Joyce Ann Dykes Thomas, born in Port St. Joe on Feb. 25, 1958 to Josh and Eunice Dykes, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at her family home in Apalachicola.

Born and raised in Apalachicola, she was employed by the Florida Department of Corrections as a correctional officer.

She is survived by her father Josh Dykes, of Apalachicola; brother Clifford Dykes and his wife Paula, of Apalachicola; two sisters, Joshlyn Miller, of Panama City, and Vanessa O’Neal and husband Gary, of Hosford; a special aunt Earlene Davis, of Apalachicola; close friend and companion Skeeter Paul, of Apalachicola; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Dykes. 

We will always treasure the time and memories we had with our Joyce Ann

Funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at Kelley Funeral Home. Viewing will be held Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.