Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late George and Bessie (Parsons) Sova.
Joyce filled her days and life caring for her husband and four children. A job she so joyfully and lovingly excelled at. She enjoyed craft shows, bowling and coffee dates with her girlfriends.
Surviving are her devoted children, Robert (Lisa) Lewis of Fulton; Deborah (Mike) Bareham, of Oswego; Randy Lewis and partner Scott of Syracuse; Jennifer Cahill of Oswego; six grandchildren, whom she adored… Sarah (Jake) Woodworth, Andrew Bareham, Alyssa Lewis, Kolton Lewis, James Rose Jr., Brianna Cahill; along with several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband, William Lewis and two brothers, Gerald Sova and Lyle Sova.
A special thanks to Dr. Varnum along with the caring staff at HOA of CNY and the staff of 4S Crouse Hospital and also to Carol Mahaney for the extra support and love throughout.
Calling hours will be held 4-7 PM Friday, October 19th at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.
Funeral Services will be held 10AM Saturday at the funeral home, 11 W. Albany St. Oswego. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.