Joyce Kauffman
May 7, 1943 - November 22, 2023

Joyce Merlyn Kauffman, 80, of Conway, S.C went to be with the Lord at 4:06am on November 22, 2023.

She passed peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born on May 7, 1943 in Westmoreland County, P.A, the daughter of George and Rougene Burnworth.

Joyce was a generous, fun-loving spirit, full of life and compassion for others. For 37 years, she devoted her life to the care of others as a Licensed Practical Nurse, specializing in geriatric care. In addition to her rewarding work as a nurse, she loved the beach, gardening, animals, her family, and had a fiery lust for life.

“As a mother, grandmother,and a great-grandmother, this is the legacy we have from you.”

Joyce is survived by her two loving daughters, Carla Tyree and Joy Earnest of Conway. Her Son-in-laws: Sean Tyree, Christopher Earnest, and Theodore Milton of Conway. Her memory will be cherished by her grandchildren: Danielle Tyree of Conway, Kindle Bethea of Conway, her husband Eli Bethea, great-granddaughter Sienna Joy Emma Bethea and grandson Gabriel Milton of Conway. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elaine Firestone, her father George Burnworth, her mother Rogene Burnworth and infant son Kevin Lankey.

A private memorial will be held by the family at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick – Lower Cape Fear LifeCare where she was lovingly transitioned from this earthly life to her eternal home.

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  • Bobby Yachovitz Posted December 5, 2023 4:49 pm

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of such a great loss.

  • Melinda Cardoza Posted December 8, 2023 10:17 am

    I will miss “my second mama”
    Enjoy all her fun memories and remember her zest for life and all the love she had for others 💕💕

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