OBITUARY

Joyce P. Hemingway

June 25, 1935April 9, 2021
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Joyce Payne Hemingway of Temple Terrace passed away peacefully Friday, April 9th surrounded by her loving daughter and son-in-law. She was 85.

Joyce was born in Vancouver, Washington on June 25, 1935 to Brooks E. Payne Jr. and Leone Crouch. Growing up in Dade City with her grandparents Amberlee and Brooks Payne Sr., she attended Dade City Elementary School and graduated from Pasco High School. She briefly attended Florida State University before going on to earn a business certification from Massey Business College in Jacksonville. After moving to Temple Terrace with her family in 1966, she began working for Traveler’s Insurance Company. In 1970, she became the office manager at her husband’s State Farm Insurance Office. Joyce earned licensure in both insurance and real estate during this time. She continued working with Bill until they retired together in 1998.

Joyce was a longtime member of Mission Hill Baptist Church in Temple Terrace. She was also a member of several organizations such as Eastern Star, Las Sertoma Club, and the Temple Terrace Friendship Club. She enjoyed traveling, scrapbooking, reading, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. Joyce wrote that her proudest family moments were the birth of her daughter and grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and husband of 52 years, William “Bill” Hemingway. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Steven) Forehand, grandson Reed, and sister Patricia Weaver of Dade City. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 14 2021 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Terrace Oaks Chapel, with family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. An interment ceremony will be held at 2:30 P.M. at Floral Memory Gardens in Dade City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice through the Chapters Health Foundation (www.chaptershealth.org). Words of comfort may be expressed at: www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Cheryl Forehand, Daughter

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Judy Hale

May 11, 2021

Loved her so much. Don't know how I would have gotten through my teen years without her. She was a kind, loving and gentle soul. Her death has been hard for me because I wasn't able to come say goodbye. Haven't gotten that closure. Miss being able to pick up the phone and call her. I'll always love you, Joyce.

Suzanne Harper

April 16, 2021

You will always be in my heart! I loved you very much! You will be missed but we know that we will meet again. You were a very special lady and loved by many !!

Alene Palmer

April 14, 2021

We enjoyed a visit each time we came to Florida. In 1999 Joyce and Bill came to ALaska. They came to our home in Wasilla, Alaska the same time Faye, Earl Spencer, Glenn, Helen Palmer, Dick,Dolly Goodwin, Bob,Muggs Osborn came from Washington and we had a wonderful time together. Bill was happy to go to the Alaska Live Steamer club with Ken. All of us took a ride on Ken's train and I have a picture with all of us on Ken's model of 3015 Alaska railroad engine. Bill and Joyce were wonderful hosts when we visited. Bill and Ken took us to model train meets nearby Temple Terrace. I have enjoyed our Phone calls with Joyce. She was so proud of her family. Reed was a special topic and so loved. Cheryl, your mom was a special woman and I will miss our calls!! Love to you and your family. Alene Palmer

Boyd and Sue Peart

April 14, 2021

We have very fond memories of your mother at Temple Heights Christian School. She was such a kind lady.
Cheryl, you and your family are in our
thoughts and prayers.
Love and prayers,
Boyd and Sue Peart

Dottie Dimery

April 14, 2021

One of my favorite people has passed, leaving a big void in all our lives. Her smile and heart warming laugh will be with us forever! Thanks, Joyce, for all the wonderful memories.

Jo Anne (Crouch) Gaspard

April 12, 2021

Joyce was my cousin on the Crouch side but since I grew up in Washington and she moved to Florida when quite young we seldom saw each other. Her mother, Leone, was one of my favorite aunts and I think I benefitted from some spoiling because Joyce was so far away so I received some of that love. I remember Joyce for her sweet nature and kind manner. I hope that Cheryl is comforted to know that her mother is remembered with love.

Charles "Chuck" Bauerle

April 12, 2021

I first heard of Joyce when Bill and I were roommates at FSU. He told me she was cute, fun loving ,witty and he planned to marry her. Little did I know how true all that was!
Through the years they were a perfect couple both at home and in business.
Joyce really ran the firm! Bill was there to "help" Joyce.
Besides being a truly wonderfully kind and thoughtful person, she was a fine mother and cook (except for Bill's cheesy corn bead).
Her ready smile and thoughtful manner will be missed by all who had the privilege of her acquaintance.
My wife, Margie and I are sorry we can't attend the service in person, but our hearts are with Cheryl, Reed and Steve at this sad occasion.
May G-d bless and console you three,

Chuck & Margie Bauerle

Sandy Serventi

April 11, 2021

We met many years ago, and I can truly say that Joyce made me feel part of the family with her warm gentle personality. She was definitely one of a kind, as is her daughter Cheryl who I will always cherish as a lifetime friend. Hugs to the family and to those who shared the many endless memories with Joyce our friend🌹🌹

Jaymie Kleinman

April 11, 2021

Over 30 years of many cherished memories from weddings, births and summer Mother/Daughter luncheons. Loved and forever in my heart!!
Jaymie

Joyce Beeman

April 11, 2021

Joyce was my friend and neighbor for 54 years. We shared many fun as well as sad times together. We baked Mrs. White’s fruitcake together for over 40 years. Of course, we insisted it be soaked in apricot rum. It was tradition that she get half and I get half. New Years Day lunch at Joyce & Bills house with Bill’s Cheesy Beefy Cornbread and Bloody Mary started the year for us.
“The 111th Ave Gang and I will miss her as she was a kind gentle soul with a witty personality. Love, Joyce Beeman

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