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Joyce Brown

May 24, 1933 — April 15, 2020


Joyce Ann Brown passed away on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She died from complications concerning COVID-19. Joyce was buried on Monday, April 20th, 2020 and has now been laid to rest with her deceased husband, Floyd Brown Jr. at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas. Previously she was a resident at the Riverbend Post Acute Rehab (formerly known as: Presbyterian Manor). Her residency there began on May 2005 until her passing. Born on May 24th, 1933, Joyce was the oldest of two born from the union of Mae E. and Wayne T. Wiley Sr., her parents. Her place of birth was in Muskogee, Oklahoma and later moved to Kansas City, Mo. in her youth.

Joyces first marriage ended in divorce in which two daughters were conceived during that union, Marilyn D. Sanders and Myrna F. Fuqua. She later married Floyd Brown Jr. and to that union two additional children were conceived, Regina A. Brown and Floyd W. Brown.

Joyce A. Brown attended public schools in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Lincoln High School in May, 1951. She worked for the Social Security Administration several years before becoming ill in 1979 leaving her disabled at age 46. She survived 4 brain surgeries and other major health issues and managed to battle back but this horrific COVID-19 was way too much for her to bounce back from. Joyce was dedicated to her family. They definitely came first in her life. Often times she spread herself thin trying to meet everyone needs. She truly cared, loved and wanted the best for her family and friends. Always encouraging you to do your best, and was definitely a great role model that honestly lead by example.

Joyce was gifted with numerous talents, being a beautiful seamstress for example. Sewing a lot for her children beginning when they were young and even through their adult years, often sewing clothes for herself. She taught her daughters how to sew as well. She would sew things from everyday wear to even special occasions. From playing on the playground to walking down the aisle. Not only did she sew for woman she also did so for the 2 special men in her life, her husband and son. One great thing about being able to be so talented and skilled with this gift we would love when we were often asked "where did you get that outfit you were wearing?". She was also involved with assisting her daughters with providing personally sewn cheer-leading and pep club apparel, prom dresses, wedding dresses, and more. Making lined drapes for her home was very technically involved work but, she tackled that mission successful. Being truly gifted and talented in this arena would be an understatement. Yet, another gifted arena for her was definitely her kitchen skills. She was good at preparing simple to exquisite meals from scratch. Always introducing her children to various types of food. Not only was she good at cooking she was the best at baking from scratch hands down. She had a little "country girl" in her, mixed up with that "city girl" which meant her skills in the kitchen were just innumerable. She could unquestionably hang in there with the best of them.

Joyce A. Brown preceded in death her husband, Floyd Brown Jr., her mother and father, Mae E. and Wayne T. Wiley Sr., her brother, Wayne T. Wiley Jr., her son, Floyd W. Brown. She is survived by her three daughters and grandchildren, Marilyn D. Sanders (Reginald H. Jr. and Chez R. Harlmon), Myrna F. Fuqua (Rickey and Rikita Fuqua), Regina A. Brown (Ronnell and Jerrell Burnett), Floyd W. Brown, deceased son (Gerald Poston, Derek Brown and Jalen Brown), 13 Great-grandchildren, 1 Great-great Granddaughter, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of in-laws and friends.

Joyce A. Brown will always be remembered as a woman of great substance that gave from her heart unconditionally not only for her family and friends, but for those around her as well. She did her best to encourage all to do their best. You will truly be missed and loved by many. The years we shared will live forever through our memories and our hearts. Joyce, indeed wore a lot of hats, won a lot of hearts and shared a lot of love while on this earth. She is now resting in Jesus arms and wearing the one true hat that matters the most her, "Crown of Glory".

1 Peter 5:4
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not.

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Joyce died from complications concerning COVID-19. Joyce was buried on Monday, April 20th, 2020 and has now been laid to rest with her deceased husband, Floyd Brown Jr. at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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