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Joyce Marie Nelson

September 5, 1935 January 8, 2021
Joyce Marie Nelson
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Obituary for Joyce Marie Nelson

Joyce M. Nelson (nee Petzold), formerly of Royal Oak, died peacefully at home in Birmingham, Michigan on Friday, January 8, 2020. Mrs. Nelson is survived by her sons Keith (Kathleen) Nelson and Douglas (Donna) Nelson and her grandchildren Claire Nelson, and Joshua and Gabrielle Nelson. She is also survived by her brother Gary (Marilyn) Petzold, niece Katherine Petzold, nephew Christopher (Jessica) Petzold, great nieces Audrey and Abigail, and is fondly remembered by lifelong family friend Patricia Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her son John Nelson.

Mrs. Nelson was born in Detroit, Michigan, attended Eastern Michigan University where she obtained her undergraduate degree, and later completed her graduate studies in occupational therapy at Oakland University. She worked for the Royal Oak Public Schools for decades before retiring in 2002. Mrs. Nelson was a lifelong member of Royal Oak First United Methodist Church.

A private service will be held the morning of Wednesday, January 13, 2021. A link to a recording of the service will be provided here Wednesday afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Royal Oak First United Methodist Church, 320 W. 7th Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067.

Please visit the link below to view the recorded service:


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