Thompson, Joyce E. 82, was called home by her Lord and Savior on October 31, 2023 at 11:49 PM. She died peacefully in her home located in Orlando, Florida. She was born to Otto and Maggie Aue in Muskegon, Michigan on March 20, 1941. She was the youngest of four sisters who grew up in a little white house with a farm in the back that her father loved working in.
Joyce was involved in the 4H Club and worked for Surfine Foods until moving to Florida back in the 70's with her family. Joyce worked for many years as a Loan Officer and then went on to become a Travel Agent, where she was able to travel all over the world. She was the type of mother that was always helping with homework, running to the store at the last minute for school supplies, involved in Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts, and always made fabulous meals every night. She brought her children up in the church and to know the Lord. Church was an important part of her life and if she couldn't make a service, she would have Bible study at home with her family. Simply put - Joyce sacrificed everything for her family and went beyond the call for her family and friends. There is nothing she wouldn't do to help others. When she did have spare time, she liked doing ceramics, sewing, gathering shells at the beach and going to the library. One of the things her family will miss the most is her Sunday family dinner and smelling the roast cooking in the oven, to be followed by everyone gathering around the dinner table eating, talking, laughing, and enjoying each other's company.
Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Otto and Maggie Aue, Lawrence Thompson (husband), and sisters, Mabel Cain, Edith Hull, and Doris Taylor. She is survived by Victor Bird (former husband), James Ogaz (son-in-law), Kristi Ogaz (daughter), Jeff Bird (son), Richard Hicks (grandson), Robert Ogaz (grandson), Elaine Bird (granddaughter), and Angela Bird (granddaughter).
A memorial service will be held at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church on November 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM. The address is 2101 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida 32835.