Joyce Elaine Laird - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joyce Elaine Laird

November 3, 1957 - January 19, 2024

Joyce Elaine Laird, age 66, of Bear, DE, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 19, 2024. Joyce battled Vascular Dementia courageously for 11 years.

Born in New Castle, DE on November 3, 1957, she was a daughter of Sandra E. (Davis) and the late Carl H. Cox. Joyce was the oldest of five children, Donna, Donald, Wayne, and Gerry. She attended and graduated from William Penn High School in 1975, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, David Laird with the 57 Chevy convertible; they have been happily married for 47 years. Joyce worked at JP Morgan Chase and Wayman Fire Protection. Upon retiring to watch her grandchildren, she started her own company called Say It With Thread, which provided custom embroidery to her great customers.

Together Joyce and David ran two successful businesses and raised two children. Along with working together with her husband, she enjoyed building hot-rods, traveling to car shows, and hunting with family and friends. Above all else, Joyce wholeheartedly loved her family and cherished the moments spent creating memories that will last a lifetime.

In addition to her father, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Cox. She is survived by her soulmate and the love of her life, David Laird; children, Teri and David Jr., along with his wife, Brandie, who Joyce proudly referred to as a daughter; grandchildren, Jamison, Cheyenne and Wesley; siblings, Donna, Wayne and Gerry; along with many other close family members and friends.

The family would like to thank Delaware Hospice for all the exceptional care and support that they have provided to Joyce and her family.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 4 pm. A second visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Feller Memorial Home, 817 W. 15th Street, Tyrone, PA, where a funeral service will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Blair Memorial Park, 3234 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 630 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702 or online by clicking here.


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10 Condolences for Joyce Elaine Laird

  • Joyce will forever be remembered. God give us all borrowed angels.

  • Davey and Brandy,
    We are so very extremely sorry for your loss. I am sure now you have a guardian angel looking down smiling on you both. Please give your family hugs from my family to yours.
    -Amber W. & Family

  • Joyce will forever be remembered as a loving , kind soul. I am praying for your family. I know how much she loved her grandchildren ❤️ Teri i am here for you forever

  • she will be missed by all of her family me included in them i talked to her mom often my sister joyce was always there for her family and any one who needed her love you joyce

  • Dear Laird family,
    We want to send you our love and prayers at this difficult time. May God grant you the strength and peace you need and wrap you in his loving arms!
    Vickie & Philip

  • Dave, Dave Jr. & Brandie,
    We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Our condolences and prayers,
    Larry & Paula Marchica

  • Dear David, we are blessed with having lots of great cousins who really are our first friends. Then, they marry, and that number doubles! Their spouses become our cousins too! Joyce , my cousin, you will be missed dearly and loved forever in our hearts. So sorry for your family’s loss , our hearts are broken and we hope you’ll feel our prayers.
    With saddened hearts,
    David and Tammy Elliott

  • You are in our thoughts and Prayers
    Nancy and Fran

  • Dave, we are so very sorry to learn of your loss. We hope the family are coping with this loss. Marianne,Jerry Acord

  • Dear Brandy and family. Sending my deepest sympathy to you and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.