Mrs. Joyce E. Bland

07/28/1954 - 05/19/2016

Obituary for Mrs. Joyce E. Bland

Mrs. Joyce E. Bland passed. Joyce Eudora Hill- Bland was born July 28, 1954 in Danville, Ky. to the late George Tyler Hill and late Bernice Harding Hill-Logan. She departed this life on May 19, 2016 in Atlanta, Ga.

Upon Graduating from Shawnee High School in 1972, Joyce attended Jefferson Community College where she obtained an associate's degree in Business. She later married her first love Clearance Bland.

She continued her career in banking for 20+ years and proceeded to work at Stewarts Pawn shop until her passing.

Joyce accepted Christ as her personal savior early in her childhood and has always trusted and believed in God. She devoted her ministry to Emanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. earlier in her life and then transferred to Lanier Memorial Baptist Church where she remained a member until her passing. Joyce was a phenomenal woman. She touched everyone she came encounter with in her own personal way. Whether she helped picked out your engagement ring, ensured you got the best deal for your money, fed you, gave you a ride, offered a warm hug or just gave you friendly spiritual advice and encouragement she was always there to give a hand (Mrs. Joyce).

She was a passionate mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, co-worker, leader, niece, cousin and child of God. She was loved by all. She enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles and most of all hanging in the park with her girls and later on her grandchildren. She was a strong woman and fought to the end.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents George T Hill and Bernice Harding Hill- Logan and her two brothers George T Hill Jr and Roy Hill. She leaves to cherish her memory with unconditional love: two daughter, Olivia Hill- Blackburn and Lakeisha Bland; one sister Denise Hill; two brothers Don Hill and Dewayne Logan; eight grandchildren Danasha Smith, Leo Blackburn Jr., Kamaria Harkness, Corey Harkness Jr., Diamond Clark, Larry Clark III, MaKayla Bland and Ke'Shawn Potter; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Joyce will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Grissom-Clark Funeral Home 404-373-3191

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I would like to offer my condolences to the Bland family. Hopefully this scripture will give you comfort found for us at Rev. 21: 3,4; "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. "And God himself will be with them." And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. "The former things have passed away." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father.

- Myran Julie Jarmon

You have my sincere condolences. “May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) May the hope of a resurrection right here on earth bring you comfort. (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29)

- P. Henderson

My sincere condolences to the family of Joyce Bland. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

- v. thompsom

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. My heart is healing from my mother's death a few months ago. What helps me are the promises of a resurrection that Jesus made possible when he sacrificed his human life for us (John 16:3). I pray you find comfort in that hope as well.

- Rosa

When our loved ones fall asleep in death, our hearts become heavy with grief and sadness. The Bible offers us words of comfort. Hosea 13:14 says; From the power of the grave I (God) will redeem them; From death I will recover them. May you also find comfort in the words found at Psalm 147:3 which says; He (God) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds. These scriptures can help you cope with the sadness and grief now and in the days ahead.

- R. Sweatman