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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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Deanne Simon
Condolences to the family and friends. I used to call her Jackie ( in error)she would laugh whenever she saw me & remind me she is Joyce 😂 Heaven’s gain! R. I . P 💕🙏 🌷🌺🌹🌺❤️
Jackie and Jerelyn, Our loss is heavens gain. We will miss her kindness, smile, and tender heart. God keep you both in His grace ❤️.
Darlene Wiggins
My deepest condolences and sympathy to Joyce’s family. I remember her friendly smile and enthusiasm for life. To know Joyce is to love her ❤️ RWG
Rest In Peace Cousin.
Danielle Allie-Denis
Aunt Joyce you are beautiful soul. Always a kind compliment, followed with your beautiful smile. Love and eternal peace. 🥰🕊💐
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