Joyce Christian

October 28, 1930 - March 6, 2010
Joyce Christian


Joyce A. Christian 79, of Wilmington beloved wife of Charles Christian died Saturday, March 6, 2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on their 59th Wedding Anniversary.

Joyce was born October 28, 1930 in Camden, NJ the daughter of the late Ernest and Lena Bloom Minka. A graduate of the Monmouth Hospital Nursing School in 1951 she went on to nursing at Muhlenburg hospital and Lyons VA Hospital for 31 years before retiring. Joyce and Charles made their home in Basking Ridge, NJ and Bay Head, NJ before enjoying retirement in Kiawah Island, SC then moving to Wilmington in 2004. She was predeceased in death by a son William Christian.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Robert Christian and wife Susan of Newtown, PA, Thomas Christian of Greenville, SC. and Linda Seitz and husband Tim of Fort Mill, SC. , two wonderful grandchildren Doug and Erin Christian.

Services will be private.

The family request memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association 1701 N. Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311. or call 1.800. DIABETES.

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  • March 08, 2010
    Ginger Parrish says:
    I am thinking about you all. I hope your dad will be ok. Love, Ginger

  • March 08, 2010
    Sharon Seitz says:
    I send my deep sympathy. Joyce always seemed full of life to me. I could see how deeply she cared for all her family members. The Christmas gifts that you sent to my parents each year were always a source of anticipatiion and wonderment as my parents were surprised by the novel and wonderful things that you chose. They enjoyed the treats immensely. May time help to heal your sadness over the loss of Joyce.

  • March 09, 2010
    Gene and Mary McDonald says:
    Dear Charlie and Children, Mary and I want to offer our sincerest Sympathy and Condolences on the loss of Joyce. Love, Mary and Gene McDonald

  • March 09, 2010
    Kendra Cribb says:
    I knew Mrs. Christian for about 2 years. Mr. and Mrs. Christian were a pair of my favorite patients. She was always so sweet. She was a great woman! She will be missed a great deal! I am so sorry for you Mr. Christian!!! I will keep ya'll in my prayers!

  • March 10, 2010
    Tom Drum says:
    Linda: Our condolences go out to you and your family. Over the years, whenever I was around your mom, she was very kind and giving. These times are always tough, but we always seem to make it through them with faith. If you need anything, let us know. Tom and Alicia