Joyce Collier Earl
At one fifteen on the morning of January 2018 Joyce passed from this life surrounded by her family who loved her dearly. She was a good Christain, a Mother, GrandMother , Great Grandmother and wife. She was 81
Joyce was born to the late Jack and Phyliss Collier on November the 18,1936. She was raised in Leicester, England with her brother and two sisters. John. Lillian and Phyliss.. They lived on a council housing development on the outskirts of the city. Until Joyce met and married the love of her life Henry Earl, On March 31. 1956.
In her lifetime, Joyce was a home maker and also worked several years for a textile manufacturer in Leicester, becoming an expert seamstress and machinist. She loved to knit and make clothes for her children and grand kids she would also take on homework machining and finishing material for others. This while keeping house, cooking and taking care of her family.
Henry and Joyce have five children Stephen, Lorraine, Jacqueline, Kevin and Katrina. Joyce was very proud of her family and installed in them the characteristics she lived by such as honesty, truthfulness and believe in God, she also loved her many grand kids of which there are 40 of them.
The following is one of several poems Joyce wrote and published in a book for the family to have.
To My Family.
When I die don't grieve too long
let the love we shared help you be strong.
I want you all to be happy not sad
Think of all the good times we had.
I know i'll be missed by all of you
Please let the memories carry you through.
Time will help heal your pain
Have happy thoughts till we meet again.
I hope I won't be going just yet
But wanted to write this now so I wouldn't forget.
No one knows how long they have left in this life
I feel my purpose was being Mother Grand Mother and wife.
Of course there were ups and downs
I still felt like a queen with a golden crown.
So, when the time comes for me to answer the call
I want you to know how much I loved you all.
Joyce Collier Earl 5/3/2000