She worked as an Enforcement Manager for U.S. Equal Employment Commission. Joyce was a member of the Minority Business Enterprise of Ohio and Human Relations Commission. Joyce enjoyed reading, word scrabbles, and especially her dog, Marty.
She is survived by her son, Roy V. (Saloua) Reese of Ashburn, Virginia; stepsons, Monte Champe and Sean Champe, both of Oberlin; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and cousin, William Shaw of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas W. Bagwell; mother, Lois A. Whitaker; and brother, Craig Whitaker.
A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 19, 2013, 11 A.M., at Westwood Cemetery. Father Robert J. Cole, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis TN. 38101-9929.