The season of life for Joyce Annette Jeffrie began May 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. Joyce was the second (2nd) of four (4) children born to Eddie, Sr and Annie Jeffrie.
In learning season, Joyce graduated from Park Manor Elementary School and Hirsch High School on Chicago’s South Side. She also attended the University of Illinois at Navy Pier.
Being from a family that embraced and practiced Christian beliefs and values, Joyce learned early in life that she needed a relationship with Jesus Christ as her LORD and Savior and was baptized at Park Manor Christian Church. Later, she joined New Haven Baptist Church where her grandmother, Louise Sarten, was a Charter Member. Joyce was an active member of New Haven participating in the Sunday School—serving as treasurer for numerous years, as well as singing in the Gospel Chorus along with her mother and grandmother.
Working season for Joyce included being employed for twenty-seven (27) years by Cook County Hospital Fantus Clinic as an Admissions Clerk. In 1997, with her working season having run its course, Joyce retired and continued to enjoy life with family and friends.
Though for a time, Joyce was blessed to enjoy family and friends at home, in due time, she was beset and besieged with various and sundry health challenges. With the onset of these health challenges, Joyce moved to Tri-State Nursing and Rehabilitation enter in Lansing, Il. There she was nourished and loved by the many staff members residents with whom she interacted daily – often engaging in her favorite pastime (Bingo). Additionally, Joyce enjoyed visits from her Pastor, church members, family and friends.
With her season of earthly life having come to its end on November 21, 2018, Joyce made her transition to her eternal life in Glory with God.
Left to cherish the memory of Joyce’s life is: brother, Eddie, Jr.; two (2) sisters: Mary and Carol; three (3) nephews and six (6) nieces. She was also blessed with great and great-great nieces and nephews;
numerous beloved relatives, New Haven Church Family, as well as many other friends.
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