Joyce Marie Sweet
December 29, 1951 – July 6, 2018
BIRTH DATE: December 29, 1951 BIRTH PLACE: Houston, Texas DEMISE: July 06, 2018
PARENTS: Leroy James and Savelia Thomas James
EDUCATION: Pleasantville Elementary School (Honor Student); E. O. Smith Junior High School (Honor Student, Top 5% of the class); Phillis Wheatley Senior High School (Honor Student, Top 10% of the class); Texas Southern University/Houston, Texas--Bachelor of Arts Degree (Magna Cum Laude).
CHURCH AFFILIATION: Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church; Houston, Texas. Accepted and confessed Christ as a child. Baptized by The Reverend Crawford W. Kimble, Pastor Emeritus (Deceased). Participated in the following: Sunday School, Mission Girls, Young People's Usher Board, Young People's Choir, Youth Director/YWA, Celestial Choir and Mission II/Viola Flix Circle.
EMPLOYMENT: File Clerk/Houston Police Department; Church Secretary/Good Hope Missonary Baptist Church; Case Worker/Department of Human Services; Customer Services Department/Macy's; Registration Services/Texas Department of Public Safety.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: Playing the Tetris Video Game (for NES) with her sons; reading the Bible (favorite book was the "Psalms"); reading the local and commiunity newpapers and magazines; listening to Christian and Gospel music; looking at her favorite movies--"The Color Purple", "The Princess and the Frog" and "The Blues Brothers (1980)"; "munching" on oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies, Hershey's Kisses and/or Snickers Bars; and enjoying Terry's rice dressing, cornbread, pound cakes, coconut cake and peach cobbler.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Jeanna James; Brother, Terrance "Terry" James; Son, Sedrick Vernon Sweet; Son, Thomas James Sweet; Best Friend, Barbara Buxton; loving Good Hope family; loving extended family; and loving neighbors of the Pleasantville community.
- Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, July 14, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
- Repast Saturday, July 14, 2018
Joyce Marie Sweet
July 11, 2018
Such memorable moments at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church. We traveled together from the old (Saulnier) to the new (N.McGregor). Joyce was such a sweet spirit wth a humble personality. She will be remembered. Prayers from my family to yours Rest in Perfect Peace.