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Joyce P. Ireland, 91, of Lusby died Nov. 25, 2012, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.

She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to the late Homer Pullen and Florence Parlier Pullen.

She had a career as an outstanding administrative assistant for Patuxent River Naval Air Station and was well known to many in the Southern Maryland area. She was a very active member at Olivet United Methodist Church. She served on the church board and was the sexton in charge of the church cemetery for numerous years. She was also an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Ireland; parents; brother; and five sisters.

She is survived by her niece, Gail Dove of Lusby; great-nephew, Kevin Dove of Lusby; and many nieces and nephews in Texas, Virginia and elsewhere.

Services and interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olivet United Methodist Church, 13570 Olivet Road, Lusby, MD 20657.

Arrangements are being provided Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby.