Joyce May Whaley

Joyce May Whaley went to be with the Lord on Sunday January 3, 2021. She was 80 years old.


She peacefully passed away surrounded by her family after complications brought on by Covid.


Her passions in life were her faith in the Lord, family, friendships, her pet cats, and shopping which she affectionately called “junkin”. Everyone was always sure to get one crazy Christmas item. She was also a great cook and loved family gatherings.


If one had to describe Joyce in a word it would simply be love. She loved her family more than anything and was one of the most giving people you would ever know. She never stopped worrying about her children and always wanted to make sure everyone was ok.


She was born on June 20, 1940 in Washington DC where she lived till age 14. She then relocated to Edgewater, MD where the family owned and operated a marina off of the Chesapeake Bay. She briefly resided in Newport, RI before relocating to Sarasota, Florida in the early 1960’s.  


She earned a degree in nursing working in the field of general practice, raised a family as a homemaker, and later in life worked for Der Dutchman Restaurant for 26 years where she greatly enjoyed the camaraderie of her fellow associates that gave her a great sense of belonging.


She is survived by her sons Greg Bowes of Ormond Beach, FL, Weil King and Joseph King of Sarasota, FL, her grandsons Glen Trincia of Bradenton, FL and Joshua King of Sarasota, FL, sister Sue Owens of Edgewater, MD., and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased in life by her parents Floyd BresiluTimmerman and Marie Harriet Timmerman of Sarasota, FL, by her daughter Maria Trincia of Sarasota, FL, and Grandson Nick King of Sarasota, FL.


A small family ceremony will be planned.