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Alyce Marie Sapp

Born in Kankakee. IL on July 14, 1948.
Departed on June 30, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

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Visitation: Fri. July 14 at 10am - 11am
First Un. Methodist Church , Melbourne, FL
Service: Fri. July 14 at 11am
First Un. Methodist Church , Melbourne, FL

Alyce Marie Sapp (Calabria), 68, of Palm Bay, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 30.

Alyce was born on July 14, 1948, in Kankakee, Illinois to Reno and Fern (Splear) Calabria. Alyce attended Bradley-Bourbonnais High School where she was a member of the chorus and band. In September of 1966, Alyce met the love of her life, Carl R. Sapp. On August 19, 1967, Alyce and Carl were wed. In 1968, they had their first child, Antoinette (Toni). In 1969, Carl joined the Air Force and the little family was off to see the world. During their first overseas assignment, their second child was born, Timothy. The family loved traveling together. No matter where the Air Force sent them, Alyce was always a big part of the Christian Community and would volunteer her services for whatever was needed. Alyce served in the U.S. Government Civil Service as an Administrative Assistant for 30 years. Alyce was a current member of the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne. Alyce loved to play hand bells and sing in the choir at church. After retiring from Civil Service, Alyce volunteered in the church office, assisted with the Family Liaison Project, assisted with Vacation Bible School, and many other volunteer opportunities. Alyce also volunteered at Meals on Wheels. As a team, Alyce and Carl, also assisted with Caps of Love. Alyce embodied the spirit of selflessness, love, and giving.

Alyce is survived by her husband of 50 years, Carl Sapp; her daughter, Antoinette Rasmussen (Eric); her son, Timothy Sapp (Mica); her granddaughter, Courtney (Chris); her granddaughter, Maree; her granddaughter, Carlee; her grandson, Jacob; her great-granddaughter, Madison; her brother, Anthony Calabria (Cheryl) her sister Lucinda Priest, many wonderful nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other family and friends.

Funeral Services and a Celebration of Life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. The family will be receiving visitors on Friday, July 14th, from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. The Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Celebration of Life Birthday Party will be held in the church's Celebration Cafe at 12:00 p.m.

Funeral arrangements by Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 Palmetto Ave, Melbourne, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made, in memory of Alyce, to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at http://www.lls.org.

 
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