Joyce Ann Nickerson, of Dover, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2012, while vacationing in Orlando, Florida. She was 53.
Joyce was born July 16, 1959 in Dover,DE, to the late Willard Patterson & the late Maryetta Wolff.
She had been employed as a chief custodian for over 26 years with the Capitol School District, Dover, before retiring.
Joyce was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She loved shopping, playing cards, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 17 years, Paul Nickerson; 2 Daughters- Amber Rhine & her husband- Shaun, of Biloxi,Miss; & Melissa Smith, of Dover. Son- Bruce Smith, of Newark,DE; 3 Sisters- Terry Gentry & her husband- Sam, of Little Creek; Brenda Proud,& her husband- Bill, of Smyrna; and Edie Soto, of Panama, Florida.
3 Brothers- William Patterson, Jr.& his wife- Joan, of Smyrna; John Webb, of Felton; & Charles Patterson & his wife- Tammy, of Dover. A cousin- Debbie Snow & her spouse-Sonja Lowe, of Smyrna. and 3 Grandchildren- Phillip Eanes, of Dover; Nickolas & Kayleigh Rhine, of Biloxi, Miss.
Services were held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road,Suite 106, Wilmington,DE 19806.
Letters of condolences can be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com