1936 Joyce 2020

Joyce Ann Hamilton

May 29, 1936 — December 1, 2020

Joyce Ann Hamilton, age 84 of Livonia passed away on December 1, 2020.

Joyce was born in Plymouth, Michigan on May 29, 1936 to her parents, Norman and Leonora (née Themm) Mahrley. She is the beloved and devoted wife of the late Donald Hamilton. They were married in 1958. Donald passed away November 29, 2014. Joyce is the loving mother of Susan (Don) McVittie, Denise (Dan) Parks, Mark Hamilton and David (Teri) Hamilton; proud grandmother of Amber (Tim) Bellis, Mahrley (Jesse) Teachworth, Beth Ann Hamilton (Peter) Lindeman, David (Sarah) Parks, Andrew (Haley) Hamilton, Tyler McVittie, Austin Stevens and Joseph Parks; great-grandmother of Emma Bellis. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her siblings, Norman (Nancy) Mahrley and Janet Schooley, her cousin, Pam (Bob) Geist and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was often referred to as the Energizer Bunny. Always busy, summer meant time on the golf course and of course in her garden. What a green thumb she acquired working in the Greenhouse for many years. She spent time cheering on her beloved Tigers. Winter meant puzzles which she had quite a knack for. She also spent many evenings watching her Red Wings and knitting. She has knitted all of her grandchildren and their spouses (13!) a personalized afghan. Rumor has she has been working on baby blankets. There was always a project. The things she has planted, built and painted at all of our homes. Joyce loved to sing and sang in a choir her entire adult life, including the Church Choir, The Plymouth Community Chorus and the Livonia Civic Chorus. She was good at reaching out to others making phone calls to children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

A Private Funeral Service for invited guests only will be held at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth, Michigan on Sunday, December 13, 2020 beginning at 5:00 P.M and will be officiated by the Reverend Drex Morton.

For those who cannot attend and wish to view the Funeral Service in a safe environment, the funeral will be live-streamed.



As of November 18, 2020, we are permitted to have no more than 25 people in attendance for visitations and funerals. Please be advised that in observance of the Governmental Order from the State of Michigan and the current COVID-19 situation, when in attendance at the visitation and funeral service, we kindly ask for the safety and well-being of the families we serve, and for your health, that everyone practice social distancing and consideration for other guests in attendance. Masks are mandatory. Please refrain from handshaking and embracing family members and one another.

Those who wish to honor the memory of Joyce Ann Hamilton are invited to consider a contribution to the Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, Michigan 48025-4507 and the Livonia Civic Chorus, 37637 Five Mile Road, Suite 156, Livonia, Michigan 48154.

Contribution envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.


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