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Joyce A. Burbage
January 22, 1930 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
Joyce Amelia Lively Burbage passed away peacefully on January 27, 2024, at the age of 94.
She spent much of her life in Florida and was a long-time resident of Lakeland, Florida.
Joyce was born in Jesup, Georgia on January 22, 1930, to Dee and Ada Lively.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Dick Burbage. She was also preceded in death by her parents and son Greg.
Left to treasure her memory are her daughters Linda (Jerry) and Becky (Deanna); grandchildren Scott, Corey and Bryan; great grandchildren Hayden, Quinn, Brooklynn and Bristol. She is also survived by her siblings Fred Lively and Patricia Nelson.
Joyce graduated magna cum laude from Florida Southern College and Rollins College. She was an administrator of the Lakeland Teen Parent program with the Polk County Public Schools from 1975 until her retirement in 2002.
She was a long-time member of the South Florida Avenue Church of Christ. To honor this, the family suggests donations be made to the Florida School of Preaching.
A visitation will be held at 1 PM on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Lakeland Funeral Home, with a funeral service to follow at 2 PM. Entombment will follow in the Lakeland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
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