BLACKMAN, JOYCE JEANETTA CHANDLER
Ocala - Joyce Jeanetta Chandler Blackman, originally of Port of Spain, Trinidad W.I. and finally Ocala, Florida, peacefully entered paradise on Tuesday August 22, 2017. Joyce was born to the late Ina Chandler and John Kerr on December 17, 1930. Joyce was the third of five siblings: Zita (d), Milton (d), Sheila (d), and Noel.
Joyce was truly a teacher and a doer. As a mother and friend, she taught many aspects of life. She also loved music and always had a song. Most important was her love for our Creator God, a love she passed on to her children, grandchildren and to anyone with whom she was in contact. One belief dear to her was 'make wherever you are a better place before you leave.' She has done certainly done that with her life.
Left to mourn are her brother, Noel Chandler and sister-in-law, Gloria, Spring Texas; her daughters, Roslyn Watson, Ocala and Angela I. Wright, Gainesville; nieces; nephews; sons and daughters-in-law; cousins; god-children; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grands; one great-great grand; great nieces; and nephews; and friends near and far.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Ocala from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Silver Spring Shores Church, 1345 Pine Rd, Ocala, FL 34472-8309. Joyce will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. A repast dinner will be held at Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 590 Silver Road, Ocala FL 34472 at 4:00pm.
Published by Gainesville Sun from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2017.