OBITUARY

Joyce M. Jackson

December 26, 1925June 24, 2019

Joyce Maud Jackson was born in Forest, St. Ann, Jamaica on December 26th, 1925 to Samuel and Rosetta Garrick. She is the second of four children. She attended the Britonville Elementary School, studied hard and passed 1st, 2nd and 3rd level exams, after which, she went on to teach at the Bamboo Elementary School. In 1953, she enlisted in the Army Nursing Corp and became a corporal. She served for five years at Up Park Camp in Jamaica. Joyce migrated to England in 1958 and continued her nursing career at St. Stephens Hospital in London. From London, she went to Coventry where she worked at the High View Hospital becoming an enrolled nurse. In 1960, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Selwyn Jackson. From this marriage, five children were born. She and her husband adopted the Advent message and were baptized in Coventry. In 1968 she and her children migrated to America to join her husband who had migrated a few months earlier. They settled in Brooklyn, New York and worshipped at the Hanson Place Seventh Day Adventist Church. She continued her nursing career becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse working at Crown Nursing Home for 24 ½ years. In 1993, she retired and moved to Palm Bay, Florida. She was joined by her husband in 1998. She was preceded in death by her sister Agatha (Tuncie) and stepson Loxley. She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband Selwyn (“Bobsey”), six children (Beverly, Claudette, Derek, Hugh, Sharon, and Barbara), one stepson Michael, two brothers (Oswald and Vivian), 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, family, and this dear church family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In Loving Memory,

The Family

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her sister Agatha (Tuncie) and stepson Loxley. She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband Selwyn (“Bobsey”), six children (Beverly, Claudette, Derek, Hugh, Sharon, and Barbara), one stepson Michael, two brothers (Oswald and Vivian), 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, family, and this dear church family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 7, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, July 7, 2019

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, July 7, 2019

Memories

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J Barbara Harper

June 24, 2021

Two years ago, my Queen left this earth. She left behind a special legacy that I'm proud to be a part of. Mom, I assure you that you would be pleased, overall, with the state of your family since your untimely departure. Thank you for instilling in us great morals and for the life lessons that have molded us into the individuals we are today. You are forever in my heart !!

J. Barbara Harper

June 24, 2020

I can't believe a year has passed since you've earned your wings, Ma. I miss you more today but I am so glad that I have all of the wonderful memories that will always be cherished. Rest in heaven my angel!

Margaret Babb

July 7, 2019

Dear Bro Jackson and family:

As the epitome of a Christian woman, and dedicated member of Hanson Place Church for many years, Sis Joyce graced the church with her very presence and elegance.

We can never fully understand your sorrow , and we pray for God’s strength to carry you through this painful moment.

Your Hanson Place Church family,
Brooklyn, NY

Yvonne Burris

July 3, 2019

Aunt Joyce, you will always be my dear sweet aunt. I will remember you always, our talks, your advice, your generosity and most of all your love for all of us. God has called you to be among the heavenly angels because while on earth you were one of the best. You will be always be remembered.
Rest In Peace as you reunite with your sister and other loved ones.
Eternal Love Forever ❤️. Pat & Family (Yvonne Burris)

Ingrid Lee-Loy

July 1, 2019

Aunt Joyce was a sweet spirit.
Your smile and laugh will be missed. Rest In Peace til we meet again.

Chris Your Son

July 1, 2019

It's hard to grasp that you're gone 😢 You will forever be MY QUEEN mom. I love you and can't wait to see you in eternity 💕💕 Sleep Well💖💖

Fountainhead Funeral Home

June 30, 2019

Willonel Durant

June 29, 2019

Sister Jackson was always a very caring Christian lady. She and Uncle Jack would always provide me with a piece of candy every Sabbath. I am going to miss her very much. My sincerest condolences to the family.