Joyce E. Appleby, 84, Universe Tankships retiree, enjoyed flower gardening, cared for animals

By on April 25, 2018

Joyce E. Appleby, 84, of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, April 20, 2018. She was surrounded by the love of her family in the last days of her earthly life and under the care of Moravian Manor and Hospice & Community Care.

Born in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of Paul T. and Melba A.(Sechman) Moyer.

Joyce graduated from Salem High School, Salem, N.. She studied at the King’s College in Delaware and Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.

Prior to marrying Lloyd in 1955, she did office work at the DuPont plant at Deepwater Point, N.J., and following years of homemaking and child rearing, she returned to work at National Bulk Carriers, Inc. and Universe Tankships (Delaware) Inc. in New York City and retired as manager of marine personnel after 17 plus years of service.

Joyce loved flower gardening, baking, and preparing holiday and special meals for all the family. She also loved bird and bunny watching in her backyard and caring for animals particularly her cats.

Joyce was a member of Westgate Baptist Church, Lancaster. She and Lloyd were among the founding members of Towne Baptist Church in Joppa, Md.

Joyce is survived by husband: Lloyd Appleby of Lititz; and four sons: Lloyd Howard of Fort Myers, Fla.; Stephen Paul of Lancaster; Douglas John of Little Egg Harbor, N.J.; Timothy Ray of Broomall; and daughter: Melanie Joy of Lititz; six grandchildren: Brian, Jason, Timothy, Daniel, Ryan and Emily; and four great-grandchildren: Lincoln, Jonah, Jack and Zoe. She is also survived by a brother: Rev. Dean Moyer, of Syracuse, N.Y.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m, with visitation with her family from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m, on Thursday, April 26, at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, with Rev. Robert Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be at New Berlin Cemetery, New Berlin, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 27.

Please omit flowers. Kindly consider making a contribution in Joyce’s memory to Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering, American Baptist Churches USA, 588 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406; or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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