Joy Lynn Shorter

Sunrise: February 16, 1959

Sunset: June 1, 2019

Joy Lynn Shorter was born on February 16, 1959 in Washington, DC to the late Luster Ree Shorter-Cook and the late William Ralph Shorter. She was the youngest of three children. She departed this life and entered into God’s loving care surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA.

Joy obtained her education through the District of Columbia Public School System. In her late teens/early twenties, she went to hair school, but her calling and gift was nurturing others, especially her family and friends. Until her unexpected illness, she was employed as a homecare provider with Farmer Home Healthcare.

Joy, affectionately known as “Pup”, had an infectious personality filled with humor. Pup loved to shop and was a true fashionista and diva. She also loved Anita Baker. You could often times find her listening to and singing Anita’s songs. She loved spending time with her family and she was always the caregiver for her granddaughters, nieces and nephews.

To know Joy was to love her. She was loving, kind and caring. She was a warm-hearted woman whose contentment rested in the happiness of her loved ones. She was well loved and cherished by everyone around her.

Joy leaves to cherish her memories one daughter: Jnele Shorter; two granddaughters: Kanier and Aubre’ Shorter; her father: Samuel Lee Cook; one sister: Angela Faith Shorter; two nephews: Desameux Shorter (Shannon) and Kani Shorter; two nieces: Ayanna Roberts (Damon) and Jennica Kirpes-Shorter; eight great nieces; four great nephews; one great-great nephew; her best friend of over 40 years: Janie Colbert; three goddaughters: Trynita Romeo, Mechelle Farmer, Jaquasha Williams; three godsons: Howard Bethea, Daquan Farmer, Corri Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing Thursday, June 6, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery 7101 Sheriff Road Landover, MD 20785

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    Teana Vass says

    My condolences and prayers … Joy you will never be forgotten … the boys and I love you Forever


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    Marilyn (Young) Waites says

    Joy I no we separated and lost contact after 2006 .But I never forgot you and always remembered the good times we shared and laughed and joked.It really hurt me to find out 2 weeks ago you were sick and I had no way of contacting you and to stroll down Facebook and see R.I.P Pup I would’ve tried my best to visit you bc when we first met out JaniceLynn we clicked . All that knew you know you were a soldier on earth and now God has called his SOLDIER HOME TO WORK WITH HIM JOY I WILL MISS YOU AND CONTINUE LOOKING DOWN AND WATCHING OVER YOUR FAMILY HERE YOU WOULD TRULY BE MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AND I WILL CONTINUE THINKING ABOUT ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE SHARED

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    TEESHA says

    Thinking about some things and just wondering what kind of advice you would have for me. You always said I didn’t listen but trust me I heard you loud and clear! Even though my heart is shattered, I thank God for all the memories we created over the years. I love you and I miss you so much lady!!!!!!

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