Joy A. Davis

Sunrise: May 16, 1956

Sunset: April 18, 2021

Joy Anita Davis (Joynita) was born May 16 1956 in Norfolk, VA to Harold Slade and Dorothy Slade. She accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Lamberts Point, VA. She served faithfully until her health failed. Joy was called from her earthly home to heavenly rest on April 18th, 2021 after suffering a long illness at home. God said that Joy Davis was getting very weary and weak, so God called her home to receive her very deserving heavenly reward. Her work is now done, and the race is now completed.

She was educated in the Norfolk school system, and she worked as a personal care aide. She was a loving caring, happy person who loved her family and was very devoted to her them. Joy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt; she enjoyed helping others, and some of her favorite hobbies included cooking and cleaning. She loved a nice tidy house which made it a home for her family. You could always count on getting a friendly call from Joy, “How you are, how the kids are and how is the family, Love you and BYE!”

She was preceded in death by her Father Harold Slade and Mother Dorothy Slade, Paternal Grandparents Artist and Bessie Slade, Maternal Grandparents Arthur and Elizabeth Davis, Bothers Michal Davis and Timothy Slade. Joy Davis leave to cherish her memory her Husband James Davis Jr, her Son Jerome Slade (Mary Slade) of Suffolk, VA, her Daughter Patricia Slade of Norfolk, VA, her three sisters Sandra Cobbs (Burnett Cobbs), Sherry Scott (Melvin Scott) both of Norfolk, VA Crystal Smith (Corey Smith) of Ossining, NY, three bothers Harry Davis (Gazelle Davis) of Philadelphia, PA Ronnie Slade (Marlene Slade) of Norfolk, VA, Roy Slade New York, NY. Latoya Slade, Latisha Slade, Quenai Merchant of Norfolk, VA, Diamond Slade of Suffolk, VA, Jalicia Slade Cross of Virginia Beach, VA. Host of Niece and Nephews God Daughter Sheena Joy Jackson and Nicole Jefferson. Special friends Michelle Kellogg, Carolyn English and Joyce Hawkins,
Lucille Sue.

She will never be forgotten her legacy will live on forever through her family.

Viewing Monday, April 26, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Evelena Carter says

    Rest in Peace my friend. May God’s love comfort each of you as you say goodbye to your wife mother aunt, cousin and friend ❤ 🙏.

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    Diana Miles says

    My condolences to my first cousin Bobe, Patricia and the family in the passing of Joy. She was always so nice and kind whenever I called or visited. Joy had such a sweet spirit. May GOD comfort and bless all of you.

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    Jeff Jackson says

    On the behalf our family, Rev. Dr. Jeffery and Lady La’Tonnia Jackson, and the community we serve, we send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to your family during these difficult times of transitions. May the Lord continue strengthening the family each day. Be Encouraged, Stay Blessed!

    In His Service,
    The Jacksons
    Stuttgart, Germany

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    Angela Breedlove says

    My Aunt Joy, Your Name Alone Speak Volumes. A Feeling Of Great Pleasure & Happiness.Is What I Feel & Have Known All My Life. A Wonderful Peace Everytime We Meet. I Will Truly Miss Your Beautiful Face Smiling Back At Me. Thank You For Everything. Uncle B ,Jerome,Patricia Our Family Has Lost The Sight Of Her .Her Love Will Always Be Around.Through All Of You Aunt Joy’s Legacy Continues. May God Keep You In His Hands Bless You All Through This Time Of Loss.Jesus Keep Us All On The Path To See Her Once Again.
    With Love Always,
    Cousin Angela Breedlove

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    Mary Ann Watkins says

    To the family of Joy A. Davis

    My the peace of God grant you strength and comfort during this most difficult time. Joy my friend your smile and laughter will truly be missed, rest easy my love for your labor was not in vain.
    Family we are praying with you and for you. Sending Love
    Mary Ann Watkins

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    Joanne Dingle says

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. Praying your memories of Mrs. Joy bring complete healing and peace.

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