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Joyce Elaine Royals

August 9, 1949 — September 28, 2023

Gulfport

Joyce Elaine Royals

Joyce Elaine Royals, age 74, of Gulfport, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023 surrounded by family at her home in Lizana.

Joyce was born to Hayward and Juanita Smith on August 9, 1949. She married Charlie the love of her life on August 31, 1968

Joyce loved taking care of her family and she did it faithfully. She enjoyed spoiling her Seal Pups for ever birthday and holiday. Her favorite pastime was thrift store shopping with her dear friend June. She always put other people first and she touched the hearts of many people. Joyce is finally where her heart has been for the last 14 years, with her beloved Charlie.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Charlie; parents, Hayward and Juanita Smith; and sister, Wanda Parker.

Joyce is survived by her nephew and son by heart, Paul Seal (Christy); grandchildren, Austin Seal, Dustin Seal, Justin Seal, Paisleigh Seal, Addalynn Seal, and Colin Seal; sister, Linda Fairley; nieces, Lucy Bond, Melissa Matthews, Becky Page, and Amanda Parker; nephew, Vincent Fairley; and many great nieces, great nephews, family, and friends.

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, is serving the family.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Riemann Family Funeral Home - Gulfport

11280 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 5, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Riemann Family Funeral Home - Gulfport

11280 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Interment

Thursday, October 5, 2023

11:45am - 12:45 pm (Central time)

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