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Joyce A. Holcomb

Joyce A. Holcomb (Blake) of Columbus, OH, passed away December 25, 2023. Born July 16, 1953, in Glendale, WV. She was the daughter of the late Wilford Marvin Blake and Opal V. Baker. Joyce worked in poultry, plants, and warehouses for years until she found her passion of caretaking at Welty Home for the aged in Wheeling, WV. She then moved to Columbus, OH and worked as a live-in caretaker, taking care of the elderly. Joyce was known for her soft and caring heart. She was loved by everyone she came in contact with. She was baptized at Shiloh Temple in Martins Ferry, OH. She will be sadly missed.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, James M. Holcomb. She leaves behind four children, Tiffany Blake (Julian Mitchell), Tameca Holcomb, Cory Holcomb, and Jason Mowery, all of Columbus, OH.; three granddaughters, Kiresha, Jaiden, Raekia; three grandsons, Martice, Caleb, and Jashawn. They were the love of her life. Sisters, Linda Wilson, Jackie Pierce, Becky Simoncic of Wheeling, WV.; brothers, Bobby (Iris) Baker, and Rex (Debra) Blake, of Moundsville, WV.; several nieces, nephews, and very special friends. Condolences will be made at Marlin Gary Funeral Home 5456 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43232. Interment of ashes to be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

Joyce A. Holcomb, age 70. Sunrise July 16, 1953 and Sunset December 25, 2023.

Visitation 5:00 PM and Funeral Service 6:00 PM Friday, January 5, 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).

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