some nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 West Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. On Monday, October 11, 2021, visitation will continue from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 12:00 p.m. followed by a luncheon.

Anyone that would like to attend the Cemetery Committal on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. are welcome. Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd, Holly Michigan 48442.

Memorials in honor of Joyce may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 (www.lung.org)

Please share a memory of Joyce or condolences with her family at her online guest book below.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday

    Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Visitation Monday

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Funeral Monday

    Monday, October 11, 2021

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Joyce L. Pike

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susan kelly

October 8, 2021

To my Dear Friend. Memories will last a lifetime. Love you, Cookie

Anita Kelly

October 7, 2021

Such a sweet lady...my husband Mike Kelly built her and Art's home on Sage Lake and we became friends, exchanging Chrismas cards for years. She will be missed by us as we missed Art also. My sincere condolences.

Madison Swanson

October 7, 2021

Always have had amazing memories of you up north. always making me smile & more.

Give uncle Jack the biggest hug ever.

We love you so much 💙

Madi

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