NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. – Joyce Glass Hanvey of N. Miami Beach, Fla. and formerly of Ocean City and Baltimore, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 24, 2013 at Jackson North Hospital in N. Miami Beach under the wonderful care of VITAS hospice.
Born on Nov. 15, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma Wittstadt.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Donald William Hanvey on March 4, 2013, granddaughter, Kenlee Raye Chamberlai in 1989, grandson Judson Charles Chamberlain in 2006 and son-in-law Calvin Bishop in 2011.
Mrs. Hanvey had been a server at many fine restaurants in Baltimore and Ocean City. She co-owned the Seafarer Motel in Ocean City with her son, Kenny.
At the time of her illness, she was self- employed with residential rentals in N. Miami Beach with her late son, Donald.
A strong willed Christian woman, she told it with style and was well known for her soft and generous heart. If anyone needed a meal or a resting place, she provided it. She was often seen around Florida shopping for her tenants and many times referred to as “mom Joyce.”
She was skilled in ballroom dancing and put on exhibitions with her teacher and long-time companion, Karol Mervak. She enjoyed morning coffee and donuts with her friends and browsing through thrift shops.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter, Deborah Thompson Bishop of Bishopville; son, Kenneth G. Glass of Ocean Pines; granddaughter, Jacqueline E. Glass and grandson Sasha A. Glass. The love of her life was, Sweetpea, her Chihuahua. She had a very special love for her long-time friends Karol Mervak and Mary Taft.
Cremation followed her passing and interment will be private at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Whaleyville.