|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1934|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 2008|
God in His infinite wisdom summoned Joyce Dixson-Broadous, to her heavenly home, Wed., Nov. 5, 2008. She was born to Afalo Sr. and Viola Bray, Jan. 15, 1934, in Shawnee.
Joyce accepted Christ and was a faithful member at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Shawnee. Joyce continued to be faithful in the Lord's service. Joyce loved to sing. She was a member of the choir, Chairperson of the Benevolence Committee, Sunday School teacher and she also served with grace and dignity as the first lady of Union Missionary Baptist Church. Joyce was a loyal and devoted member and she served until her health failed.
Joyce attended and graduated from Dunbar High School. On May 18, 1974, she received an Associate Degree from St. Gregory's College. In 1976 she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma Baptist University. Joyce worked in Follow Through with Frances Hodges, Frances Blakemore and Mary Patterson from 1970 to 1973. In 1976 Joyce was hired as an elementary school teacher. She taught 2nd grade at Horace Mann Elementary and Jefferson Elementary. Joyce was Jefferson Elementary Teacher of the Year for school year 1995-1996. Joyce retired from the school district in 1996. Joyce was a member of the Dunbar National Association where she served as secretary and treasurer. She was also a member of many social clubs and organizations that related to serving children and the families of her community.
Joyce would always thank the Lord for blessing her with three great men. She married R. L. Sanders, and to this union four sons were born; Ronald and Donald (twins), Ricky and Robert. After several happy years of marriage R. L went home to be with the Lord. Some years later she met and married Melvin Dixson. This was a blissful marriage as well, however after several years of happy marriage the Lord called Melvin home to be with Him. Just as Joyce thought she was becoming accustomed to being a widow, she met and married Reverend Clifton Broadous. This too was a very happy marriage. This marriage gave Joyce the opportunity to serve as First Lady of the church where she grew up and she loved having the opportunity to serve the people that she loved so much, with grace and elegance.
Joyce will be remembered, by her friends and family, for her love of all the children that were entrusted into her care to teach, and her love for flowers. Joyce gave individual care and attention to each one of her students as if they were the only person in the room. She was a kind, caring individual and was willing to assist anyone in their needs.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and her two sons Ronald and Donald. She leaves to cherish her memory a loving , dedicated, and committed, husband of the home, Clifton Broadous Sr.; two children, Ricky Sanders and his wife JoAnn of Shawnee and Robert Sanders of San Diego, Calif.; three step-children, Clifton Broadous Jr., Cheryl Cooley of Houston, Texas, and Angela Broadous of Edmond; three sisters, Alice Leatherman, Etta Tubbs, and Gloria York all of Shawnee; two brothers, Afalo Bray Jr. of Shawnee and Willie and wife Oleen of Spencer; mother-in-law, Gladys Broadous of Mufreesboro, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Tamara, Malex, Ricky Sanders Jr., Andrea and Randy; eight great-grandchildren; two special aunts, Kathryn Syperts of Shawnee and Elizabeth Olson of Newalla; five sisters-in-law, Barbara Davis, Linda Atchison (Nathaniel), Bernice Dixon, Vanessa Shaw (Ken), Deborah Bradford (Myron); four brothers-in-law, William Broadous (Kathy), Zelous Broadous (Tiffany), Timothy Broadous (Sherry), John Broadous (Racheal) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Service was held Monday at Union Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. A. Glenn Woodberry officiating.
Created by: Timberly Young
Record added: Nov 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31461079
May you forever walk with the Lord.|
Added: Jan. 12, 2009
I was one of your students.You are a great person. I know that you are ion heaven with your lord. May you forever rest in his arms, Mrs Dixion|
Added: Nov. 16, 2008