Joyce Marie Christ, age 79, of Westfield, New York, passed away on Saturday September 24, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born on March 27, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary (Dickey) Prichard.
Joyce graduated North East High School and was formerly employed by Welch Foods in Westfield, N.Y. in the Sales & Marketing and Customer Service Departments for 36 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting, and traveling to North Carolina and Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Daniel Prichard; sister, Betty Coburn; and a stepdaughter, Susan Martin.
Joyce is survived by the love of her life for 45 years, William "Bill" F. Christ whom she married March 5, 1977; her cherished daughter, Deborah LeBarron and her husband Edward who was more like a son from Westfield, N.Y.; stepchildren, Mark Christ (Brenda) of The Villages, Fla., Kathleen Yanoshik (Jake) of Edinboro, and Beth Hancox of Albion, Pa.; brother, Thomas Prichard of Erie; sisters, Barbara Brown of North East, Joan Bemiss of North East, and Yvonne Nodes of Harborcreek; grandchildren, Megan LeBarron of Binghamton, N.Y., Lianna LeBarron of Cleveland, Ohio, Kristyn LeBarron of Cleveland, Ohio, Katherine Hancox of Madison, Ohio, and Jessica Henderson of Albion; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating the service is Maureen Rovegno. Private interment will be held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508, or the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale Street, Westfield, NY 14787. Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.