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Joyce Chestnut McCullough

  • On March 13, 2023

Joyce Yvonne Chestnut McCullough was born in Camden, South Carolina on July 1, 1955 to Yvonne Chestnut Taylor. She receive her heavenly assignment on March 9, 2023 after a brief illness.

Joyce spent her early years in Camden with her grandmother, Lillian Davis Chestnut. She later moved to Pittsburgh and lived with her aunt, Rose Chestnut Hines. She graduated from Westinghouse High School then joined the United States Army, where she served until she was honorably discharged. Her military service took her to many places, including Seattle, Washington. She lived there for many years before relocating back to Pittsburgh, where she lived until her passing.

Joyce loved to play bingo, read, and shop. Her favorite pastime though was spending time with her family. She never missed a family gathering and was a devoted and dearly loved mother, grandmother, sister, niece, cousin and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and aunts Esther Chestnut Gaskins, Mary Chestnut, and Rose Chestnut Hines. She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her beautiful spirit: son Kenneth D. Chestnut-Huntley and daughter-in-law Admira; granddaughter Kianna; sister Danielle Taylor and nephew Isaiah; uncles Charles Chestnut Jr., James Chestnut, John Chestnut (Michelle); aunt Susie Chestnut Moore (Gilbert); devoted niece Trina Pullie (Rico); special cousin John Chestnut, Jr.; and a host of loving family members and friends.

The Chestnut family is profoundly grateful for the prayers, messages of comfort, and expressions of kindness and love received from friends and extended family during our time of grief.

Inurnment with military honors will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 10:00 am. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, Robinson Township, PA.

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Oh Aunt Joyce you’re truly missed and loved. I miss our daily conversations, shopping trips and going to the movies. We are all hurting but we take comfort in knowing that you’re ok. We love you…
It is difficult to tell.