Joyce A. Smith, age 71, of Columbus, Ohio died December 18, 2020 at the Kobacker House following an extended illness. She was born on January 6, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Lawrence and Eula Davis. She married Ricardo Smith on August 13, 1988 at the New Salem Baptist Church. Together they shared 33 years. Joyce is survived by her husband, Ricardo Smith; children, Donna Jackson, Mark (Ruth) Small, Marvin Cox, and Marcus (Amanda) Cox; step-children, Tony Smith, Mark Smith, and Melissa Lunford; 26 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; sisters & brothers, Betty Payne, Larry (Valerie) Davis, Edmond Davis, Julia (William) Baskin, Phyllis Baskin, and Beverly Stephens. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Eula Davis; daughter, Kelly Cox; brothers, Paul Davis and Walter Ramsey; sisters, Inell Ramsey and Josie Shoemaker. Joyce was a member of The Good Shepherd Baptist Church where she and all the church members developed a special love connection to each other. She was an exceptional cook and very artistic. Joyce had a tremendous talent in decorating, for any occasion. She had a most unique technique in communicating with anyone on any level. This gave her opportunities to meet many different people and created an environment of positive connections and mutual respect. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family will conduct a Virtual Memorial Service on Joyce’s birthday, January 6, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. The family is requesting if possible that all attendees wear gold which was Joyce’s favorite color.
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