In loving memory of

DeLee Hannigan Joslyn
March 10, 1946 - June 24, 2020

DeLee Joslyn, age 74, went home peacefully to be with her Lord to the sounds of her favorite Irish lullaby on June 24, 2020 with family by her side in Ocala, FL. "Dee" was born in Chicago, IL on March 10, 1946 and spent her childhood there. She met her husband, Mitchell, of 33 years in Daytona Beach, Florida while working in the building next to his. Dee wore many different occupational hats until she found her true calling in home health care. She lived a life of caring and giving to others through her work by becoming a Home Health Hospice caregiver in her forties. She loved being a special part of her terminally ill patients lives. It is only fitting that in her final days Dee received that same Hospice care to aid her in her final journey to meet her beloved pets on the rainbow bridge. Dee was proud of her Irish heritage and passionate about her unwavering faith in Jesus. She loved playing her role as Grandma DD to her two grandchildren, Layne and Gage and great granddaughter, Piper. Dee was famous for making stained glass pieces and homemade cards with an amazing personal touch for her family, friends and fellow members of River Life Church in Dunnellon, FL. She was a strong and determined woman who would not succumb to the pain of her many illnesses throughout her life. DeLee lived in many different places across the United States from California to Florida and even a few years in Germany but she loved the mountains of North Carolina most of all. Dee loved spending time in the outdoors hiking, canoeing and exploring with her husband, the love of her life, Mitch and their many many dogs. DeLee's lighthearted beautiful soul touched so many in her life through her work and her church. The world lost a dear friend but gained an angel to watch over them. Dee will be deeply missed every single day but knowing that her extreme physical pain is no more will allow all of those who were touched by her find peace in Dee's eternal shining light. Dee will be remembered for her unconditional love, her gentle spirit, her inner strength and her vast story telling of hers and her family's many life's adventures. DeLee was preceded in death by her Father, Edward James Hannigan, Mother, Florence (Kratochvil) Hannigan, her Sister, Lynne (Hannigan) Karp, Brother, James Edward Hannigan and her beloved Son, Erik Daniel Lain. DeLee is survived by her loving Husband, Mitchell James Joslyn and Step-Son, Jason Lee Joslyn. Also by her Daughter, Mara Lynne Lain Leary, Son-in-law, Thomas Jefferson Leary, Granddaughter, Layne DeLee Leary, Grandson, Gage Quinlan Leary and Great Granddaughter, Piper Quinlan Leary.

A celebration of Dee's life will be held at River Life Church in Dunnellon, FL. Date and time to be announced

Contributions in honor of DeLee's memory may be made to Hospice of Marion County at or the American Heart Association at


Marycamilla O Flaherty wrote on Jul 7, 2020:

"We never met you asked me to be your friend on Facebook because you liked the .messages I sent to Barbie.I live in Dublin Ireland. and you !oved the photos I put up of Ireland.Will miss peace.Marycamilla"

Paula & Terry McBride wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"From the time Mitch and DeLee met, she became a part of our lives. She was one of the toughest and strongest persons I have ever known. Despite all the ups and downs and hard times she kept her head and faith held high. She loved her family and Mitch with all her heart. Dee will be dearly missed , she was a good friend and I always looked forward to her uplifting texts, and chats we would have, but comfort can be found knowing she is no longer in pain and will forever be looking after us from above. Till we meet again so long for now, you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. "

Layneybug wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"I miss you and I love you so much Gramma DD ? xoxo Layneybug ~God?s Garden~ God looked around his garden And He found an empty place. And then He looked down upon the earth, And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest. God?s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew that you were in pain, He knew you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were getting hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered ?Peace be thine.? It broke our hearts to lose you. But you didn?t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. ~Unknown~"

Elizabeth Lain wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"Ma, you will be deeply missed. Your grandchildren and I loved you very much and will cherish all the memories... Now you and Erik are together.. Rest in peace ??"

Barbara ( Barbie) Lain Carroll wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"We loved this kind, caring, thoughtful And sweet lady . We met in 1965 and my daughters called her Aunt DeLee all their lives. She was very loving and adored all her pets from cats to dogs to her horse Jericho , but more than anything else she loved Jesus and her precious earthly family. She was a beloved friend and I always admired her and her eagerness to learn a new art! I will miss having her on the other end of the phone line, calling me ? Sissy? and being sure of her deep love for people lucky enough to be in her life. "