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July 11, 1945 July 29, 2022
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On Friday July 29, 2022 Joyce D. Robertson transitioned into eternal rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Joyce was born on July 11, 1945 to the late Wilford and Rosie Ward.

She was the second oldest child born to Wilford and Rosie Ward in Washington DC.
She attended the Prince Georges County Public School System. Joyce graduated from Fairmont Heights High School June1963 in Fairmont Heights, MD.

Joyce excelled in her academics and particularly enjoyed dance and drama classes.
At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Growing up she attended Westphalia United Methodist Church. She enjoyed going to church and hearing the word, singing and praising God with friends and family.

In 1965, she married her High School sweetheart Earl M. Robertson, and from this marriage they had two sons, Andre and Kevin. She was a very protective and loving mother and raised them to be very respectful and loving young men.
She was a very loving and caring person who always showed a lot of love for others less fortunate than herself. Joyce was a passionate gardener, loved beautiful flowers and plants. She loved birds and butterflies and especially hummingbirds. She waited for them to come to the feeder on her patio. She loved visiting the local farmer’s markets and buying fresh fruits and vegetables. In her younger years she loved to dance. On her birthday she danced to Celebration by Kool and The Gang. She enjoyed listening to all music and especially the Oldies but Goodies and her gospel hymns.

Joyce started her federal career in 1964 at National Oceanography Agency and continued her federal employment with several federal agencies including the Navy and Justice Department where she retired in 1997. During her federal career she received many awards and accolades for her dedicated service. For many years she was known as “The Avon Lady” to many family members, coworkers and friends. After retirement she worked part time for Safeway and Giant Food Stores. She loved working at the Safeway and Giant Food where she made many friendships with coworkers and customers. Her final retirement from Giant Food was in 2017.

Joyce was preceded in death by her father (Wilford Ward), mother (Rosie E. Ward), one sister (Loretta Ward), one brother (Ralph Ward), a stepbrother (Robert Harper) and stepsister (Rosetta Harper).

She leaves to cherish her memories her sons Andre Robertson, Kevin T. Robertson (Valerie Polk), Granddaughter, Robyn Butcher, one great granddaughter, Ava Grace Butcher, Sister Nancy M. Perry and one brother Oliver T. Ward, two sister in laws, Paulette Ward and Sharon Ward and a Special niece, Phyllis Henson who resides in Houston Texas. Joyce also leaves to cherish her memories a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Special Thanks and appreciation to all of the Office and Maintenance Staff at Wildwood Apartments where she resided for many years.

The office staff included Dewayne, Samantha, Bella and Nancy. The maintenance staff included Kenny, Claude, Carl, Horace, Brian and Nate. She always spoke very highly of the staff and for the excellent service they provided in a timely and efficient manner upon request.

Special thanks to Joann Carson, her dear friend and riding partner. Thank you for the love, friendship and support you have shown Joyce for many years.

Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair
Perhaps you sent a floral piece, is so we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke a kind word as many friends do
Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us today
Whatever you did to console our hearts
We thank you so much whatever the part
With Love,
The Robertson Family
Final Arrangement Entrusted to:
Sewell Funeral Home
Prince Frederick, MD 20639
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11:00 AM 8/12/2022 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 8/12/2022 1:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

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Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States

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