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Joyce Mae Palmer

March 3, 1942 — May 3, 2024

Grayling

Joyce Mae Palmer

Joyce Mae Palmer, 82, of Grayling, MI passed away peacefully with her two sons by her side on May 3, 2024 in Gaylord, MI.

Joyce was born on March 3, 1942 to Donald and Hazel (McQuillen) Houk in Jackson, MI. Joyce worked for many years at the Ausable Free Clinic, Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, and Mercy Hospital. She was also a member of the March of Dimes and the American Business Women's Association. She loved working outside in her flower beds, knitting, and watching her birds.

She raised and is survived by two wonderful sons, Anthony (Gail) Pickell of Sault Ste Marie, MI and James (Angela) Pickell of Grayling, MI; grandchildren, Nathan (Eva) Pickell and Jessica Pickell; step-grandchildren, Ashley Hoath and Areka Maki; step-great-grandchildren, Hadley and Axel Maki; and best friend, Renate Harwood. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, first husband James L Pickell, and second husband Donald Palmer.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 10:00 AM until the time of funeral service at 12:00 PM at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. A luncheon will follow at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Jackson, MI.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joyce;s memory to Ausable Free Clinic, PO Box 661, Roscommon, MI 48653.

Condolences can be shared with Joyce's family at www.sorensonlockwood.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 W North Down River Rd, Grayling, MI 49738

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 W North Down River Rd, Grayling, MI 49738

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Luncheon

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 W North Down River Rd, Grayling, MI 49738

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