Joyce Emma Akana, 77, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, cook at Luke's Restaurant, server at McDonald's in Waimea, Hawaii, and receptionist at Sunshine Helicopters, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Brendalynn Owens, Cecelia Souza, Dena Soares, Celeste Keyes, Jadelyn Hoopai, Johanna Walker and Rowena Kanaha; hanai son Sam Kaeo; hanai daughter Shirley Tomei; brother Henry Jr.; sister Olivia Teramoto; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hawi, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased