Joyce Marie DeaVault-Riley

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Joyce Marie DeaVault-Riley was born to Milton and Ethel Johnson on June 30, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio. She went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Joyce attended Linden McKinley High School in Ohio and Crenshaw High School in California.

Joyce worked various jobs throughout her life. Joyce enjoyed conversing, spending time with her family, and helping others.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Riley; son, Glaadis “Huggie” Moody; mother, Ethel Johson; father, Milton Johson; brothers, Milton, and James; sisters, Pamela, Mary Anne, and Debbie.

Joyce is survived by her son, Derek (Ashonda) DeaVault; daughters, Mica Edley, and Nikiya “Nikki” Edley; brothers, Donald (Katie) Johnson, John W. Johnson, and Thomas (Tara) Johnson; sisters, Brenda Battle, Cathy (George) Dorton, Robin (Michael) Goode; grandchildren, J’Hanna, Terrica, Shy Raquan, Koriawn, Savion, Gladdis II, Alani, and Samari. Also, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Joyce will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Saturday, October 1, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I am so sorry to hear of this unexpected loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My heart goes out to my family after this sudden loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    There are no goodbyes. Where ever you’ll be, you’ll be in our heart… #ripauntie

  2. Ma, I’m so hurt. I Love you with ALL my heart ❤!! You were a great mother to me. I will always miss your kind words and Love you gave me!
    You will always be my number 1 Ma!

  3. To the Family of Joyce I recently saw her in the summer and we talked and laughed about our past and growing up in the terrace. She was always so up beat and straightforward . praying for comfort and strength for all.

  4. We are saddened to learn about your family loss.
    May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Thinking of you all.

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