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Joyce A. Cassell

May 31, 2021


Joyce A. Cassell, also known as “Bubbles” and “Nanu”, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed peacefully on May 31, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. 

Joyce was born in Abingdon, VA.; and attended school in Bristol, VA where she met her first and only love, her late husband Mack C. Cassell of 35 years.  She was also preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Elizabeth McVey; brothers Fred and Floyd McVey; daughter Lisa K. Cassell and son Samuel J. Cassell. 

Joyce had a great love for taking care of others and retired from Little Sisters of the Poor in 1994.  She was a matriarch of the family.  She loved reading, country music, especially Alan Jackson, and spending time with grandchildren, great grandchildren and family.  You could find Joyce regularly catching up on her favorite soap opera General Hospital, along with a few of her favorite TV/movie series, Twilight, Bridgerton and Downtown Abby to name a few.  Joyce enjoyed a life full of friendships that she adored.  She loved panda bears and enjoyed watching “Little Miracle” at the Smithsonian National Zoo on her IPad.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Tammy W. Cassell of North East, MD; Kathy J. Phipps of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Jessica A. Phipps and Holly Z. Phipps of Middletown, DE; Joshua C. Phipps of Newark, DE; Kyle C. Cassell and Carrie A. Krause of Elkton, MD; and great-grandchildren, Shelby Z. Phipps and Jaxson A. Phipps of Middletown, DE; Sophia L. Cassell and Paul T Krause Jr of Elkton, MD. She is also survived by 3 sisters, 2 brothers, many nieces, nephews and friends, in Virginia, Tennessee and Florida.

Memorial services will be privately held for the family of Joyce at a later date in Bristol, VA.

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