Joyce Chrystie Jones

Joyce Chrystie Jones

Joyce Chrystie Jones

October 05, 1922~June 14, 2021

Jones, Joyce Chrystie (nee: Andrews) long-time resident of Oakland Park, FL passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of June 14, 2021. Born Oct 5, 1922, in Bay Shore, NY, she moved to Oakland Park with her family when she was 17 years old.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Sidney Albert Jones, Jr (1922-1979), her son Richard Lawrence Jones (1949-2018), and brother Walter Edgar Andrews, Jr (1929-1981).  She leaves behind her three sons, Sidney “Skip” Jones of Ohio, Harry “Bunky” Jones of Tennessee, Robert Jones of Palm Bay, FL, and daughter Cynthia Jones Emmerich of Spring Hill, FL. Joyce has 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Joyce grew up in Islip, NY and moved to Oakland Park, FL in the late 1930s. After moving to the area, she met Sidney, Jr. and married on June 10th, 1942; they had five children. She was a devout Christian (Episcopalian) and remained close to her faith throughout her life. She loved her country, the flag, and American history, and was quick to lean on history to help explain the present. She was also an archivist: she cataloged weather measurements and tracked Atlantic hurricanes for almost four decades. Most importantly, she was a wonderful, kind person with unexpected wit and a wise story to tell.

Joyce served her community in many capacities over the years. She was an Oakland Park Pioneer during Pioneer days, fulfilled PTA leadership roles, and served as a poll worker at her local voting precinct. She was even a plane spotter during World War II as part of the Aircraft Warning Service. Her husband, Sidney, owned an electronics and TV repair shop, which she helped run. She was also a licensed amateur radio operator, having received her technician’s license in the early 80s. Despite all these personal accomplishments, Joyce was incredibly humble and avoided the spotlight.

Joyce was a lifelong learner and encouraged everyone in her orbit to explore and discover what makes them curious. She encouraged her grandchildren to play and be kids while also guiding them to dream big. Much to her grandchildren’s delight, she drove a mail truck recreationally. Her nine-decade legacy includes too many wonderful memories to list. She was a special soul who will be forever missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Services and interment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Central in Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 24th, 2021.

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Condolence

Cindy Emmerich

July 7, 2021, 12:00 pm

My mother was my best friend. The last 5 years that she lived with me, we got to really reconnect and I will have those memories always. I will miss her so much.

Chrystie Jones Thompson

July 8, 2021, 1:39 am

No words to explain the love and light she instilled in all those she met and loved. My grandmother not only loved and nurtured but protected, she instilled such core values and provided the warmth of love in every hug. The memories I will cherish for life.. The love I will hold dear in my heart, and I will honor her name until I meet her at the pearly gates. Grams I will forever miss you. RiP beautiful..

SUSAN SWIGER JOHNSTON

July 8, 2021, 7:30 am

Beth, Bob and family…….I am so very sorry for your loss. Heaven must have needed a special angel to help watch over you. It is never easy to lose a loved one, but the memories and love will keep them alive in your heart. Love and prayers to all of you.

Judith Greene Mathews

July 10, 2021, 11:44 am

All of those who grew up in Oakland Park knew and loved Mrs. Jones. She was respected for her forever presence when needed at our elementary school or anyplace to fill the need. You could count on her! She will live forever in the hearts and memories of the O.P. KIDS!😥♥️

Renee Oswell

July 24, 2021, 10:56 am

RIP Joyce…I didn’t really get to know you, but I knew you were a kind soul. I can tell your heart was in the right place and your memory will last forever.

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