Joyce Phillis (Gibson) Link. 1938-2021
After a courageous battle with cancer, Joyce Link left this world to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Hope House Hospice in Cape Coral Florida. One doctor described her as a “Warrior”.
She was born in McKeesport Pa. on Feb 7, 1938 to V. Blanche Phillis and Dene B. Phillis.
Joyce was an active member of Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, prior to that she belonged to the First United Methodist Church in Clairton, Pa.
She worked at Three Rivers Bank in Jefferson Hills for over 20 years and in 2001, retired to Florida. She was unable to sit idle, so she went to work in the Cape Coral Walmart for another 16 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jay F. Link.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Edward Dene Gibson and wife Debra of Jefferson Hills, three grandchildren, Justin Dene Gibson (Beth), Carly Lynne Coleman (Bobby) and Edward M. J. Gibson. Also surviving are eight great grandchildren, Thomas T.J. Wintermyer, Dylan Gibson, Anthony Kobelak, Micayla Kobelak, Cameron Gibson, Jordan Gibson, Declan Hanratty and Harvey Gibson.
She is also survived by sister Jene Phillis Walker (Bobby) of Richmond VA, many cousins, nieces and nephews, her close friends in the Ladybugs bible study group, as well as Keefe and Mona Morabito and Cheryl Scott who were always there at her side in both good times and her times of need.
She was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed cheering them on, so much so that on her final day on this earth she told her doctor that she might try out for the quarterback position.
She was a kind, loving, caring, and giving Christian woman who left her mark on many.
A memorial service is scheduled to be held Saturday October 16 at 10 AM at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church located at 4118 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral Fl.
A second memorial service will be held on Saturday October 23 at 11 AM at Elizabeth United Methodist Church at 317 S. 2nd Av in Elizabeth, Pa.
In lieu of floral donations, please consider making a donation to any local animal shelters.