Joyce Marie Whitlock, 96, of DeWitt, MI, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing.
A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:30 A.M. with visitation beginning at 10:30 A.M. Rev. Fr. John Whitlock will be presiding. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns.
Joyce was born in Iron Mountain, MI on March 31, 1925, the daughter of David and Mary (Fillipini) Cavalieri. She graduated from A. D. Johnston High School in Bessemer, MI with the class of 1943.
Joyce moved to Lansing where she met Earl J. Whitlock. On November 27, 1948, they were married at Resurrection Catholic Church, Lansing, MI. After nearly 60 years of marriage, Earl passed away on August 3, 2008. Joyce and her family attended St. Theresa Catholic Church, Lansing for many years.
Joyce worked at various office jobs and finished her work life as the Deputy Treasurer for DeWitt Township. In retirement, she spent many years volunteering at Sparrow Hospital and serving senior meals at the township hall and delivering homebound meals. She and Earl enjoyed traveling in their retirement and spending winters in Florida.
Joyce is survived by 3 sons: Jim (Kris) Whitlock of Mears, David Whitlock of DeWitt, and Greg (Mary) Whitlock of DeWitt; 3 grandchildren: Michele (Tony) Mesa, Anthony (Colleen) Whitlock, and Michael (Annie) Whitlock; and 7 great grandchildren: Antonio, Brandon, Ricardo, Maggie, McKenzie, Abraham, and Jude; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl, and siblings: Rose (Richard) Banfield, Susan (Joseph) Kovacevich, and Anthony (Irene) Cavalieri.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local Meals on Wheels. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.