Joyce A. Warner

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 December 2020 at 4:22 pm

ALBION – Joyce A. Warner, 80, died December 16, 2020 in Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born June 12, 1940 in Elba to Damon and Dorothy (Warren) Swabb and was a life-long resident of this area.

Joyce was a person who had a tough exterior but a heart of gold. She enjoyed reading, cooking, crocheting, and took pride in being a single mother of three boys. She was the person who was always the one to take care of the family, a giving person and always willing to help. She loved her grandchildren dearly and will be remembered for “…telling it like it is.”

Ms. Warner was predeceased by her  son, Terry Preedom; her brothers, Damon Swabb and Bob Swabb; and sister, Ella Jean Weir.

She is survived by sons, Gregory (Judy) Preedom of Waterport and John (Maria) Preedom of TX; a brother, John (Jean) Swabb of Barre; as well as 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Maplelawn Cemetery-Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY, 14411.

Joyce’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of Joyce, please visit