Joyce Rochelle Smith Grissom was born June 6, 1955, to the late Robert Smith, Sr. and Irma Zephyr Daniels. She departed this life on July 14, 2021.
She accepted Christ at an early age. During her lifetime, she remained a faithful Christian and sered her church in numerous capacities. As a pianist, she played for many churches in the Marshall, Texas area over the years.
Joyce attended school in Marshall school district and graduated in 1973. She also attended Texas Southern University and Wiley College. Later she moved to Texarkana, Arkansas. Here, she attended Texas A & M University at Texarkana where she completed her degree. For over 20 years she was gainfully employed with Lone Star Legal Aid as a Paralegal.
She married Willis Ray Clark and to this union one child was born. Later in life, she remarried Lonnie Gene Grissom and to this union on child was born.
Joyce was preceded in death by her mother, father, and brother, Graylon Smith.
Joyce leaves to cherish her loving memories, her two daughters, Malinda “Shonda” Maxfield of Marshall, Texas and Lonnieshi Dollarhide of Formey, Texas; seven grandchildren, Damantre’ Clark and Tamarius Maxfield of Marshall, Texas, Kameron Maxfield of Hondo, Texas, Jordan Dollarhide, Jaydia Dollarhide, Jamarie Dollarhide and Jaeshon Forte Hall of Forney, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Jayceon Maxfield of Longview, Texas, Braiden of Dallas, Texas, Ke’Marion Maxfield of Marshall, Texas, Treya Clark of Texarkana, Arkansas, Ariyah Reed Maxfield of Waskom, Texas and Texamd Treshon Clark of Blevins , Arkansas, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; four special friends, Jo Ann Galloway, Ann Roberson, Carolyn White and Ray Manning; and a host of other friends.