Mary Joyce Jones Enderby, 86, of Spartanburg, SC and Edwardsburg, MI, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg, SC. Born August 28, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, Mary Joyce was the daughter of the late David Leonard Jones, Jr. and Belbina (Nelson) Jones. Her husband, Bernard Lynn Enderby, predeceased her in 2012.
Mary Joyce was a graduate of Annunciation High School, Detroit, Marygrove College (BA), and Wayne State University (MA, Interior Design). She and Lynn were married in Detroit in 1955. They were proud parishioners of Precious Blood Parish and then Gesu Parish, both in Detroit.
In 1970, the family moved to Birmingham and joined Holy Name Parish. All four children attended Catholic grade school and graduated from Marian & Brother Rice High Schools in Bloomfield Hills. Mary Joyce devoted her time to her children and volunteering at the school and church. After her youngest child started elementary school, she earned her master degree in Interior Design.
For many years, Mary Joyce worked as a designer for Pierson Interiors in Detroit and Birmingham; then, in later years, had her own interior design consulting business and taught graduate classes at Wayne State. Mary Joyce loved her work - but the best part, she said, was working with her clients. She adored finding just the right piece of furniture or wallpaper - especially for her family, who continued to use her incredible talent even after she retired.
Mary Joyce and Lynn moved from Birmingham to Philadelphia where they lived in Society Hill. Mary Joyce loved Philadelphia's vibrant, urban environment and landed a coveted role as a docent at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Upon full retirement, Mary Joyce and Lynn moved to Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, to relax, enjoy the warm weather, and play a lot of golf. As residents and members of Carolina Country Club, they made many friends, enjoyed numerous dinner parties, countless rounds of golf, and lunches at the grill. Mary Joyce joined a book club and remained active in the arts community in the Greenville/Spartanburg area. More recently, after Lynn's death, Mary Joyce split her time in Spartanburg and Edwardsburg, Michigan (affectionately known to her family as "Eagle Lake").
Mary Joyce loved museums, the NYT crossword puzzle, all things British, reading, sitting by the ocean, and rearranging her children's furniture whenever she visited them.
Mary Joyce is survived by her loving children: David (Erin) Enderby of Oxford, MI, Elizabeth (Larry) Westfall, of Edwardsburg, MI, Peggy (Jon) Farmer, of Villa Rica, GA, and Nancy Enderby of Kensington, MD; her grandchildren: David (Krysta) Westfall, Brian (Suzanne) Garrison, Peter (Maddy) Westfall, Michael Garrison, Benjamin Enderby, Lucy Watkins, Henry Watkins, and Ellie Watkins; her great-grandchildren: Chase Garrison, Cole Garrison, and Amelia Westfall; Benjamin's mother, Jill Enderby; her sister, Julianne (Ed) Doubet; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and more friends than anyone can count.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 12:00 Noon at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 161 N. Dean St, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mary Joyce's name to St. Paul the Apostle church or Mobile Meals of Spartanburg.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel