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Ann Joyce (Lineberger) Campbell of Epping, N.H., passed away on April 7, 2016 in the arms of family. Joyce, as she was most commonly known, was a strong woman, devoted mother to four children and four grandchildren of whom she was always expressively proud.

Born in Belmont, N.C. on July 9, 1933, she was daughter of the late Jesse Pinkney Lineberger and Bailey (Piner) Lineberger.

She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1951 and Sacred Heart College in 1953 with her B.S. and certification as a medical technologist.

Joyce fell in love with James Lee Campbell, an airman in the United States Air Force, eloped and was married in Folkston, Ga. on March 31, 1956.

Her life as an Air Force wife and working mother of 4 children, took her from Florida, Germany, Texas then eventually to Lebanon, N.H. She had worked in the laboratories of the many hospitals from Texas to New England. When her husband left the Air Force they settled in Exeter, N.H. and then eventually in Haverhill, where she lived for 41 years.

Following the death of her husband, she finished raising her four children, while working at the Bon Secours Hospital and Hale Hospital as a medical technologist. Joyce retired from the Hale Hospital and eventually settled in Epping, N.H. where she found community and friendship.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband, James Lee Campbell, Sr. in 1977 and daughter, Julia Lynne Campbell in 2004. Also preceding her in death were her sister, Rose Estridge and brothers, Charles and Marshall Lee Lineberger.

She is survived by a sister, Darcus Cody of Florida; daughters, Janine Callahan, son-in-law, Michael of Connecticut and Jennifer Debrosse and son-in-law, Maurice of Massachusetts. Joyce will also be missed by surviving grandchildren, Sara and Jonathan Campbell of Colorado and Andrew Callahan of Pennsylvania as well as Julia Callahan of Connecticut.

Her son, the late James Lee Campbell, Jr., MD, FAAD died suddenly within days of her passing and will also be greatly missed by a large circle of family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s name to the James L. Campbell “Making Big Change” Fund, 784 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820.

Services will be private, and are under the direction of Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Road, Rt. 4, Lee, NH 03861. To sign our online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com.
Published on  April 15, 2016
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