OBITUARY

Joyce H Sweet

November 29, 1923May 13, 2019

Joyce H. Sweet, 95 Winter Haven- Joyce H. Sweet, age 95, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019. She was born November 29, 1923 In Peru, IN the daughter of Orville Hawkins and Treva Huffer Hawkins. She and her family moved to the Winter Haven area in 1925. She graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1941 and then attended Tampa Business College. Later she became a Legal Secretary. Joyce was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church. She was a Charter Member of Planters Garden Club and Charter Member of the Lake Region Yacht and Country Club. She was an avid Bridge Player and loved tending her flower garden. She enjoyed spending summers at the Grandfather Country Club in North Carolina.

Joyce was married to her late husband James W Sweet for 60 years. He preceded her in death October 28, 2009. In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by daughter Cynthia June Sweet, sisters: Phyllis Nethers and June Cooney and brother: Robert Hawkins. She is survived by her son: Rodney Robert Sweet.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10am at the Hope Presbyterian Church, Burial to follow in Lakeside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823

  • FAMILY

  • Joyce was married to her late husband James W Sweet for 60 years. He preceded her in death October 28, 2009. In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by daughter Cynthia June Sweet, sisters: Phyllis Nethers and June Cooney and brother: Robert Hawkins. She is survived by her son: Rodney Robert Sweet.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Paul Hisey

May 18, 2019

Hello Rod,

I know it’s been sometime since I last saw your mom, but she was one of the nicest most polite ladies of Winter Haven. I know you will miss her as I miss my Mom.

Now heaven has another perfect angle.

Take care my friend and God speed,

Paul

Candy Stone Rambeau

May 17, 2019

Rod, I am so sorry about the loss of your Mother. She and your Dad were both always kind to me and I always enjoyed time at your home. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as tomorrow passes. I know it’s a hard one. Maybe sometime in the future we can meet for lunch and catch up. I really want to see how you are doing.

Nina Sweet

May 16, 2019

Rod,

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Aunt Joyce was a special lady who will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. May tender memories bring you strength and may the power of the love you shared be the blessing that comforts you.

Please accept our sincere condolences.

Nina, Scott & Justin Sweet

Bobby and Yvette McKown

May 15, 2019

The Bobby F. McKown family extends deepest sympathy to the Sweet family in the loss of a great southern gentle lady. Yvette has so many fond memories of her visits with Joyce and particular as a member of the Planters Garden Club. Bobby, Yvette Mia and Ava McKown...Tallahassee, Fl.

Brady Sweet

May 15, 2019

Aunt Joyce,
You were such a treasure to us all. You will truly be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY