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Joyce A. (Painter) Parker

November 20, 1936 - January 19, 2019


Joyce A. (Painter) Parker, age 82, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 20, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Cevil and Edith (Hayman) Parker. Joyce proudly worked as a Post Master for both the Del Mar and Ocean View post offices and retired after 30 years of dedicated service.

She always had a smile on her face and ready for a joke with her wonderful sense of humor. Joyce enjoyed watching movies, playing cards and reading. She loved listening to Frank Sinatra songs. Joyce was a long time member of Holy Family R.C. Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Timothy A. Painter and Christopher W. Painter and brother, Roy S. Parker. Joyce is survived by her children, Anissa Kitts (Barry), Steven M. Painter and Brian M. Painter (Suzanne); grandchildren, Brian Painter, Jr., Justine Olicker (Aaron), Ashley Painter, Casey Painter, Rachel Painter, Kristin Sullivan, Leah Vari and Jaime Vari; and 7 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brackenville Center for their kind and compassionate care.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am. Interment will be held privately in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

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19 Condolences for Joyce A. (Painter) Parker

  • My heart is saddened by the loss of a good friend and former neighbor. I shall always remember the many laughs and good times we shared over the years. I shall miss you.

  • Anissa, Brian, Suzanne and family- I am very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and family

  • Anissa so sorry to hear of passing of yur mom

    Betty n Bobby hudson

  • I loved you like you were another one of my own moms ♡♡♡ Rest in peace you were an amazing example to learn from and you will be missed.

  • My and Sals condolences to you and your family. Joyce was a wonderful lady. I know she will be missed by many.

  • Very sad to hear of your moms passing. I have happy memories growing up with your family. Your mom and mine (Eleanor ) would have such fun when they were together. I let my sister Jackie know. We were talking about some fun memories and laughing. Sending hugs your way.❤

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your Mom was such an Amazing part of your lives. May you surround yourself with all the Beautiful Memories you have of your Mom. God Bless you all!!

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Lori & Tom Kendle

  • I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family.

  • I am so sorry to learn Joyce had passed. Joyce and I worked together for many years. She took me in when I was going through a rough time with my ex husband. We enjoyed many laughs and good times.

  • My love and prayers are with you. Whish I could be there with you all, but my spirit will be. Love and miss all of you.

  • so sorry for your loss. but just remember you will see her again someday.

  • Very sorry for the families loss. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Painter family. Love to you all

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May you surround yourself with beautiful memories of your mom. Indeed a very special woman raising all you kids. God needed an angel and saw your mom. God bless

  • Heart felt Sympathy to your family. We cherish the fond memories of times spent with your Mom and Dad.. Parades with the Drum & Bugle Core, car pooling for music practice with your brothers. God Bless and keep you all close to His Heart

  • Anissa and Family,

    I am truly saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I know how much she meant to you. Thank you for trusting me to be part of her care. She was a wonderful person, was loved and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • To Joyce’s family,
    So sorry for your loss. Joyce was a wonderful woman who will be missed dearly. May she RIP.

  • Sorry to hear about your mother, Steve and Chris. I always admired her charm and patience raising a house full of boys.

  • RETIRED POSTAL WORKERS SEND SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY/FRIENDS.
    RIP JOYCE YOU WERE FUN TO WORK WITH.