Margaret Joyce Thomas, 92, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at her home in Little River surrounded by her loving family.
Joyce was born on July 22, 1927, in Cary, N.C., a daughter of the late Cleveland Baxter and Calla Fuquay Smith.
She graduated from Cary High School. Joyce attended nurses training at Mary Elizabeth Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., and began her registered nursing career at Bowman Gray Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Joyce and her husband Harry owned and operated The Toggery Shoppe in North Myrtle Beach and the Joan Crosby Shop in Myrtle Beach for over forty years. She was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, the North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club and the Nurses Association.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Harry E. Thomas; son, Steve Thomas and wife Janet of Dunedin, Fla.; daughters, Sandy Logan and husband Al of Longs and Kim Humbles and husband Frank of Charleston; grandson, Grayson Thomas of Dunedin, Fla.; granddaughter, Madison Thomas of College Station, Texas; and her wonderful caregivers, Brenda Crawford and Angela Edge, who were like family.
A private service will be held for the family at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to McLeod Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care for their love and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 Sixth Ave S., North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582 or the North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club, P.O. Box 971, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
Friends may go to the McMillan-Small website (www.msfh.net) to send a condolence message to the Thomas family.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.