CAPITAL HEIGHTS, Md. - On June 15, 2009, God summoned home Dr. Joyce Ann Elmore Almonte Archer, 71, after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away at home in Capitol Heights, Md., surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Joyce was born Dec. 18, 1937, in Newton Falls, a daughter of Daniel Dorsette and Bertha Solomon Carroll Elmore.
She was an honor student at NFHS. She attended Freedman's School of Nursing Howard University and received a master's degree in nursing and a Ph.D in philosophy from Catholic University.
Joyce was an active advocate and played an integral part in numerous educational, religious and civic organizations (AKA Senegal friendship Community, HU Alumni Associates, PG Society of Healthcare).
She retired with honors as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Archer, on Sept. 26, 2006.
She leaves five children, Robert A. Archer Jr. of Pennsylvania, Sherman and Linda Archer of Ohio, Criss (Lee) Archer of Maryland and Phillip of California: five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings Robert B. Elmore of Michigan, Ida L. Davis of New York, Thelma D. Elmore of California and Bertha (Carl) Newbern of Florida. She leaves a legacy of love from many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, business community, and two loyal pets, Dolly and Ginger.
A homegoing celebration will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Braceville. Pastor Joshua Moore, Pastor William Barnes, the Rev. Rudolph Lott, the Rev. Michael Armstrong and the Rev. Calvin Mason will officiate.
Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the services.
Internment will be at Braceville Cemetery
The family ask that contributions take the form of donations to the Baptist Church, Cedar Road, Braceville, Ohio 44444
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, Newton Falls, 330-872-5440.