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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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Marilyn Hornsby
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family. I pray God's strength, comfort and love. 💜
Gordon Barr
To the Thomas, Allie, Washington families. Know that you have my heartfelt condolences and that I’m lifting you all in the most fervent of prayer Rest in sweet serene peace Joycelyn my Village Sister, a dear Friend and my Sister in Christ
Mollie Kirouac
My sympathy to Jerelyn and the entire family.
Cassandra Kemp
Jackie, I’m so sorry about the death of your sister. I pray that God provides you the comfort and support you need as you struggle with this unbearable pain. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do. Love always, Dr. Cassandra Kemp
John Russell
Jerelyn, I extend my deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.
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