HOWARD, Mrs. Joice - Age 60, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012. Family hour 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Full Gospel Christian Church, 5901 M.L. King Ave., with funeral service commencing at 11 a.m. Dr. James Wheeler, Sr., officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the church 10 a.m. Thursday. Mrs. Howard will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Joice Mae Howard was born July 1, 1951 in Smackover, Arkansas, the daughter of Vera Dunn and Harry Sanders. Joice was a lifelong resident of Flint, Michigan. She attended Flint Community Schools, graduating from Flint Central High School. In 1970, Joice was employed by General Motors Truck and Bus, retiring in 1990. She enjoyed modeling and cooking.
Mrs. Joice M. Howard leaves to cherish her memory: 3 daughters, Camika (Carleton) Vorrice of Flint, Nicole Howard of Spring, TX and LaVera Wilson of Flint; grandchildren, Carelton Vorrice, Jr., Aaron Pitts, Jr., Kah’leile Vorrice, Kamira Vorrice, all of Flint, Deshaun Pitts, Ashley Pitts, both of Spring, TX, Ly’Riana Wilson, Ly’Veaire Wilson and L’Arelle Wilson, all Flint; step father, Mac Dunn; 3 sisters, Verlindia Sanders of Adrian, MI, Maxine Dunn and Melaine Dunn, both of Flint; uncle, Ike (Ora) Sanders of Rockford, IL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Dunn; father, Harry Sanders; special mother, Lottie Bell; special cousin, Ethel Mae Moore; and brother-in-law, Michael Beasley.
The family would like to express special thanks to Hurley Medical Center 4th floor CCU unit nursing and medical staff.