Joyce Smith Amis, 91, Died Peacefully at William Childs Hospice House on September 3
By Space Coast Daily // September 7, 2018
Moved to Melbourne in 1953, was Pink Lady at newly opened Holmes Memorial Hospital
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Joyce Smith Amis, 91, died peacefully at William Childs Hospice House on Monday, September 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Born Etta Joyce Poole in Atlanta, GA, on February 5, 1927, to James S. Poole, Jr. and Ruby Mayo Poole, she moved to Orlando at an early age, where she grew up and graduated from high school.
She attended Rollins College for three semesters, majoring in theater arts, before marrying Ensign Marcus L. Cox, III.
Joyce was active in the Indian River Players during its early years after moving to Melbourne in 1953, was an early member of the Radiation Wives Club, volunteered as a Pink Lady at the newly opened Holmes Memorial Hospital, and later was active in Junior League and St. Margaret’s Guild of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers Jimmy and Larry, and by former husbands Mel Cox and Earl Smith.
She is survived by husband A. B. Amis, sons Jamie (Karen) and Steve Cox, and stepsons Bill and Mark Amis, all of Melbourne, and grandson Bryan Cox of Austin, TX.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melbourne, with her remains interred in the Memorial Garden at the church.
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