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Jacqueline C. Joyce

Jacqueline Camilla (Williams) Joyce was born September 24, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Edith (Williams) Jefferson and Donald Threatt. Jacky accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and always lived her life as a Woman of God. She is also predeceased by brother, Donald Threatt, Jr. and stepfather, Samuel Jefferson.

Jacky graduated from Central High School and later went on to become an EEO Investigator and Compliance Officer with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, retiring in 2002. During this time, she was also an avid and skilled player with the UBIQUITY Women’s Softball Team (affectionately known as the UBQTs).

Jacky and husband Thomas were also respected and loved foster care parents for more than 20 years, sharing their hearts and home with over 100 children during that time. Even today, many of those children have remained in contact and have been constants in their lives.

An ardent and devoted Steelers fan, you would see her team spirit throughout her home with the clothes she wore, and her place in her special chair during any and all things Steelers – which was always great to compare that to what her husband had as a Cleveland Browns fan.

Jacky touched the lives of everyone with whom she came in contact. She was loving, generous, kind, and would give you all she had if she knew it would help you be better, do better. Moreover, she was unafraid to share The Word of God – It is what she believed, what she trusted, what she lived.

Her greatest joys were her son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her Godchildren. Her house was always full of laughter, but also filled with life lessons. You knew you had overstepped when her big eyes would fall upon you – and then just stay on you. Lips pursed. Hands folded. We all knew. And we all loved her for that.

Jacky leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband, Thomas Joyce, Sr.; loving and devoted son and daughter-in law, Todd and Christina Williams; stepson and daughter, Thomas Joyce, Jr. and Leslie (Falanda) Harper; grandchildren, Summyrrh, Christian, Elijah (Morgan), Isaiah, and Todd (II) Williams; Mario (Christopher) Belyusar, Alexander Joyce (Lesley Leggington), James (Lori) Joyce, and Moriah (Adam) Gresham; Tony Johnson, Javanna Holland, Bruce, Luther, Kajori, and Thomas Joyce III; sisters-in-law, Edith (Earl) Stowers and Patricia (Swanson) Jessup; brother-in-law, Stephen (Rosie) Joyce; Godchildren, Moniqué Faison, Eriqué Arrington, and Anthony Harris; a host of beautiful great-grandchildren; special cousins, Denise Wooten, Thurman and James Walker, Michael (Shirley) Peebles, and Linda and Paul Williams; special “bonus” son, Lee Laney; special friends, Cynthia Faison Harris, Larry DeForrest, Roxanne Thompson, Judy Talley, Joseph Harper, Betty Foster and Gale Newson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Friday, March 8, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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