Sis. Joyce has been a member of Mt. Olive AME Church for many years. She currently serves the church in various ministries: Pro-Tem of the Trustee Board, 1st Vice-President of the Georgianna Boston Missionary Society, Stewardship and Finance Commission, Finance Committee, Senior Usher and sings with the Mass & Gospel Choirs. She has served on the Area level of the Women’s Missionary Society as Chairperson of the Celeste Duckette Area, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Assistant Recording Secretary. On the Local level she has served as President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer.
Sis. Joyce was employed with Nationwide Insurance for 20 years and the State of Maryland for 17 years as an Insurance Claims Adjuster and retired in July 2008. She is currently working as the Church Secretary at Mt. Olive.
Sis. Joyce is the daughter of the late Raymond H. Crook and Viola Downs. She was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She attended Parole Elementary, Annapolis Junior High and later graduated from Annapolis Senior High in 1970. She also attended Anne Arundel Community College – Business Administration. Sister Joyce is blessed to have her mother of 94 years of age, Viola, to still be working in the church; she also has a loving son, Carlos and daughter-in-law, Tracy. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”