Obituary of Joyce Alfrey
Joyce Marie Moore Alfrey, age 80, of Auburndale went to heaven on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born March 4, 1938 in Salt Lick, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Burl and Geneva Jewel (Razor) Moore. She was a resident of Polk County for over 60 years. She graduated from Breckinridge High School in Rowan County, Kentucky and continued her education at Florida Southern graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Joyce was a 6th grade teacher at Inwood Elementary and loved teaching; she wanted her students to know how special they were and what great potential they had. Former students still recall her contagious smile and wonderful hugs. Joyce loved nature and saw God’s beauty everywhere. Her descriptive creative writings were magical. She was an avid reader, loved to shop at thrift stores, go to arts and crafts bazaars; she enjoyed weaving, advocating for wildlife, making jewelry and was a fierce Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan! Joyce loved her family passionately. She instilled her love of life and reverence of God in her children. She was a member of Auburndale Community Church. Her passing came suddenly and has left the family heartbroken but celebrating her extraordinary life, for as long as we are apart, our lives will not be whole. Someday we will be together again; we know she is one of God’s most precious angels. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband – Gene Alfrey and son – David Lee Alfrey.
Joyce is survived by her loving & devoted family;
Son: Daryl (Roseann) Alfrey of Gulf Breeze, FL.
2 Daughters: Jeannie Carroll of Auburndale, FL.
Leigh Ann (David) Morris of Haines City, FL.
Sister: Lana (Butch) Peacock of Las Vegas, NV.
7 Grandchildren: Erin, Amanda, Michael, Tess, Mariah, Zachary
1 Gt. Grandson: Jason
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 12502 USF Pine Dr., Tampa, FL. 33612 OR St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.
There are no services scheduled for Mrs. Alfrey.
Arrangements By: Kersey Funeral Home