Joyce M. Sullivan


Joyce M. Sullivan, 91, of Washington, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
Joyce was born May 8, 1927, the daughter of the late John C. Cleveland and Myrtle (Canary) Cleveland.
Joyce was a 1944 graduate of Washington High School and was a member of First Baptist Church. Joyce was employed with B&O railroad for 27 years then with Westfield Insurance Co. in Jeffersonville. She then worked as a realtor for two years before retiring from NWSC Crane in 1989. Joyce enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family.
Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Sullivan, whom she was wed to on April 15, 1956; and sister-in-law Mary Margret Sullivan.
Survivors include a son, Keith Sullivan of New Albany; two grandchildren, Jessi Omer (Brian) and Alex Nicholson; and a great-grandson, Chase Reed.
There will be a service Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at noon in Gill Funeral Chapel, 308 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501, with Pastor Tim Baxter officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., also in Gill Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery. You may leave an online condolence at
Published on February 6, 2019
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3 posts

Julie Brown
Mar 04, 2019
What a true lady Beautiful on the inside and on the outside.
Mike Fitzsimmons
Feb 08, 2019
I never met Joyce but spoke about her wuth her son Keith. I can tell from the time I've known Keith that Joyce did a superb job in raising her son. Moms are very special in our lives and may she rest in peace with the Lord. I just wanted to let the family know my thoughts and prayers are with them.
Joe Potts
Feb 07, 2019
Joyce and John were both very caring and friendly people. Mary Margaret lived across the street from me so I saw Joyce and John since my childhood. They treated me with respect beyond my years. Rest in eternal peace Joyce. Now you are with John L once again!