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M. Joyce Noble
PAWTUCKET - M. Joyce Noble, age 89, a long-time resident of Pawtucket, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Atria Senior Living at Lincoln Place where she had been residing for the last 17 months.
Joyce was the wife of the late Milton E. Noble. They had been married for 66 years. She was the daughter of the late Creighton and Florence (Oxley) Tetlow. Born in Pawtucket, she resided in Pawtucket for over 75 years and graduated from West High School (1942). Prior to her marriage, she was a teller at the Slater Branch of the Industrial National Bank in Pawtucket.
Joyce was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church. Her service there included: Bible School teacher, choir member, Cradle Roll Superintendent (25 years), Church Collector (30 years), and membership on the Standing(Governing Board) and Nominating Committees. She also was actively involved in the following church groups: Alpha Chi Phi, XYZ, Home Dem., and Lambda Omega class.
She helped organize the Greater Providence Christian Women's Club in 1963 and served several years as its Chairperson. She also served several years as the Area Representative for the RI and Southern MA Christian Women's Clubs of America. Joyce was also known statewide in Christian circles as part of a 'husband-wife team' as she supported her husband with his responsibilities as Executive Director of the RI Association of Evangelical Churches and as Chairman of the Greater Rhode Island Billy Graham rallies in 1982.
Other activities over the years included: Past Worthy Advisor of the Pawtucket Assembly Rainbow for Girls plus the Grand Cross of Color, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Pawtucket and Pinecrest Women's Clubs, and AARP.
Joyce is survived by her three children and their spouses: Robert and Beverly Noble of St. James, NC, Beth Zins of Pawtucket, and Lynn and Thomas Hunter of Auburn, NY.; ten grandchildren and spouses: Andrew and Brittany Noble, Kathryn and Christopher Riffle, Jeffrey and Tanya Noble, Lauren Noble, Stephen, Daniel, and Ryan Zins, Justin and Cherie Hunter, Craig Hunter and Alison Hunter; seven great-grandchildren: Landon and Charlie Noble, Nicolas and baby Noble, Ella Joy and baby Riffle, and Aurora Hunter.
Calling hours will be held at the Merrick-Williams Funeral Home, 530 Smithfield Ave. Pawtucket, on Thursday from 4-7 and a Memorial Service will be held at Woodlawn Baptist Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Barrington Christian Academy or Woodlawn Baptist Church in memory of Joyce Noble.
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