Joyce Lucille Kidwell

Born: Fri., May 6, 1932
Died: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 07, 2017
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Aug. 08, 2017
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home

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Joyce Lucille Kidwell, 85, of Frederick, MD passed away on August 2, 2017, daughter of the late James D. and Ann C. Drain and loving wife of the late Charles "Doc" Kidwell. A diligently hard worker, Joyce retired from Holiday Tyler Printing, GAU Local 285, Homewood Retirement Center, and Way Station Inc. She is fondly remembered for her compassionate heart- there was not a person or animal in need that she did not help. Joyce met all with open arms; she had no acquaintances in her life, but rather every person became an instant friend. Her feisty spirit and unyielding honesty was unmatched and her strength throughout the many hurdles in her life continues to inspire all who knew her.  

Dearly loved and survived by her five children; Jillian Miles of Frederick, MD, Rick Miles (Doris) of Germantown, MD, Brian Miles (Peggy) of Rockville, MD, Katrina "Dubie" Wright (Ronnie) of Frederick, MD, and Kimberley Webb (David) of Frederick, MD. Also survived by three stepchildren, Mary McKinnon (Eddie) of Pennsylvania, Michael Kidwell (Joyce) of Georgia, and Margie Kidwell of Germantown, MD, as well as 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Gloria Graves of Olney, MD. She also leaves behind a cousin by blood, sister by choice Dolly Rau of Mt. Airy, MD. Predeceased by her son, Keith A. Miles and two great-grandchildren Maria and Jonah Wolford.
Lastly, survived by Maddie- her companion and four-legged Protector Pit that she spoiled every day who will remain in the family.

Relatives and friends may visit on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11am. Interment will follow the service at Parklawn Cemetery in Rockville, MD. Donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD 21701 ( or to ASPCA (

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Alice & Bill Calloway
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
Thinking of you in these difficult times, you will be in our hearts and thoughts.

Alice & Bill

Jo Ann Kisner
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
I am heart broken. Joyce was a wonderful, strong and loving woman. She would never let anyone go with out a place to lay their head or food to eat. She touched the hearts of everyone she knew. Momma Joyce you will be missed and will always be in our hearts.
I love you and miss you. Now dance with Doc on the clouds.

Jackson Family
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8

Chinasa M. Ifeajekwu
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
May the soul of Joyce Lucille Kidwell through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace. Dubie my dear friend. Take heart in reading 2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
We should remember that mom truly fought a good fight and she kept her faith in the Lord.
Adieu Mom.

Friends and Co-Workers at TMAM
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
All of us want to express our condolences to Kim and Brittany on the loss of their Mom and Grandmother. We know she was a very special lady because she helped make Kim and Brittany the wonderful women they are today. We send our sympathies to the entire family.

Celeste Dorsey
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
My heart aches ... shattered ... I know in time will mend.
Miss Joyce and my mother were two extraordinary women ... strong ... resilient ... loving ... compassionate ... honorable ... humorous ...

Always stylish, always authentic, always inspiring!

I love her dearly ... my love to the family ... peace!

Donna Brad & Nicholas Baker
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017
Dubie and family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Phyllis Delahoussaye
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017
My sweet Dubie and family,
Your mom was a wonderful woman she now has her wings in heaven and is soaring with the angles. I love you Dubie and my prayers are with you and your family.

Julie Adams and Bob Freese
   Posted Sat August 05, 2017
To Kim my best friend and my second family.
My heart is broken. Mom always had a hug and kiss and always said where are you girls going. She treated me as if I were one of her own and that was my greatest gift I could have ask'ed for . I know she is looking down on all of us with a warm smile and Dad on her arm.
I will forever miss her and I will carry her in my heart always.

charlie Adamson
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Sorry to all the family. I worked with this wonderful lady for over 40 years, at holiday tyler& the union. How wonderful life was with Joyce in the world.

Sherrie Clark
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Jill and family,
Your mother was a HOTMESS! I loved the times I got to talk with her and pray with her. I loved the stories Jill would share we me on our way to work and back home. She truly was and still is a beautiful lady and mother. Your mom put up a good fight that's for sure! Now mom is healed and singing praises to her Savior Lord Jesus and walking the roads of gold with Him and her husband. Jill, I love you dearly and if you need me your know where I work. LOL

Love you all and God Bless!

Weldon Wheeler
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Ann, Weldon Wheeler and Family.

Our deepest condolences to a beautiful lady that will always be missed and loved. Too the family, God blesssed you with a wonderful woman with a heart as big as the moon. I loved her and will miss her Forever. Always, Ann, Weldon and family

Frank Ymbert and Kathy Stotelmyer
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
My Dear Kim and family. I want to express my deepest sympathy for your mom passing away. She was a woman with a beautiful spirit and a loving and caring air about her. Every time I was around her. If it was her birthday, Thanksgiving day, or any day for that matter.We always had great conversation, she always had a warm way of making me feel so part of her life and her families. Always leaving me with a smile and feeling wanted. From what I know she had a way about her to do that to alot of people. So the last time I saw her we said we would pray for one another and to always have the Good Lord always in our hearts. So everyone please rejoice, smile and be happy to know the Good Lord has blessed her with a wonderful life.

Michaelann Day
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Dubie and family,

So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Gina Clementson
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
I'm so distraught I just found out about this I didn't know. She was a grandmother to me. A wonderful woman who will be truly missed. I love you Nanny. My deepest condolences to Jill, Rick, Brian, Dubie,Kim, Mary, Michael and Margie.

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