Joyce Matthews, 62 years old, born August 22, 1959, to parents Nora Mathews (Jamison) and JC Duckworth in Jonestown, Mississippi. Joyce moved to Chicago, Illinois at a very young age where she spent her formative years.
Joyce accepted Christ at a very young age at Christ Union Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. She later joined Faith Center Church in Freeport, IL. Joyce attended school at Carver Area High School Chicago, IL.
She leaves to cherish her memories, loving parent, Nora Matthews (Jamison); sons, Quincy Jamison, Marco Mathews and Charles Trotter; grandchildren, Quinton, Julisa, Donta, Charles III, Kaliyah, Cha’Layah Nashae’yah and Kayana; great grandson, Kasey; sisters, Dorothy Young (Turentine) and Ericka Jamison and a host of nieces, nephews and loving family members.
She was preceded in death by her father, JC Duckworth; brothers, Jerry, Kenneth and Demetrius and sister, Amanda Faith.
Joyce lived her life as a true Christian woman never to be without a church home. She was a very loving person. She really loved her family and she would always reach out to everyone. She was very soft spoken and so easy to talk to. She loved to read the Bible and have religious discussions. She loved reading books, completing crossword puzzles, walking and playing pool. Joyce really loved kids. She had the purest heart.