Services

Celebration of Life

Mon. Mar. 11, 2024
1:00 pm

Grace Presbyterian Church

10211 Ella Lee Ln
Houston , TX 77042.
Mon. Mar. 11, 2024
1:00 pm
Grace Presbyterian Church
10211 Ella Lee Ln
Houston , TX 77042.
In Memory of
Joyce Lee Fitch
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Joyce Lee Fitch passed away quickly and peacefully on March 3, 2024 at the age of 91. She was born October 3, 1932 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Gladys Miller and Edwin Wagner. In 1955, Joyce married Don Lee Fitch, the man who she would spend the next 61 wonderful years with. Her faith, family, and friends were the biggest priorities in her life.

Joyce and Don lived full lives, raising two sons in Houston and enjoying all the city had to offer - from their son's little league games to charity galas for causes they supported. They loved the Oilers and Astros. Joyce was a frequent volunteer at Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) for many years, often bringing along her grandchildren, to help those in need.

Joyce and Don spent many summer vacations in South Padre Island, starting when there were only 3 motels on the island. Around 1975, they expanded their travels and enjoyed Europe with many dear friends.

After Don passed away, Joyce lived alone even when she became legally blind. Her amazing neighbors provided a huge support structure. Senior Rides and More was an incredible resource for many years, along with other friends who lovingly stepped in to help her get around.

Perhaps her biggest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids. Practicing her faith at Second Baptist and later at Grace Presbyterian gave her great fulfillment. Joyce also had a special love of animals, including her precious cats and the many squirrels and birds she kept well-fed in her courtyard.

A special thanks from Joyce's family to Judy & Arnold, Trish & Vince, and other loving neighbors; to Debbie at Senior Rides and More; her amazing transportation volunteers Dave, Dede, and Mary Ann; and one of her longest and best friends Suzanne Meyers. Also, thank you to Annie from Circle of Friends, for her loving support as Joyce transitioned to her eternal life with Jesus - her favorite saying "something good is always coming" never truer than in that moment. 

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Don and her son Brad (Sandy). She is survived by her son Scott (Lynn); daughter-in-law Sandy (Brad); grandchildren Jennifer (Tim), Katie (Martin), Brian (Janelle), Sarah (Kevin), and Melanie (Andrew); and great grandchildren John, Michael, Matthew, Nolan, George, Charlie, and Teddy.

A celebration of life service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church Houston on Monday, March 11th at 1:00pm. Donations can be made to Senior Rides and More www.seniorridesandmore.org

Charitable Donations may be made to:

Senior Rides and More
9600 S. Gessner Rd, Hosuton, TX 77071. Website Link

Tributes

Message from
Mike Draper
Fri, 03/08/2024

Joyce has always been a joy to be around. I loved her. her smile and her wonderful jokes. She always brought happiness to all around her. She loved God and all of her neighbors.
What a person to know.

Message from
GILBERT M KEERY
Fri, 03/08/2024

Joyce radiated kindness and love. She was always a joy to be with. I was lucky to get to know her thru Senior Rides. May she rest in serene peace.

Message from
Mary Ann Carroll
Mon, 03/11/2024

I think of Joyce every morning when I recite from the poem, I vow the thy country. All her ways are gentleness. Now she’s part of the prior line, and one by one in silently her shining bounds increase.

I called Joyce the beltway eight lady myself another friends were helping drive her to appointments for many many years her strong faith in Christ for salvation independence on him for all things were attractive. She talked of taper friends in Austin from Berachah Church, that was the clincher for me over many years. I got to see her strength, dignity and sense of humor as in proverbs 31, but the dependence on God‘s grace was foremost and her genuine concern she would greet me with where is the hug? She cared and was appreciative even the time , we ventured out to get a handicap placard and got caught in a downpour getting out of the car. That was a funny story and she remembered but it was funny. I will truly miss Joyce.