Joyce Ann Phillips, 71, Broadway Avenue West, Watertown, passed away August 1 at the Hospice Residence at Ellis Farm, Gotham Street, surrounded by her family, where she had been a resident since July 25.
The memorial service will be 12:00pm August 6 at the Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Leon VanWie, pastor, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be held in Salem, W. Virginia for the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church, 327 Franklin St., or to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.
Funeral arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.
Joyce worked for the US government as an administrative assistant for over 20 years. She retired as Executive Secretary for the Director of the Fingerprint Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Bridgeport, W. Va.
Joyce married Ora R. Phillips in 1961.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, serving on the church's worship and nomination committees, PSPRC, and was a volunteer with Hospice of Jefferson County and Samaritan Medical Center. Joyce enjoyed and loved her grandchildren. She was an avid West Virginia Mountaineer football and basketball college sports fan.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Ora R. Phillips USAF, SMSgt, Ret.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kelley and Ret. Maj. Chris Hague, USAF, and Erin and Ret. TSgt Thomas King, all of Watertown; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Derek S. Phillips, Rome, NY and Scott and Erin Phillips, Syracuse; her grandchildren Katie, Leanne, Christopher, Natalia, Karyn, Thomas, Elyse, Jacob, Abigayle, Shannon, and Eli; three great-grandchildren, Kylee, Connor and Olivia; her mother Irene Greer, Salem W.Va.; her brother and sister-in-law Michael and Marjorie Greer, Bridgeport, W.Va.; her sister, Janice (James, dec.) DeWind, Lyons, NY; nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Watertown, NY
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