Joyce Elizabeth Tucker, born November 25, 1950, peacefully passed away on August 30, 2019. She was the eldest of five children born to the late Jimmie Louis Tucker, Sr. and Fredda Tucker.
Joyce attended Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor John B. Jordan. She was a servant with a passion to serve and help others. This was not only her passion; it also became her ministry until her health began to decline.
Joyce graduated from Knoxville’s Austin East High School in 1968. She continued her education from Draughn’s Junior College in Memphis, Tennessee and successfully completing various clerical and business certificates in 1970 and 1971. Joyce also became a licensed cosmetologist. She was employed with United Parcel Service for 11 years. Later, she furthered her education at Pellissippi State Community College and obtained associate degrees in Science as well as Early Childhood Education in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Joyce was employed in various capacities to include hairstylist, accounting, substitute teacher, and home health care giver.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Her greatest pride and joy was her family. Joyce leaves to cherish her loving memory: two sons she was very proud of, Demetrious Maurice Woods (Robin) and Isaac Andre’ Netwon, III (Jasmine); grandchildren, Jasmine Samone, Janicia Taylor, Savon Williams , Tumas Williams, Brianna Newton, and Isaac Newton, IV; great-grandchildren, Quey’Sean Taylor, Xiavion Taylor, and Zikeriay Batiste; mother, Fredda Tucker; brothers, Jimmie L. Tucker, Jr. (Rosemerry) and Hugh Patrick Tucker (Terry); sisters, Ella J. Drane (Early), Patricia L. Tucker, and Donna Jones;special friends, JT Harper and Charlene Crippen Parton; a host of other beloved family and friends.
Friday, September 6, 2019, the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with service to follow at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, 520 College Street, Knoxville, TN. Reverend Dr. Michel S.E. Caldwell officiating. Interment will immediately follow at New Gray Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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