Joyce Arlene Phillips, 89, of Sunfield, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2023. She was born in Ashley, Michigan, the daughter of Clayton and Martha (Beck) Riley. Joyce was a lifelong member of the Portland Church of the Nazarene and she graduated from Portland High School Class of 1950. Joyce was a loving and caring homemaker, being sure that everyone was well taken care of around her. She enjoyed gardening and lived on a farm for many years. Joyce will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Preceding Joyce in death are her parents; first husband, Roland Clements in 1992; second husband, Robert Phillips; and sister, Carol (Marvin) Sandborn. Surviving are her children, Michael (Joan) Clements and Patricia (Michael) Peters; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother, Lee (Elaine) Riley.
The Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Jimmy Guffey at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the Portland Church of The Nazarene. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. A luncheon will follow the funeral service at the church prior to interment at Oakwood Cemetery. For those wishing, contributions may be made to River Inn Adult Foster Care – Sunfield, in memory of Joyce. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.