Joyce A. Phillips (Hines), age 65, of North Perry, Ohio, passed away holding the hand of the love of her life, Randy Phillips, at their lakeside home of 42 years on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Joyce was born on February 6, 1954, in Warren, OH, the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Hines (Schultz). To Joyce, family meant everything, and she was very proud to be the sibling to two older brothers (Dennis & Gary), one older sister (Jeanne) and one younger sister (Phyllis).
Throughout her life, Joyce’s love of family was felt by her loving husband and her three children Melissa, Shannon & Daniel and by her nephews and nieces, who have fond memories of picnics at the park, trips to the beach, and family parties. To Joyce, you didn’t need to be family to enjoy a sunset or to celebrate a holiday, especially Halloween; her heart was big enough to welcome all.
Joyce found her true calling when she became a grandmother to Aiden, Owen, Colin, Isaac, and Lucas. She loved her grandchildren deeply, and her tradition of “Grandma Fridays” and weekly summer activities will live forever in the hearts and memories of her grandsons.
Joyce had many passions in life including, painting and hiding rocks, watching sunsets with Randy, walking her dogs (Brutus, Daisy Mae, and Stormy), helping her grandsons with school projects and homework, daily chats with her children, reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Joyce is survived by husband, Randy Phillips of North Perry, OH; daughters Melissa (Jeff) Hull of Madison, OH; Shannon (Nick) Seifreit of Mentor, OH; son Daniel Phillips of Cleveland, OH; 5 grandchildren; brothers Dennis (Linda) Hines of Ashtabula, Gary Hines of Trumbull Township; sisters, Jeanne (Samuel) Myers of Trumbull Township and Phyllis Wilcox of Trumbull Township and dear friend Tina Hines of North Myrtle Beach.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Philip and Elizabeth Hines.
Visitation for Joyce will be held 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville. Family graveside service will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of the Western Reserve and the American Cancer Society.
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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Hospice of the Western Reserve
P O Box 72101, Cleveland OH 44192