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Updated: 07/06/2014 02:54:01PM

Joyce Ann Connell

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Joyce Ann Connell, 62, of Arcadia, Fla., got the Ultimate Healing and went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Arcadia.

She was born April 5, 1952, in Arcadia, where she was a lifelong resident.

Joyce Ann was a homemaker who enjoyed shouting “Bingo!!”, and spending quality time with her family. Her greatest happiness was being with her grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as Grammy. Joyce Ann was a member of North Hillsborough Baptist Church.

Survivors are four sons, Michael Wayne Bunce, Leo Connell, Ruben Connell, and Dillan Connell, all of Arcadia; five daughters, Angela (Bill) Duckett, Melinda (William) Fennell, Christina Susan Utman, Kayla Alligood, all of Arcadia, and Nikki (Todd) Harrison, of Lake Placid, Fla.; one brother, Joe John Sutton, of Arcadia; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Joyce Ann is preceded in death by husbands Roger Utman (1990), and Gene Connell (2010); her parents, Benjamin Wayne Sullivan and Zoe Iris (nee Roan) Sutton; and two brothers.

Visitation will be conducted at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Tuesday July 8, 2014, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 No. Hillsborough Avenue, Arcadia, FL . Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. officiated by The Reverend Ellis Cross. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia, FL.

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