Joyce worked as a waitress, starting at the former Rhoades Spanish Tavern and retiring from Willow Valley. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Quarryville. Joyce enjoyed baking, reading and cross stitch.
She is survived by daughters: Jeannette Harnish of Lancaster; Joanne Gerrity of Hunlock Creek; Jessica Hassel of Quarryville and a son, James C. Sprout, II of Quarryville, along with eight grandchildren and two great granddaughters. Also surviving are siblings; Ernest England of Oxford, Roger R. England, Jr of Nottingham, Margaret Quillen of Paradise and Barbara Claflin of Pottstown.