Thomson- Joyce “Joy” Green Guillebeau, beloved wife of Ned Guillebeau, passed away peacefully in her sleep during the pre-dawn of April 5th, 2018, surrounded by family, at University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia. She was 91.
Joy was born in Birmingham, England September 30, 1926. She was called to duty the day after D-Day during World War II, and served as an armorer and pay master with the WRNS (Woman’s Royal Naval Service). Following the war, Joy earned a teaching certificate and taught students in a one-room school house in Totnes, Devon, England. In 1953, she traveled with friends to Canada and the U.S., ultimately finding her way to Thomson, Georgia and meeting Ned Guillebeau. A whirlwind romance blossomed and Ned proposed to her in only days and they were married September 13, 1953. They celebrated their 64th anniversary this past September.
She was predeceased by her father, Stanley H. Green; her mother, Elsie May Machin Green; brother, Paul Green; and sister, Patricia “Pat” Ann Davies – all of England and two nieces and one nephew of Georgia. Joy is survived by her husband, Ned; five children, Neil, Melissa, Jennifer, John and Sally; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by six nieces and nephews of England and four of the U.S.
In lieu of flowers if desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or your favorite cause, in honor of Joy.
Curtis Funeral Home of Thomson, Georgia, is handling arrangements. Everyone is welcome to visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Curtis Funeral Home.
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