Monday, July 18, 2011

Sad News


We recently found out that longtime blog community member Joyce Nicodemus, also known as JoyN, passed away on April 29, 2011. JoyN has been a part of the community here since the early AOL days. While we knew that she had health struggles, I think we all just figured she was taking some time off before the start of the Big Brother season.

We will all miss her contributions here in the comments on the blog -- she really loved her television shows and was never timid in her opinions! Friendly to all, welcoming to new folks aboard ... that was JoyN.

My deepest sympathies and condolences to her family and friends.

My morning feeds report will be a bit late today, please check back.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jackie, for your tribute to JoyN. I think many of us were saddened and shocked to hear of her passing. She was one of us and we all spent have a lot of good times here with you Jackie through the years. Sizzie

Donna in AL said...

This is so sad and such a shock. She was a part of our blog family and I will miss her comments. Thank you Jackie for posting the news. My heart felt condolences go out to her family.

My WV is "pain gsts." Seems fitting for this.

meb said...

So saddened to hear about JoyN Jackie. She was so supportive of me when I was sick and I feel sad that I wasn't aware of her illness. She was fun to banter with here and always commented how she couldn't wait for BB to start.

Prayers being said for her family.

JOEY said...

so sorry to hear about joyn, alway had a smart or witty post.
my condolences to her family as well. she will be greatly miss.
thank you jackie for keeping us inform of such a great loss to this blogs
joey

Joe in NY said...

I am soooo sorry. JoyN was always one of my favorites here. I hope she is at peace and that her family can find peace.

lynn1 said...

So very sorry to hear about JoyN. She was always adding to fun with her witty comments.
She had already been missed by lots of us even before we got the sad news.
Condolences to her family.
Jackie,thanks for letting us know.

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you for letting us know about JoyN. She was such a sweet and caring person with a wonderful sense of humor and a way with words. My sympathies go out to her family and friends. Fly with the angels, Joy. You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

So sad to read this.....
JoyN was one of those whose comments were always fun to read. She spoke her mind but was careful not to offend other bloggers.
We will miss her. Prayers to her family for healing.

Nana in the NW

Anonymous said...

you know Jackie I was wandering about her i hadn't seen her post for a while even befor BB started. may she rest in peace. I always enjoyed talking with her on the bb blog i just went back to your archives and read some of her comments they always made me smile.
RIP JoyN
thanks for letting us know
Karen in Salem Oregon

Laurie said...

I join the others in sharing my sadness over the loss of Joyce. She was a good addition to this mix of people and certainly added her own thoughts on a regular basis.

My sympathies are with her family, who we know she loved, and her friends who must be missing her presence in their lives.

She's one of our angels now ...

Saly said...

Such sad news. JoyN's comments were always fun to read. My sympathies go out to her family and loved ones.

RBennie said...

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Joyce's passing. I always enjoyed her comments. My prayers go out to her family. Rest in peace Joyce. You will be missed.

Margo said...

What a wonderful tribute! I too will miss JoyN's sassy comments.

Margo

ORKMommy said...

The place just won't be the same without JoyN. My heart goes out to the ones she left behind. I hope she's finally found peace.

ML said...

I am so sorry to hear about JoyN. Though I have not been here as long as others on this blog I always liked responding to her comments. When I typed her name I would always say 'join', as her comments always inspired me to join the conversation, not just on BB, but the Bachelor/Bachelorette and others. I will miss her spunk.
ML

monty924 said...

I'm so sad to be seeing this. I always loved Joyn's take on our favorite shows. RIP Joyn - you are loved and missed. Peace to her family.

Dr_Celine said...

This was sad news. I had no idea she was even sick. She will be missed.

ChicMc said...

Indeed sad news, as already demonstrated by people asking about her whereabouts in previous blogs, her presence and comments were and will continue to be missed.

Condolences to her family.

Jennasmom said...

Such a shock to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will definitely be missed.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. I have always enjoyed reading her comments. May she rest in peace and I will be praying for God's healing for her family.

Caraleigh

RJM in SC said...

It was a shock to hear of the passing of JoyN. I always enjoyed her comments and felt we were all like a family on here, so it is with my deepest sympathy I send condolences to her family and other blog freinds from Jackies Place.

Sydney said...

Hi Everyone,
I am still very sad, after knowing about this for a week now. It's an issue that's unique to this community. We all get to know each other and come to care -- even if we root for different teams or have differences of opinions. And then suddenly, we don't hear from someone who is a regular, but have little recourse to follow up.

I was glad to learn that her passing was swift and peaceful, with her husband by her side.

Jackie, what you've created here is special, and one that I know gave JoyN a lot. And she gave us a lot too. I will miss her comments, and will miss her.