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In loving memory of
Joyce Faye Johnson
  • June 21, 1947
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  • September 21, 2020

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Joyce Johnson, 73, resident of Fort Myers, Florida, went Home to be with Jesus on September 21st after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Quincy, MA, as one of four children and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Carmela Balzarini.

Joyce, also known as Nanny, was a loving wife to her husband Pete for 51 years.  Together they have 3 children, 12 grandchildren, 1 great grand daughter and another great grandchild on the way.  She has left a legacy of generations of Jesus followers.  She spent many years of her life leading Bible studies and serving in multiple church ministries.

Joyce was a super stylish and a social trendsetter in many ways.  She started a high-end home furnishings store that was her pride and joy.  Joyce loved to cook and had elaborate parties with amazing food presented in a way that was magazine worthy.  She loved to entertain and use her creative energy to plan the best parties.

She homeschooled her children during their high school years back in the day when many people were being jailed for homeschooling.  She started feeding her family organic health food way before that was ever a thing.  She was an all or nothing kind of gal.

Joyce was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

There will be no services, as family is spread far and wide around the country.

If you would like to make a donation in her honor, she was an avid supporter of the Sierra Leone Project associated with New Hope Initiative.  You can find out more information here: sierraleoneproject.org.


Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Sierra Leone Project at sierraleoneproject.org.

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  1. 26 Sep 2020
    Rose says:
    Joyce was my best friend. She taught me so much about life. She led my husband and me to the Lord and gave us our first Bible back in 1975. I have followed her example throughout my life. As a young mother, I always turned to her for advice.
    I will miss her terribly and can’t wait to see her again.

  2. 26 Sep 2020
    Rose says:
    Joyce was my best friend. She taught me so much about life. She led me and my husband to the Lord and gave us our first Bible back in 1975.
    I have followed her example throughout my life. As a young mother, I always turned to her for advice.
    I will miss her terribly and cannot wait to see her again.

  3. 25 Sep 2020
    Cheryl A says:
    What a wonderful and loving woman. When I first met her, I was struck by how very put together she looked. As we talked she began to share about her Bible study at the Veranda and her love for Jesus showed through. She just always lit up whenever she would share about the studies the group was doing. The more we began to get closer the more her love for her family was so evident. Her love for Pete was so deep. Her smile was so bright and joyful. When the cancer hit we became closer since I also had cancer of the breast twice and I would share my chemo journey. Her indomitable spirit when I would visit was encouraging. Heaven became enriched on September 21. Although there is pain, suffering,and loss now, this is just a brief parting. Those of us who love the same Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Joyce did will see her again. Praise God for such a great hope.

  4. 25 Sep 2020
    Rebecca Oltman says:
    Joyce.....loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, body & mind. Pete & her family were so important to her. She led many to Jesus! Hosted many bible studies at Verandah & in her home. Joyce was one of my best friends in the Lord! I shall always treasure her in my heart & yes, she was a wonderful cook. She used different salts to flavor her recipes. Loved her blonde hair & red lipstick. Thank You Lord for blessing me with such a dear friend! My deepest sympathy & God's love & comfort to Pete & family. Joyce now looks into the face of Jesus healed!

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