Christy Lynn Miller Joyce

Christy Miller Joyce, 52, died peacefully at her home in Lawrence, Kansas, on May 27, 2020. She was raised in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Harry Miller and Deanna Miller Drake, nee Williford, and she was a longtime resident of Johnson County, Kansas.

She is survived by her father and her step mother, Pat Miller, of Lawrence, by her two siblings, David Miller and Lydia Miller, and by many, many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She studied literature at the University of Kansas and received a degree from Johnson County Community College School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts. Christy raised and loved three sweet Yorkies, Rudy, Jack and Nikki, she was a passionate Chiefs, Jayhawks and Royals fan, and above all, she loved to cook and host, surrounded by friends, family, snorts of laughter and fun.

During their marriage, she and ex-husband Gareth Joyce traveled widely and enjoyed life in the company of many friends.

Because of current public health concerns, no services are planned at this time. A joyful celebration of life is planned for a time next year close to her birthday, May 22. An announcement will be posted on her legacy Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers or other memorials, the family recommends donations to DCCC First Step at Lake View, Lawrence, Kansas (, or Heartland Community Health Center, Lawrence, Kansas (