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Joyce Sydnor

Joyce Lochte Sydnor

Saturday, August 13th, 1938 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Joyce Lochte Sydnor, 81, of Kinsale, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born on August 13, 1938 to the late Joseph LeRoy and Sarah Evans Lochte. She was an active member of Cople Parish Episcopal Church, where she generously served as Hospitality Chair. Her love of music led her to join the church choir and she blessed the congregation with her beautiful voice for many years. She retired from The Bank of Lancaster in 2005 after a long-time career where she became a cornerstone of the community. Along with her sister, Dixie, Joyce started Something Special Catering which was featured at many special events and occasions in the community. Joyce and her husband John helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout many years for The American Cancer Society through the area Relay For Life, which was a passion of theirs. Joyce had a love of travel and visited many places in her lifetime including Japan, Italy, Greece, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Hawaii, and many other interesting places.

Her greatest joy in life was her family, and she is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, John Morris Sydnor; a son John Morris Sydnor Jr. (Brenda), a son Edward Lee Sydnor (Trisha), a son Gregory Otho Sydnor (JoAnn), and a daughter Lenna Sydnor Daiger (Timothy); grandchildren, Jessica Sydnor (Jeff Morris), Sarah Daiger (Stacy Critchfield), Leah Sydnor Rawley (Daniel), Emily Sydnor (Jakob Miner), Brian Daiger (Mary), Katrin Sydnor, and Joseph Martin Otho Sydnor; great-granddaughter Raelynd Daiger; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also blessed with many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents Joyce was preceded in death by her sisters Sally Harless and Dixie Townsend; and her brother William L.L. Lochte.

The family would like to thank Latonya Henry, Robbin Blue and the entire team of Riverside Hospice for their loving caregiving in her final days.

A small graveside service will be held at 11:30 a. m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Yeocomico Episcopal Church Cemetery. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in order to protect the health of high-risk individuals in our family, we ask that those who plan to attend the graveside service comply with the following safety precautions: wear a mask, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others, and no hugging/hand shaking/touching. We also plan to have a larger celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cople Parish Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 249, Kinsale, VA 22488 or The American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of the Northern Neck, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
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    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 | 11:30am
    Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 11:30am
    Yeocomico Episcopal Church Cemetery
    1233 Old Yeocomico Road
    KINSALE, VA 22488
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    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in order to protect the health of high-risk individuals in our family, we ask that those who plan to attend the graveside service comply with the following safety precautions: wear a mask, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others, and no hugging/hand shaking/touching. Casual Dress is acceptable. We also plan to have a larger celebration of life at a later date
    Rev. Ellen White


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Sarah and John O'Brien

Posted at 04:15pm
Dear Sarah and family, We are so sorry to hear of your grandma's passing. Please know that we are with you in spirit. In sympathy, Sarah and John
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Patricia Causey

Posted at 11:57am
My thoughts and prayers are with John and your family. Joyce was such a lovely, giving and sweet person. I know that you have many wonderful memories of her to cherish.

Pat Causey

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Posted at 10:30am
Tons of love, hugs, and deepest sympathy to dear John, and Johnny, Greg, Eddie, Lenna and their families
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Lori V. Pegelow

Posted at 05:44pm
Joyce and the whole Sydnor family have always been kind to me, that's who they are. I hung out at their house a lot in my younger years. I loved their house and being there. Joyce taught me how to clean shrimp for one of her catering events and I didn't eat a single one. I helped polish silver and watched her decorate cakes in avid amazement. Joyce and Lenna gave me a bridal luncheon and she gave me my wedding cake for a wedding gift. Joyce was kind, funny, talented, creative and generous. I cherish my memories and I hope the family finds comfort from theirs.
Much Love,
Lori Pegelow

Lynn Gordon

Posted at 05:32pm
Sending our prayers and love to all!! Joyce was such a sweet person and I know she will be missed deeply. Joyce and my mom went to Old Cople school together and I know they are both up in Heaven right now just chatting away! We won’t be able to attend the service but we will be keeping you close in our hearts!!
Lynn & Rex Gordon

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