Joyce Lee Greer of Lexington, Kentucky departed this life and entered eternal rest on Saturday February 11, 2023 at age 85.

Joyce Lee Greer was born October 22, 1937. She also lived in Connecticut where she met her husband John Harold Greer, Sr. They were married for 30 years.

Joyce will forever be loved and deeply missed by her beloved family and friends. She always loved cooking, gardening, crocheting blankets, entertaining, reading and cookouts in the yard. She was a member of St. Paul & St. James Episcopal Church of New Haven for many years.

She leaves to cherish her memory her stepchildren, JoAnn (Anthony) Bryant of Kansas City, Missouri, John (Maureen) Greer, Jr. of West Haven, CT, Suzy (Dwayne) Greer-McDowell of New Haven, CT, Peter Greer of Dover, ME, Jason (Cindy) Greer and Patricia Smith of Lexington, KY; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Joyce was predeceased by her mother, father, grandmother, cousin Russell Hixson, and her husband John Harold Greer, Sr.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 24, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00 pm at St. Paul & St. James Episcopal Church, 57 Olive St., New Haven, CT.  Burial will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery.

*You may send cards, flowers and prayers to: Suzy R Greer-McDowell 62 Market Street, New Haven, CT 06513

Prayers: The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me lie down on green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fer no evil; for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the lord forever. (Psalm 23)

Acknowledgements: The Greer, Bryant, and McDowell Families sincerely appreciate every act of kindness and love shown during our hours of bereavement. Because no gesture was unnoticed; if you called, stopped by said prayers or even sent flowers, we noticed. Perhaps if you could not attend but whispered a prayer, it was felt. If you prepared or had a meal delivered or even rendered a service unseen from afar it was felt in our hearts. Words cannot express how much we thank you for your expressions of sympathy. We pray God’s continued blessing upon each of you. The Greer, Bryant, and McDowell Families.