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Joyce Lewis

November 7, 1942 - March 23, 2022

Burial Date: April 2, 2022

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 9am at Colonial Funerals, 86 Circular Avenue, Hamden. Viewing in Colonial from 8-9am. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.

Joyce Lewis departed this life and entered into eternal rest on Wednesday March 23, 2022 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born November 7, 1942, to the late Maxine Jarrett and Virgil Rattliff in Crenshaw, Mississippi.

Joyce attended Crenshaw Public Schools and graduated in 1959. She met and married Jack Lewis Jr in July of 1970 and remained married until his death in 2004. She attended college in Brooklyn, New York and moved to New Haven, Connecticut where she finished at Albertus Magnus College with 3 Bachelor’s Degrees in Office Management, Business Administration and Bookkeeping. Afterward she worked at the New Haven Housing Authority for 35 years as a Case Manager assisting members of the community with social and housing programs until she retired. In her retirement,
she spent more time with her family and became the family matriarch; hosting gatherings and various family functions at her home in West Haven.

She is survived by two sons; Lensey and Gary Lewis; three daughters, Monica Moore, Hyvillia and Samantha Lewis; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grands; 10 god-children; 10 great-god children; a host of nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and two special nephews Jesse Holman and Charlie Williams and; a host of cousins and friends whom she was very fond of.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jack Lewis Jr, her two siblings, Maxie May and Vernon and her two sons Jack III and Brandon.

Joyce was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 9am at Colonial Funerals, 86 Circular Avenue, Hamden. Viewing in Colonial from 8-9am. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.

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