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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 6 months ago

Obituary: Joyce Davis Bornack

Ms. Bornack, 76, an Air Force veteran, died Nov. 20, 2021.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Our hearts break as we announce the passing of Joyce Davis Bornack, age 76, on Nov. 20, 2021. She was surrounded by loving family as she gently went to heaven.

Joyce was born in Cypress Inn, Tennessee, on Sept. 2, 1945, to the late William and Mamie (Thrasher) Copeland, one of 11 children.

She bravely joined the Air Force to serve her country; and soon met her late husband, Joseph Ronald Davis. They enjoyed music and dancing together and completed their family with their daughter, Veronica. 

Joyce made a career for herself with Bell South Telephone Company as a Customer Service Representative.

She was fortunate to love twice in her life, and found her dear late husband, Herbert Bornack. They enjoyed traveling together both here and abroad; and loved to be on the water, boating with friends and family. 

Joyce loved life and those around her. There will never be another Joyce.

Thank you to all of you that loved her. She was a one-of-a-kind friend, mother, sister and grandma.

Joyce is survived by her loving daughter, Veronica Marquina (Carlos); stepchildren, Dawn Penuel, Bart Bornack and Herb Bornack Jr.; grandson, Steven Joseph Dykes; and step-grandchildren, Kimberly Penuel and Ryan Bornack.

Please join us in celebration of her Life from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 2021, at Dubsdread, 549 W. Par St., Orlando, Florida 32804, in their “Florida Room.”

In lieu of flowers, Joyce’s family invites you to make a donation in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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