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Joyce Marie Roberson
August 15, 1955 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old
Our beloved Joyce Marie Roberson was carried home by her band of angels on the evening of January 14, 2024.
Joyce was born on August 15, 1955 in Oklahoma City, Ok to OC and Ethel Davis Roberson. She was the fourth of five children. Raised in Ullin, Illinois, Joyce's family would eventually relocate to Danville, Illinois; where she would graduate from Danville High School in 1975.
While Joyce had no children of her own, she was instrumental in the upbringing of 16 nieces and nephews in addition to many great and great-great nieces and nephews. All of whom will cherish her memory. Joyce was a fiercely loyal and family oriented woman. If you crossed her family, especially her nieces and nephews, she would let you know where you stood. She was not one to be taken lightly, but she loved hard.
She carried herself with confidence and walked by faith. Joyce was a member of and a cheerleader for The Tabernacle of Praise under the direction of Bishop Barry Elliot, a dear friend to the Roberson family.
Prior to her passing, Joyce was the primary caretaker of her beloved baby sister, Earnestine Tolefree. The two shared an inseparable bond. Along with Earnestine, Joyce is survived by her older brother, OC (Shanni) Roberson. OC selflessly moved back home to Danville to spend the remainder of Joyce's days by her bedside.
Joyce is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Roberson. Lastly, while Joyce cherished her time and relationships with all of her nieces and nephews, she had a particularly strong bond with three of her nephews: Charles "Charlie" (Angie) Roberson of Defiance, Ohio, Donald "DeeDee" Roberson of Indianapolis, Indiana and Kaiden Tyler of Danville, Illinois.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and OC; her twin siblings, Charles and Earlene; her niece, Larhonda; and, a dear friend in Gracie Beasley.
A celebration of life will commence at 12:00 Noon Thursday January 25, 2024 at Tabernacle of Praise 610 Robinson St, Danville. Eulogist: Bishop Barry Elliott. A visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow after at Sanhill Memorial Park.