Joyce Smith Obituary, Death – Joyce Ann Smith, who was 69 years old and had lived in Dundee, Michigan all her life, passed away at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 26, 2023. She had had a long and happy life. Her dear husband Lawrence Smith, who went away in 1997, her parents, who both passed away before she did, and a brother, David Patterson, who also passed away before she did all died before she did.
She is survived by her daughter, Tia Smith, who currently resides in Dundee; her two brothers, Richard Patterson (Richard King) of Graham, Washington and Gary Patterson (Sharyl) Patterson of Houghton Lake, Michigan; her aunt, Luella Ciacelli; a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and mother-in-law; and her canine companion, “Hunter,” a Black Lab that the family got as a puppy and raised as their own. On the evening of Monday, January 30, 2023, there will be a Celebration of Joyce’s Life held at the UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 671, which is situated at 309 Detroit Avenue in Monroe, Michigan 48162. Friends are welcome to attend.
The program will get underway at twelve in the afternoon and will be followed by a luncheon that will last until three in the afternoon. Care for Joyce is being provided by Merkle Funeral Service, which can be found in North Monroe at 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. The cremation took place in the crematorium that is located on-site. This crematorium is known as Covenant Cremation, and it can be found in Erie, Michigan.