Joy Ronneay Leimer passed from her life on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was born on August 15, 1945, in Galveston to Alfred and Margaret Niemeyer. She remained a resident of Galveston, Texas all of her life.
Joy was preceded in death by her caring husband of 44 years, Ferdinand Leimer. She is survived by her son Ferdinand Leimer, IV of Galveston, TX, and daughter Jennifer Leimer of Houston, TX. Other family members include her brother Gerald (Jerry) Niemeyer and wife Patricia Niemeyer of Indian Wells, California, her sister-n-law Billie Niemeyer of Houston, TX, along with her devoted husband’s family, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joy graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, TX in 1964, and was a Candy-Striper at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston, TX. After graduating from Ball High School, she became a certified nurse’s aid at St. Mary’s Hospital and later became a sterilized technician. After she married her husband Ferdinand Leimer in 1967 and had two children, she fulfilled her life as a housewife and volunteer work as the President of the PTA at Alamo Elementary School which she increased communication with parents by having newsletters written in English and Spanish, educating parents about their children health and wellness, opening up a school supply store, and informing parents about drug awareness programs with their children. As her children got older, she returned back to work at Ball High School as a server, which is where she later retired. She enjoyed camping and baking cakes for her family and friends. She was a lifetime member of St. Peter the Apostle Church and had currently been attending St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City, Texas.
Her family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 P.M., with Deacon Sam Dell’Olio officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City, Texas with Father Clint Ressler officiating, with burial at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, TX.