Joyce Marie Sweet

December 29, 1951July 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

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Donna Goode

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.
Donna Goode