An area resident most of her life, Joyce P. Morris, 62, 11240 9A Road, Plymouth, rose up into the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father at 5:50 p.m., on July 6, 2001. As was her wish, she died at home in the loving company of her family and members of the Marshall County Hospice team. Born in Gary, Ind., on July 6, 1939, she was the daughter of William and Pearl Erickson. Raised by her aunt and uncle, Alvin and Hulda Holm from the age of five until adulthood, Joyce fondly remembered and was grateful to the couple. She said that she looked forward to greeting them in heaven. On Nov. 2, 1958, Joyce and Richard C. Morris were married in Tyner, Ind. Joyce raised her children while working alongside her spouse in the family-owned business. Hardworking, she kept the books and managed the office, first at Morris Motors and Carwash to the present Gold Coast Motors. After helping her family to become happy and secure adults, Joyce gave her maternal love and skills to her grandchildren. She experienced pure joy in spending time with them and participating in their activities. For the past 17 years, “Grandma” has beamed with the pride, joy and love in having Kara, Rick, Sam, Matt, Holly, Emily, Sydney and Grace. Joyce had great respect and love for her daughters-in-law, Monica, Lynn and Paula, enjoying a special relationship with each. This past year, Joyce became a member of the Koontz Lake Missionary Church, Walkerton, Ind. The spirit of God, the strength of the ministry and the love of the congregation served to strengthen her faith and offered her great comfort. Among her favorite hobbies were decorating cakes for family and friends and collecting photos of her family. She was also an avid reader and a firm supporter of the Plymouth Public Library. Joyce is survived by her husband, Richard and her three sons and their wives: Michael and Paula Morris, James and Monica Morris and Joseph and Lynn Morris. A daughter, Julie Morris, eight grandchildren, a brother, Joseph William Erickson and many nieces and nephews survive as well. She was preceded in death by her parents, her aunt and uncle, Alvin and Hulda Holm, a sister, Mary Ann Allen, and a nephew, William G. Erickson. Family services were held on Monday, July 9, 2001. Entombment was in New Oakhill Cemetery. Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial gifts in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Koontz Lake Missionary Church of Walkerton, Ind., to Friends of the Library, Plymouth or to the Marshall County Hospice.