Meadville Tribune

April 26, 2013

Joyce Marie Jesse

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — Joyce Marie Jesse, 79, of Merritt Island, Fla., formerly of Linesville, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at Vitas Inpatient Hospice of Courtenay Springs Village, Merritt Island.

Born Nov. 25, 1933, in Sharon, she was a daughter of Henry and Thelma Cole Gregg. She married Richard Jesse on Aug. 18, 1951; he preceded her in death in 1985.

Joyce had attended Linesville High School. She was a loving and devoted homemaker. From 1986 to 1992, she worked as a toll booth attendant in New Hampshire for the Hampton Tolls.

She enjoyed playing bingo. Joyce loved crocheting and making quilts for friends and family.  

Survivors include five sons, Alan Jesse and his wife, Diane, of Tiffin, Ohio, David Jesse and his wife, Deb, of Linesville, Robert Jesse and his girlfriend, Mary Garcia, of Conneaut Lake, Daniel Jesse of Linesville and Jon Jesse of Rochester, N.H.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Audrey Kessler of Conneaut Lake; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Jesse; a son, Richard L. Jesse; and two brothers, James and Larry Gregg.

As per her request, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205-4620.

Arrangements are under the direction of Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 Route 6, Linesville.

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