Joyce Yvonne Dunn Schmidt went home to Jesus on March 30, 2021 at the age of 83.
Joyce was born to Nora Louise and George Dunn on April 11, 1937 in Dermott, Arkansas. She met William Thomas Schmidt on a blind date in Memphis, Tennessee and immediately knew Tom was “the one”. Tom and Joyce were married for 59 years and had three children: David, Deborah, and Pamela. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Joyce graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee and was a Registered Nurse. She spent her professional career caring for people and was proud of her work. Throughout her entire life Joyce held an unwavering faith in God and in the spirit of her name, Joyce shared the joy of the Lord with all those who knew her. Joyce was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Eaton Rapids. She served her church in numerous other capacities by teaching Sunday school and being the director of Women’s ministry. Growing up, Joyce was an athlete and an amazing basketball player. Her hobbies included sewing quilts and caring for her house cactus plants. Joyce most enjoyed spending time with her husband and family.
Joyce joins her daughter Deborah Arnold and her parents George and Louise Dunn in Heaven. Joyce is survived by her husband, William Thomas Schmidt; son, David (wife Liz) Schmidt of Memphis, Tennessee and her daughter Pamela (husband Tony) McDaniel of Eaton Rapids. Joyce had twelve grandkids and five great-grand kids who were pride and joy.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel, 518 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids with Pastor Harold Demott officiating. Interment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-6 pm and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Nazarene, 2225 S. Michigan Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, in memory of Joyce. To place online condolences or memories please visit, www.millsfuneral.com.
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