Joyce E. LaFlamme was a wonderful wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was born in Watertown, New York on August 5, 1939 as the oldest of four daughters born to Raymond and Evangeline Litz.
Joyce loved to sew; she made her daughter’s wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses and made blankets for infants in the neonatal units at local hospitals. She was an avid reader and always had a book with her. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and made over 40 varieties of homemade jelly that won several ribbons at the Coastal Carolina Fair!
Joyce passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010.
It was a full-moon.
She was 71.
Joyce is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years George; seven sons: Darwin, Rodney, Rick, Mark, Steven, Bryan and Joey; four daughters: Robin, Melanie, Alicia and Joy; three sisters: JoAnn Murphy of Gulfport, FL; Donna Skalos of Pinellas Park, FL and Elaine Scott of Bridgeport, NY; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 2:00 until 4:00pm at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home in Goose Creek. The funeral service began at 4:00 pm conducted by long time friend and neighbor, Bishop O. William Ferris of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The service was beautiful. In addition to our family, a great many friends and past co-workers attended as the Bishop spoke of his twenty plus years of being neighbors with George and Joyce.
He recalled her love of cooking and sewing and the great friendship he and his wife, Mary Ferris, had with the family over the decades. Mostly he spoke of Joyce’s generosity and kindness to others.
Joyce’s beloved son & daughter, Alicia and Richard, both spoke of childhood memories and how greatly she is missed. Steven LaFlamme spoke of how she raised the LaFlamme children to be self sufficient and how all eight of them, as step-children, NEVER felt like they were anything but a part of a wonderful, blended family and how they never were “lacking” in anything over the years. They were raised with great love and appreciation.
Joyce is interred at Plantation Memorial Gardens in Moncks Corner.