Obituary of Joyce Juanita Nicholson
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Joyce Juanita. Nicholson was born July 24, 1948, to Robert Postell Williams, Sr. and Lydia Lorene Young Williams and was the oldest of three children born out of that union. She departed this life February 3, 2022, after a brief illness.
Joyce gained an appreciation for education early in life. She proceeded to complete her education in the District of Columbia Public School System when she graduated from Cardoza Senior High School in June 1966.
On September 17, 1966, she married the love of her life James Nicholson. This union lasted for 43 years until he transitioned in October 2009. Joyce and James had one child Janeisa Nicholson McKinney.
Her professional career began with a brief engagement with the U.S. Postal Service after high school. In 1970, she began employment with the Immigration and Naturalization Service that later merged with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In December 2009 after 39 years of service, Joyce retired as a Senior Classification Specialist. She later returned to DHS as a Retired Annuitant and worked from home December 2009.
Joyce was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had a kind heart, loving spirit and graciously opened her home to assist family and friends. She was positive, joyful, and loved entertaining. Family was especially important to Joyce. She participated on numerous family reunion planning committees. There were very few family reunions or activities where she was not in attendance. Joyce will be dearly missed.
Her siblings include Robert P. Williams, Jr (Patricia); and Reginald Jerome Williams (deceased).
Joyce J. Nicholson enjoyed the blessing of three grandchildren: Tanisha Nicholson, Sean Nicholson (Shelby), and Jason Bullock. She had a total of four great grandchildren: Jason II (LJ), Kadeem Jr. (KJ), Axel, and Jayden.
She leaves her family and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends to cherish her memories.
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