Joyce Love

February 19, 1950May 13, 2019

Joyce Love was born on February 19, 1950 in Valdosta, Georgia to the late Brown and Vashti Riley Love. He was born after his five sisters: Willie Alice, Evelyn, Louise (Nee), Eloise and Annie Grace.

Joyce was only a year old when his father died and six years old when his mother passed. He and his sisters remained at their family farm home.

In 1958 sister Alice and her husband Jesse Bannerman took him to Miami, Florida and raised him as their son, sending him to school. After graduating from high school, Joyce enlisted in the United States Air Force.

After serving for four years in the Air Force, he chose California as his home. In 1975, he joined the Oakland Police Department. While there he met Mary Louise Williams, his late wife. The union produced two children, Dajasha Joyce and Johnathan Daryl. He later went on to be a Fraud Manager for CITI Bank while earning his Bachelor's Degree.

After living in Oakland for several years, he moved his family to Fairfield, California. After 25 years of marriage, Mary passed away in 2000. Joyce remarried in 2003 and the marriage later ended in divorce.

After retirement he relocated to St. Johns, Florida until the Lord called him home on Monday, May 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his sister Alice Bannerman and brother-in-law Jesse Bannerman, brother-in-law Charlie Mack, sister Eloise Kelsey and brother-in-law Emanuel Kelsey, and brother-in-law JB Howell.

Joyce leaves to cherish his memories - daughter Dajasha Love-Britt, son Johnathan Love, grandsons D'Monte and D'Mari, granddaughters Jasmine and Bella Marie, one great-grandson D’Monte (Carter), sisters Evelyn Howell of Valdosta Georgia, Louise (Nee) Sims (Willie James) of Opa-Locka Florida, Annie Grace Scippio (Jerome Scippio) of Colorado Springs Colorado, his “buddy” niece Sheila and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.


  • D'Monte Britt
  • D'Mari Britt
  • Johnathan Love
  • Jerome Scippio
  • Willie James Sims
  • Marc Wilcher


  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 19, 2019


Joyce Love

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Star of Bethlehem B. C. Dr. Keith W. Stevenson, Pastor

May 18, 2019

Saddened by your loss. We are the church family of Charese and Jordan. We pray God blesses you with the strength you and your family needs at this time. Prayerfully your loved one’s life will be a testimony for you to share along life’s journey.

We pray safety for all who are traveling during this time. May God bless each of you individually and collectively.

Yours in Christ
Star of Bethlehem BC
Dr. Keith W. Stevenson, Pastor
409 WW Batties Dr.
PO Box 656, DeRidder, 70634

Emma Robinson

May 17, 2019

Even through we know this day will surely come , it is hard to say good-by. My prayers are with the family.

Katie Register Smith

May 16, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss ,the family is in my prayers,Joyce was a childhood friend of mine,but I always thought of him and the family,I know he will be truly missed.