Joyce Mallard Massie, age 88 of High Springs, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Joyce Mallard Massie was born February 28, 1933 in Gainesville, Florida to Willie Mae Mallard and Don Q. Mallard.
Joyce grew up in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed playing golf, puzzling and a friendly game of cards. She loved to dance to Glenn Miller with her husband and never missed a chance to spin on the dance floor at her grandchildren’s weddings. Joyce cherished her family summer beach trips, holiday gatherings, special Sunday dinners, and relaxing evenings sipping wine at sunset.
Preceded in death by her husband Thomas B. Massie, Jr. and her son Bruce Massie.
Survived by her sister Barbara Mallard, her three loving daughters, Lee Jones and her husband Steve Jones of High Springs, Florida, Elaine Harris of Tiburon, California, and Delia Lander and her husband Mark Lander of High Springs, Florida and seven grandchildren, Evan Jones and wife Brittany Jones, Dylan Jones, Stephan Jones, Haley Harris, Jack Harris, Caitlin Stockdale and her husband Chad Stockdale, and Kyle Lander.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday March 11, 2021 at Forest Meadows East Cemetery 3700 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to U F Health Cancer Center Office of Development P O Box 103633 Gainesville, FL 32610- please reference # 012825. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com