Joyce Ann Hood, the daughter of Mrs. Berdie Hood and the late Mr. Matthew Hood, passed from life to eternal rest on Thursday, April 30, 2009.
Joyce was born in Meadowbrook, Long Island, New York. She was a graduate of West Charlotte High School and matriculated at Fayetteville State University where she majored in Business.
Confessing Christ at an early age, she joined the Clinton Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, where she served faithfully until death. Joyce served in many capacities: trustees, missionary society (life member), choir member, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, Christian education director, conference delegate, Charlotte District Lay Council and Bicentennial Committee member.
Her last employment was with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, where she was a member of CMAE/NCAE/NEA. Joyce was also an active member of the Fayetteville State Alumni Association. Going to “homecoming” was the one event Joyce looked forward to attending each year.
She leaves to cherish her memory those who loved her well: mother, Berdie Hood of the home; one sister, Ms. Shirley Hood; brother, the Rev. Harry B. Sawyer ( wife, April); nieces, Breana and Ashante; nephews, Jeremy, Josh, Johnathan, Jordan, Aaron, Harry Jr., and D’Addano; brother, Randy Houston; a host of cousins, other relatives and many many loving friends.
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