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Joycelyn Thomas

  • On November 16, 2022

Joycelyn Thomas, age 73 of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on November 12, 2022. Born on March 20, 1949, she is the daughter of the late Otis C. and Katie Mae (Howze) Thomas. Beloved wife of the late Prentice E. Washington. Cherished mother of Jerelyn R. Thomas. Loving sister of Jacqueline Allie and the late Larry O. Thomas. She will also be deeply missed by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Joycelyn retired after 35 years as a Recreation Director for City of Pittsburgh, Department of Parks and Recreation. After completing her bachelor’s degree from LaRoche University, she became a Teaching Assistant for Pittsburgh Public Schools where she worked with students with Autism, until she retired in 2014. Joycelyn served on the Board of Directors of the Brashear Association, Neighborhood Centers Association, Community Action Pittsburgh, and Manchester Youth Development Center. She enjoyed dancing, good music, and exotic foods, as well as spending time with close friends and family.

A memorial service will be held at Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 1025 Liverpool Street, Pittsburgh, PA at a later date.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Josephine M Rigmaiden
My condolences to you cousin Jackie on the passing of your twin Joyce. Sending you and your family prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, cousin Josephine
Emily Wiggins
Beautiful memories of her Great smile & pleasant conversations as neighbors for many years! Rest in Heavenly Peace Joyce..🙏🏾
Audrey Murrell
Sending prayers of comfort and love to you Jackie and your family as I join you in celebrating a life we'll lived!
Denise Wanamaker
Joyce was my sweet sister-in-law. My brother was truly blessed to share a life with her. They truly loved one another. I am both crying and laughing at the memory of her. She was a lot of fun and had a great laugh. I love you Joyce. Till we meet again in glory!
Maryn Formley
I'm going to miss your smiling face Ms Joyce! I'm sad to see you go but I'm grateful that you have been divinely healed. Rest in the arms of Our Father! Praying for Jerelyn and Ms Jacki and all of the family. I love you!
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