Joyce Ann Rice Hayes gained eternal life on January 7, 2023, at Kansas City Hospice and Palliative care at the age of 68.
Joyce was born in Starkville, Mississippi on June 24, 1954, to Alice Rice Brown. She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age and baptized in the Holy spirit at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.
Joyce lived her to the fullest. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1971, got married, and had her first born in 1972. For 25 years she worked at Transamerica life insurance company until she retired in 2008. Her passion in life was gardening, fishing, DIY projects around the house, and watching Kansas City Chiefs.
Joyce was preceded in death by her life partner Percy Bradley, her parents Alice Rice Brown and stepfather Earnest Brown.
She leaves to mourn her children; Karen Hayes Nwakolan (KC), Rashawn Williams (Topeka, Kansas), and Christina Bradley (KC). 7 grandchildren; Kyle Williams, Ciara Williams, Ayvionna Newton, Malik Williams, Kyshauna Jones-Wentworth, Levions Jones Jr., and Ja’Maia Floyd, 3 greatgrandchildren; Logan Jones-Hart, Leah Hart and Dax Wentworth. 3 sisters and 2 brothers; Patricia Williams (Henderson, NV), Earnestine Brown Dozier (LA), Renee Haskell (LA), Eluster Leazall (Temple, TX), Kyle Shields (LA), and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
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