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Joyce N. Brewer

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Joyce N. Brewer, 64, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. She was born on February 25, 1953 in Franklinville, NJ, and was a daughter of the late Chalkley Porch, Sr. and Helen (Yeager) Porch.

Joyce graduated from Delsea Regional High School in Franklinville and was a loving homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Kirk N. Brewer, two daughters; Joyce M. Bernabe and Michelle L. McNulty, both of Carlisle, one brother Chalkley Porch, Jr., six sisters; Elizabeth Mattson, Miriam Metzger, Mary Ann Larson, Joan Dare, Diane Forson, and Bonnie Miller, five grandchildren; Gwendolyn Strom, Rhiannon Enright, Logan Eckman, Todd Searer, Jr., and Mallory McNulty, and many nieces and nephews. She was formerly married to the late Vincent Bernabe, Jr. and predeceased by one daughter, Melinda Eckman, and one sister, Helen Jacobs.

Joyce was happiest when she was gardening, watching movies on the Hallmark channel, talking with her church group at Middlesex United Methodist Church in Carlisle, and spending time with her loving family and cherishing husband. Her garden, like her, was wonderful and happy, and it was a beautiful expression of her caring spirit. A bright, generous, and lovely person, Joyce Brewer was a shining light to any she met. There are no words to express our deep sorrow at her passing. She is now tending the most beautiful garden in Heaven, and here on Earth she will be greatly missed.

Services and burial will be private.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.  www.Since1853.com.


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Kirk I'm so sorry for your loss. May god carry you thru this sad time. You and your family is in my prayers. ��

Jill McDonald.

We love you and miss you, Grandma. My words in the obituary weren't enough to describe how much you touched our hearts.

Rhiannon Enright

Kirk, we went to grade school together and it saddens me to read about a woman I never knew yet was so clearly loved. My deepest condolence go out to you and your family.

Petrine E Bronson
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I was a childhood friend of Joy's. Joyce was always helping with scouts and us girls. She will be missed. May happy memories bring you comfort.
Beth Rosevear Grove

Our lives crossed for a short time at Trinity UM Church. She left an impression on my heart as did some of the family. Prayers to you all and so sorry for your loss.
Lorraine Metzher
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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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