Joyce Dutchess Margerum, 61, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at her residence in Grayson, Georgia. She was born on Dec. 3, 1950 in Washington D.C to parents, Melvin Margerum, Sr. and Dutchess Margerum-Simpson. Joyce is survived by her father Melvin Margerum, Sr. and leaves behind two brothers and a sister: Melvin Margerum, Jr., Ronald Margerum and Gloria Vann. Joyce had four children: Keitha Maciel, Lonnie McCargo, Jr., Sharmelle Pittmon and Christian McCargo, Sr. She had five grandchildren: Dominyk McCargo, Melanie Pittmon, Christa Smith, Aaliyah Green and Christian (CJ) McCargo, Jr.

Joyce attended college in Washington D.C. She was a teacher and taught for 30 years in Washington D.C., California and Georgia where she was teacher of the year. Joyce loved Jehovah God and enjoyed talking about the Bible. Joyce looks forward to life in paradise.

Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home

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