Alice Joyce (Seawell) Scardiglia

Died: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Location: Oak Ridge Cemetery

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Joyce Seawell Scardiglia died peacefully on November 13, 2017 in her home at Carolina Meadows Retirement Community, Chapel Hill, NC, surrounded by loving friends and family.  Joyce was born in St. Pauls, NC in 1933, and continued to live there until she entered Mars Hill College to begin her study of Classical organ performance and choral conducting.  She graduated from Mars Hill College in 1953, followed by a BSM degree from the School of Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  In later years, after raising a large family, she earned a BA in music from Georgia State University in preparation for her special study of Music Therapy at Hahnamann University in Philadelphia, PA.  Upon completing the MT degree, she used her music skills to address physical, emotional and spiritual needs of various populations, with an emphasis on hospice and end of life care.  Joyce and her deceased husband Frank Scardiglia, retired to Chapel Hill from Shaker Heights, Ohio in the year 2002.  Joyce and Frank belonged to the St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church Parrish in Chapel Hill.  Joyce is survived by five children:  Lynn Fogarty, Kingsland, GA, David Nichol, Gainesville, GA, Timothy Nichol, Palatka, FL, Peter Nichol, Holly Springs, MS, Hilary Nichol, Jefferson, GA and six grandchildren.  Helen Sharpe, a surviving sister, resides in Lumberton, NC.  A graveside memorial service will be held in Oak Ridge Cemetery, St. Pauls, NC on Friday November 17th, 2017 at 11AM. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

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Ethel Allen Vogel
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's death. My heart goes out to all of you. Ethel Allen Vogel

   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
To the families and loved ones of Mrs. Scardiglia, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promises at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So you can take great comfort in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will sustain and help support your families to endure. During this difficult time and in the months to follow. My deepest condolences to all of your loved ones.

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