Joyce Elaine Ward Caffee

January 18, 1949 - January 14, 2022
Joyce Elaine Ward Caffee

Joyce Elaine Ward Caffee, age 72 of Leland went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, January 14, 2022, at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.

Joyce was born in Southport, NC on January 18, 1949, to the late James Duris Ward and Gertha Jennrette Ward. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Norman S. Ward, James H. Ward and Roger C. Ward.

Joyce grew up in Southport, NC and graduated from Southport High School where she was a fierce basketball player. She was member of Southport Baptist Church and now, a current member of First Baptist of Wilmington.

Joyce retired from the Brunswick County School System with 30 years of service. During that time, she touched so many with her loving and caring nature. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Billy R. Caffee; daughter, Candace Caffee Wolff, and fiancé Neil Smith of Wilmington; son, Ray Caffee and wife, Brittany; brother, Charlie E. Ward; and sister, Omega A. Harrison; four grandchildren, Garrett Wolff, Beckett Caffee, Wyatt Caffee, and Merritt Caffee; and other extended family members including many nieces, nephews, cousins, and longtime friends. Also, she leaves behind her best friend of 68 years, Brenda Crisco from Southport.

Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, January 19th at First Baptist Church on 5th and Market Street in Wilmington. Visitation with family will be 1-hour prior to the Memorial Service at the church.

Joyce loved flowers and they are welcomed, but in lieu of flowers, the family would love for you to donate in her memory to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center or donate blood to the American Red Cross.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099

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  • January 17, 2022
    Brenda Smith says:
    In the short time that I’ve known Joyce I saw a wonderful and kind lady. She loved her family immensely. She adored all of her grandchildren. She was sweet and kind to all. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. She’s in the loving arms of angels now looking down and keeping a watchful eye on her family and many friends. She set a fine example for all that were blessed to know her. ❤️❤️❤️

  • January 17, 2022
    Monique Hroncich says:
    Sending tons of prayers, love and healing light to the entire Caffee family. I always enjoyed see Mrs. Joyce crushing crab legs and doting on her children.

  • January 17, 2022
    Sean Skutnik says:
    My condolences to everyone. I’m grateful to have had a chance to meet such a fine person. Rest In Peace Joyce

  • January 17, 2022
    Cheryl Price Miller lit a candle:
    Lit since January 17, 2022 at 1:38:44 AM

  • January 17, 2022
    Deborah Chadwick says:
    So sorry for the Caffee Family. Joyce always made everyone smile. She has brightened up Heaven.