Joyce Helen Hunt passed away peacefully on April 29, 2022 at 78 years of age in Upper Marlboro, MD. Born on January 23,1944 in San Francisco, CA, she was the middle child of Emma Lee Burks and Walter Kipkin.
On February 14,1961, Joyce married Jesse Lee Hunt in Los Angeles, California where she would reside for the next 53 years.
She completed several classes at Los Angeles Trade Tech College after graduating from Roosevelt High School in East Lost Angeles, California.
Throughout her working life, Joyce served in many civil roles to include Supervisory Clerk Typist for the Los Angeles County Department of Children Services, Mail Sorter for the United States Post Office, and Case Transcriber for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Joyce is preceded in in death by her mother Emma Lee Kipkin, her father Walter Kipkin, her sisters Melba Kipkin, and Mona Merle Kipkin, her husband Jesse Lee Hunt, and her daughter Cheryl Denise Hunt.
She is survived by her three children Jerome Hunt of Los Angeles, CA, Toni Michelle Pitts of La Habra,CA and Ronald Ethelbert Kitchens II of Upper Marlboro, MD. Her nine grandchildren, Octavia Hunt, Jerome Justen Hunt, Paul Morris Pitts, Anthony Dewan Pitts, Damisha Dawon Moore, Carlton O’brien Jr, Chad Ronald Kitchens, and Chelsi Onika Kitchens. Her 6 great- grand children Dior Nicole Pitts, Dailyn Nalia Pitts, Amari Brianna Flowers, D’Anthony Henry, Mila O’brien, and Jamari Chase Garcia-Kitchens. She will also be missed by her best friend Sheila McMaryion and a whole host of extended family, neighbors and friends.
She will be remembered in a private Celebration of Life Ceremony for family and friends on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
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