Carnations 5

Joyce Carolann Thomas

July 23, 1948 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Joyce Thomas Obituary

“Precious jewel, you glowed, you shone, reflecting all the good things in the world” – Maya Angelou

Our dear Mother Joyce Carolann Thomas, 75, passed away on October 8, 2023. She was a wonderful mother who was always there for anyone that needed her. She also had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community in Pensacola, FL and Westphalia, MI.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree at Baker College in Human Resource Management. She worked as a beautician; she owned her own bridal shop where she custom designed bridal dresses, and finished her career as a Real Estate Agent. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts, and planning events for the Newcomers group.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas, Sr.; sister, Doris Collins; brothers, Fred Cox, Jr. and Tom Cox; and her parents, Fred and Wilma Cox.

Joyce is survived by her son, John Thomas; daughter, Jennifer Thomas; sister, Wanda Spanley; and brother, John Cox.

Funeral Liturgy will be conducted by Deacon Charles Thelen at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. Rite of Committal will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Online condolences may be made at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joyce Carolann Thomas, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Joyce Carolann Thomas?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Joyce's memory.


October 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lehman Funeral Homes
210 E. Bridge Street
Portland, MI 48875

Funeral Service
October 21, 2023

11:00 AM
Lehman Funeral Homes
210 E. Bridge Street
Portland, MI 48875


© 2023 Lehman Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility