Joyce Renette Vance

May 4, 1956 ~ March 27, 2020 (age 63)


Joyce Vance, 63, passed March 27, 2020 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was born on May 4, 1956 to the late Henry Cole and the late Leola Charlie Thomas in Pastoria, Arkansas. She married Samuel Vance Sr. on March 29, 2015.

Joyce was employed at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and also was an Alumni.

She was preceded in death by Willie Davenport Jr., Moses L. Thomas and Greathern Vance. 

She leaves to cherish her memories husband, Samuel Vance Sr.; Children,:Shemeka Evans, Makesha Donald, Samarra Vance, Samuel (Kisha) Vance, II, MarQuis (Tyler) White, Sr.; Derrick Vance, Neely (Amanda) Vance and MarTika White. 

Grandchildren: Deante Donald, Taryn Bailey, MaLik LeVaul, MarQuis White, Jr., McKinley LeVaul, De’Kendrous Bradley Jr.,  Jay Rancifer,  Layla Jackson, Samuel Vance III, Samson Vance, Ry’layne Spears, Amaria Kelley, Andrez Roaf, Amiah Johnson, Amir Vance, Marley Vance and Jordyn Vance. 

Siblings: Willie Mae Butler, Dorothy (Walter) Sanders, Willie Giles, Catherine (James) McCoy, Louis Sharpley, Curlee (Diann) Thomas and Shirley Kentle.  Raised as sisters Diane Taylor and Faye Davenport. 

Brothers-in-law: Todd Vance, Joseph Vance, Emanuel Vance and Alfred Vance. Sisters-in-law: Cleodis Word, Betty Sneed; Mildred Branch, Trudy Vance, Mary Jimmerson and Henrietta (Magid) Dagher

Be not dismayed, whatever,

Whatever betide,

God will take care of you,

Beneath, Beneath His wings,

Beneath His Wings, love abide,

God will, God will take care,

He'll take care of you,

I know He will.


Please whisper a Prayer of Comfort & Understanding for the Vance & White families.

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April 3, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church
909 South Wisconsin Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Celebration of Life
April 4, 2020

2:00 AM
AR, AR 72104

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