JOYCE LUCAS DiRICO, 75, of Circle Drive, Pembroke, departed this life Monday evening, December 12, 2016 at her home. Born in Pembroke on April 6, 1941, she was a daughter of the late W Coburn and Lorene Reese Lucas. Joyce was proud to be a charter member of Calvary Christian Church in Pembroke where she used her talents for the good of the people and her God. She attended New River Community College in Dublin, was in food management at Mt Lake Hotel, provided catering services, was the town reporter for The Virginian Leader, worked at Eastern Elementary School, and was proud of her service as a member of the Pembroke Town Council for over twenty years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Anthony DiRico, Sr. and her son Christopher DiRico.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law William Anthony, Jr. and Teri DiRico of Augusta, GA; her daughter Sally Dee DiRico of Christiansburg; her grandchildren Tyler DiRico, Kaleb DiRico (Mollie), Justin DiRico (Hannah), and Keela Dee Dooley; her beloved sister and brother-in-law Judy and Albert Gillispie of Pembroke; her special niece Milicent Dye (Travis) of Pembroke; and a great-nephew Lucas Stevers of Pembroke; and all of her special church family friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 noon in Calvary Christian Church Pembroke with Pastors David Kessinger and Jason Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St in Pembroke, Thursday evening from 6 until 8 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made in Joyce’s memory to Calvary Christian Church, 622 Castle Rock Drive, Pembroke, VA 24136. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.