On Thursday, June 13, 2019 as a part of His great plan, the Heavenly Father quietly called our loved one, Joyce Lee Simons to her heavenly home. She was born October 7, 1945 to the late Deacon and Mrs. Columbus Dozier, Sr. in Norfolk County.
Joyce joined New Weeping Mary Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful member until her illness. She served on the #2 Usher Board, was chairman of the Women’s Day Committee and served as head of the Kitchen Ministry. She was a dedicated homemaker, mother and grandmother.
She was predeceased by her parents, Columbus Dozier, Sr. and Beatrice Dozier; her brother, Columbus Dozier, Jr., and two sisters, Gloria Wright and Sylvia Dozier. Joyce leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 51 years, Bobby Simons; one daughter, Mary Fountain (Thomas); one son, Timothy Simons (Jennifer); three brothers, Charlie Dozier (Stella), Ray Dozier and Kelvin Dozier (Avis); one aunt, Ella Mae Simons; four grandchildren, Brittany Simons, Tiana Simons, Reginald Jones, Jr., and Empress Simons; special long time friend, Jeanette Smith and a host of other relatives and friends.