Joyce Grant Ogletree, 88, of North Lauderdale, Florida, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Born in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica on July 16, 1930, daughter of Johnathan and Anita (Chambers) Davidson. Raised and educated in her hometown, Joyce and her family moved to England in 1959, where she married and completed her family. In 1975, she moved to Brooklyn, New York and worked as a Nurse Aide for many years. Following her retirement, she returned to Jamaica for a while and five years ago moved to North Lauderdale, Florida.
Survived by her beloved children, Maxine Clovy, Andrew Grant, Anthony Grant and Godfrey Grant, brother, Lawrence Tavares, loving grandchildren, Donna and Samantha Clovy, Samantha and Christopher Grant, Tanya Cruse, Renee Grant, Darren Grant, Ashia Ballentine Andrew Grant, Jr; Alexander, Anthony, Victoria, Abigail, Ryan and Darrel Grant. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Ethan Clovy-Brown, Marcel Clovy-Brown, Elijah Clovy-Brown, Bianca Cromwell, David Cromwell and Trinity Cruse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Grant and a brother, Winston Smith.
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May you all find peace in your memories, your love for your mom, grandmother, great grandmother, cousin, friend. We are all thinking about you in this difficult time, our prayers are with you and the family.
I am going to miss you especially in the time of need when you was always there to help. The whole family miss you so much. Love Ms violet.
My dearest grandma these are the most important, but difficult words I’ve ever had to say. The last few days which I spent with you, I shall treasure forever, to hold your hand, to hug you and to talk to you, I shall cherish. I miss you so greatly, it’s hurts. Days have gone by and you are with me in spirit. I will never stop thinking about you, you were an inspiration. The times we spent in America, talking, laughing, planning and joking, you always had a solution to a problem. Grandma you were always enthusiastic about life. I know two strong women in my life and you are definitely one of them, this is why you are an inspiration. Although we lived miles and miles apart, you always felt close to me, this is the affect which you you had on people. My grandma who had inner strength, intergrity, passion and great wisdom. You deserve peace and only the absolute best. There is so much more to say, I shall never forget your kind words, generosity, warmth and especially your hugs. I love you grandma. Love Donna your grand daughter.
To our darling cousins, so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful person. We will always remember her with a smile and joy in our hearts. Much love and hugs, Eden, Lillian and Nicole xxxx
To Grandma Grant having you in my life was amazing, I was not close to my grandparents so having you make me smile and laugh so many times Showed me what a grandparent is meant to be lots of love from Mark
To Grandma Grant having you in my life was amazing, I was not close to my grandparents so having you make me smile and laugh so many times Showed me what a grandparent is meant to be.
lots of love from Mark
My Message to My Mother
Beautiful woman inside and out, loving and caring, not only to your family but to everyone who knew her.
Poplar lady who counselled many, oh how you have counselled, family and friends alike, night and day. Whenever you were needed you were there, giving your all without hesitation.
Mom you have been a wonderful mother, encouraging, inspirational and always striving to give us the best and to ensure our happiness. You were at your most content when everyone was happy. We Seldom see you sad, instead you always have a ready smile which everyone warms to immediately. You loved life and you loved people. Your belief in god never wavered even through some difficult times. Your faith remained absolutely intact. I have often wondered how you managed to be so eternally optimistic.
We love you dearly and miss you every moment of every day you will be remembered for many things mum, but for me it will be
your strong unwavering belief in god,
your beautiful infectious laughter,
kind, caring and sharing personality,
your advice.... so many!
Let’s not forget your love of cake baking and decorating, you would not forgive me if I did not mention this!!
Your eternal optimism,
your unforgettable Christmas days,
last but not least your unconditional love for your family.
You will always be with us forever in our hearts. Be at peace with your saviour mum.
Enjoy your rest with the angels,
lots of love Dearest Mother xxxxxx
For my dearest mother-in-law
For the years that I have known you, you surrounded yourself with people who made you laugh, you forget the bad, and focus on the good, you love the people who treated you right and prayed for the ones that didn't, because you realised that life is too short, but to be happy.
You will always be remembered especially when grace is said at the dinner table, because you always bless the hands that prepare the meal, the doctor and nurses, the young and the old, but most importantly the haves and the have not
Just because you didn't always share your troubles doesn't mean that you didn't have them, behind the smiles you were fighting a battle that no one knew about, you were a very strong person mum, an inspiration that cannot and will not be matched
Caring too much is what you were good at, by putting everyone else before you, taking on everyone's problems making them your own, You are our own Mother Teresa
You are now in God's hands, very good hands, loving hands
Your son in law
I am so sorry I can’t be with you to celebrate the life of Ms Grant. We shared so many happy memories when Sam and I came to America. Your spirit always filled a room with jokes and laughter. Your life was a blessing and the memories we will treasure forever. Sarah
I have known Joyce for so many years and she was definitely one of the nicest person I knew, words can not tell it all. I'm already missing her deep within. My deepest condolence to the family, may all her beautiful memories continue to bring comfort during this time. I pray the good Lord will continue to strength you all.
Love Joyce Dwyer
In Loving Memory xx
To grandma your love your smile and your youthful positive attitude to life made everyone around you so happy, I have so many great and happy memories because of this. Loving you always and Forever Sam Clovy xx
Gone from us that smiling face,
The cheerful pleasant ways,
The heart that won so many friends,
In bygone, happy days.
A life made beautiful by kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others’ needs.
To a beautiful life,
Comes a happy end,
She died as she lived,
I am sorry I can't be with you on account of circumstances beyond my control. Lucille is still very ill. Rest in Peace until we meet again. Love Larry and Lucille xxxc
To the entire family at home and abroad.
Mum as call you. May you rest in perfect peace. We can still feel your smile. Your touch. Your warmth. Your sense of humour. Above all your kind words with a big laugh. We all love you but Jesus loves you most and until we meet again SLEEP AND TAKE YOUR REST. GOOD NIGHT
From Rhoda, Adrian, Roderick and Krissy and family
You will be surely missed but not forgotten
When the Lord calls our lived ones home he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Rest in peace miss Joyce you have loved and cared for so many and will always be remembered for your love and kindness to all who knew you. Rest in peace. From Pam and family and Petlyn all in the UK.
To all the family ... when your heart is empty fill it with happy memories. Take comfort---in knowing that sorrow is a fleeting emotion but love is infinite. May you experience peace in the knowledge that miss Joyce is at rest with our saviour Jesus christ .God bless you all xx
Though the times and seasons of our lives must come to this expected end, may you each find comfort in your time together, the love and laughter shared, and memories made. May you experience peace for the future and strength and courage for each new day.
God knows and He cares.
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