Joyce Ellen Campbell

Joyce Ellen Campbell
May 29, 1955 – March 18, 2017

Joyce Campbell, 61, of Bryan, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Bryan. A visitation will begin at 2:30 pm, on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the funeral home with her memorial service beginning at 3 pm in the chapel. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan-College Station.

Joyce Ellen Campbell, 61, of Bryan, Texas, died unexpectedly on Saturday March 18, 2017. She was born in Weston, Massachusetts on May 29, 1955, moved to Connecticut in 1965 and then to Bryan, Texas in 2006. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology in 1978 from University of Connecticut. She has spent her entire career of 38 years serving as a lab technician at various hospitals in Connecticut and Texas. She was last employed by the College Station Medical Center, where she continuously strived to be a team player, work extra hours to ensure adequate coverage of lab personnel, was lovingly known as “Noodle” to her co-workers and received honors such as Employee of the Month. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family including her three children, four grandkids, and her pets, as well as her colleagues at the College Station Medical Center.

She is predeceased by her parents, Jean and David Campbell. She is survived by her three children, Jessica Frazier and her husband Ron, Jeremy Oberg, and Karen Derr and her husband, John; four grandchildren, Angelina Ortiz, Arianna Ortiz, Hannah Derr and Ryan Frazier; four siblings, Scott Campbell and his wife Barbara, Bruce Campbell and his wife Linda, Holly Dodge and her husband Joseph, and Neil Campbell and his husband, Fred Estrella; numerous nieces and nephews; and her four cocker spaniels and three goats.

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  1. My heart hurts for you because Joyce is gone. I was always jealous of her beautiful hair, and I loved her beautiful smile! She will never be forgotten. I send prayers for God to give you comfort and peace during this sad time.

  2. Joyce “Noodle”, was a non-forgetable coworker. When coming to my department, she would bring stories of previous adventures, goats and share chocolate. She would go back to her department leaving smiles on our faces. I am blessed to have worked with her.

  3. Noodle was the first one to offer me a place to live, when my life was falling apart. She offered me kindness and friendship during a time I was on rocky ground in many places in life. I enjoyed hanging with her, her dogs, and the goats she was raising. I hold many memories, and now cherish them even more. Rest easy, my friend, you will be missed.

  4. This is the best explanation of why Joyce touched so many lives- shared from a friend’s post on Facebook:
    “She was a coworker first, running blood bank in the evening shift…but then she became my friend and roommate. She gave me a room when my world was fractured, and gave me advice when it was desperately needed. Many evenings of sitting around, playing with her goats, chatting about work and life. I’m sure I drove her nuts, we were such different backgrounds, but the year I was with her, was one that I remember often. She was amazing, and played it down so much. She just said she was human, that’s all anyone could expect, but she was always the first to lend a hand.”

    Peace be with you Joyce…thanks for the memories.

  5. Joyce you will be missed and I enjoyed working with you and the laughs we had and the talks . My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    RIP my friend .
    Kathy C.

  6. Some sweet things I remember about Joyce: She was a hard worker, doing any job that she saw needed to be done. She held my mother’s hand for hours and let Mom stroke on her. My mother had Alzheimer’s and craved physical touch. If she forgot to say thanks for something or felt she had been curt, she would come back to me to make it right. She comforted me when I had a bad lab result. She loved her children and especially her grandchildren. She is missed at College Station Medical Center lab.

  7. Joyce will always be remembered.She used to help even though it was not her department.She taught me a lot in blood bank.Thanks for her guidance.Condolences to the Campbell family.
    With respect.

  8. Miss Joyce,
    You have touched so many lives and hearts throughout your stay here on this Earth. You have been an inspiration to many and will be missed by all. Your dedication to our lab will never be forgotten, nor will your laugh and your smile. Often, we take advantage of your kindness and willingness to help whenever and wherever you can. I sincerely hope that I can be forgiven for asking you to work so many hours for us. I do know that you were appreciated in so many ways by so many others, and I hope that you can see you have always been appreciated by me. I could not have asked for a more dedicated employee! Thank you so much for being YOU, dear friend and employee…
    To Joyce’s family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing someone so wonderful and loving. Please know that my sincerest condolences accompany this message, and please be at peace.

    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Lena Alvis

  9. My deepest sympathies to you. Having moved here from Connecticut just before Joyce we became friends quickly. We shared many stories of life. I will miss her wit and words of advice. Sincerely,
    Valerie Mann

  10. Joyce u are being greatly missed in our lab it’s been a long sad week without you~ I sure do miss your Smiling and dancing on Tuesday’s until we meet again my friend Rest n Peace with the Angels
    Luv Viv

  11. Noodle really did a lot for many people. She was kind enough to watch our pets when we needed it; she would teach me new things in blood bank so I would have a better understanding; she would turn off that gosh awful annoying bell that would go off every time a tube down and then help receive the specimens; she really was a team player and had a big big heart. I loved that she loved her animals as much as I love mine – we shared that same love. She was a very great lady that I’m very happy to have met. I send my prayers and love to her family and I hope she is at peace.

    Noodle, you’ll be very much missed.

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