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.