Joyce Williams

Joyce Williams

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Joyce Sandra Grant Williams (Jones), 80, on Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Olathe, Kan.

Born and raised in Leavenworth, Kan., Joyce was a light in this world, an icon in the community, and a blessing to all those who knew and loved her. Widely known educator, coach, playwright, actor, activist, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation beginning with the praying of the rosary will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Leavenworth, Kan.

Let’s all continue to shine Joyce’s light, by carrying it within us in our own lives!

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Paul Hund

Posted at 09:18am
I always looked forward to see Joyce. She was always full of life, and loved to tease. I think she actually liked me but hated my profession. She expressed it in no uncertain terms. Paul Hund DDS

Mildred Walker

Posted at 12:12pm
To the family of Ms. Joyce Williams,

We the Pastor officers &members of St. James C.M.E. Church would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Ms. Joyce Williams as you go through this sorrowful time. Please know that others are praying for you. Continue to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your cown understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path". (Proverbs 3:5)

Joyce another beautiful soul has joined her Creator. She has touched so many lives in our community. She so willingly in every aspect of whatever her task was she gave it her all. She gave all of her commitment and love to everything she put her hand to do. She would always make you smile or laugh out loud. What a shining star and a superb woman of God.

Joyce will be missed by so many as she touched so many of us. She was a wonderful teacher and councilor. The students cherished her dearly. Some of us remember the many plays that she wrote and directed. The scripture tells us "To live is Christ and to die is gain". Joyce has gained her and reward and is now resting in the arms of Jesus. We can follow her example so we can meet her in our Heavenly home. Continue to hold fast to your faith in the Lord, He is there for you to lean on.

Family draw strength from the Lord to get you through these difficult times that lay ahead. You are never alone in the Lord. We are praying for the whole family as you move forward in this season. If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Humbly Submitted,

St. James Church Family
Rev. Nicky Wright - Pastor
Mildred Walker - Condolence Clerk

Audrey Small

Posted at 12:03am
I’m so sorry for your loss. Joyce reached out to my family many times over the years. She was a wonderful blessing to so many.

The D'Urso Family

Posted at 05:29pm
We are so sorry for your loss and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Psalm 73:26 - God is the strength of my heart
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Posted at 09:15am
Ms. Williams' love, support and guidance did not go unnoticed and will be missed by the many members of POC while she was at Leavenworth High School.
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