Joyce Wender Harris, 89, an Atlanta native, passed away Jan. 3, 2021, from complications of COVID-19.
She married the love of her life Henry in 1953. An executive with Lockheed, he was transferred to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1976, and to Los Angeles in 1979. Joyce made good friends wherever she went, returning to her lifetime friends in Atlanta after Henry died. She worked in the cosmetics department of Wender & Roberts Drugs store for many years both before she left Atlanta and after she returned.
Joyce loved family and friends, animals, shopping and most of all, chocolate. She never missed a birthday or anniversary, always marking the event with a card.
She was predeceased by her parents Jennye and Julius Wender; brother Marvin Wender; and husband Henry Sear Harris.
She is survived by four children Jan (Allen Rabinowitz), Toby (Ronnie Shure), Amy (Edward Saunders) and Jess (Judi Harris); grandchildren Joseph Rabinowitz (fiancée Adrienne Bianchi), Leah Tyson, Julia Shure (Michael Stephen-McRae), Jaime Shure, Scott Saunders (fiancée Alicia Rogers), Daniel Saunders, Lauren and Aliza Harris; two great grandchildren Tyler Tyson and Kayley Israel; and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.
We thank the many patient and loving caregivers she has had over the years, especially those at Hammond Glen and recent caregivers assisting her during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The William Breman Jewish Home, Atlanta Humane Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.