Condolence & Memory Journal

Ms. Kathy and Tonya,
Wishing you and your family strength and peace. May the angels walk with you today and always.

Posted by JoAnne Walker - Dumfries, VA - Friend   September 05, 2020

My aunt Joyce was such a special woman to me. She always had me laughing with the crazy hilarious stories should would tell me. I couldn't help but laugh and smh (shake my head). I have memories of her and my grandma better known as Miss Sis talking for hours on the phone when I was up there spending the night at grandma's. They would be just a laughing at all the crazy stuff. I'm going to truly miss my aunt Joyce. She left me with one saying that I will take with me, and that is the word, Now! If she would tell us about something that happened and it made you feel like saying Wow! you replace it with Now! LOL. I'm never going to let our family forget her word, Now! Rest on my dear aunt Joyce. You've touched many lives for sure, especially the young people's. Say hello to my grandma/grandad for me! I love you and miss you already.

Posted by Jennifer Mangrum - Woodbridge, VA - Family   September 05, 2020

We all will miss you Joyce but we will remember the good times in coming up.

Joan Thomas Johnson & Oliver Johnson

Posted by Joan Johnson - WASHINGTON, DC - Friend   September 04, 2020

Beautiful lady. I will miss you. Rest in Heaven.

Posted by Jeanette Northan - Woodbridge, VA - Family Friend   September 04, 2020


To Momma, who I called Annie Mae. I will always remember the talks and laughs we had. You have now found your new home in heaven. You are with your parents and all your brothers and sisters who welcomed you with smiles on their faces, saying come little sister, we have been waiting for you.

Posted by Kathy Johnson - Stafford, VA - Daughter   September 03, 2020

Nothing in this world will ever compare to the love of my grandma. We had a bond that only we will ever understand. She was my best friend, my role model, my confidante. It's a blessing that God chose me to be her granddaughter. To experience life with her, to watch and learn from her, and to be able to carry the torch that's been passed down to our family. I love you so much, Grandma. We will always be Frick and Frack, and you are always my right hand. Thank for being so kind, selfless, and compassionate to everyone you met, and for showing me what it means to be a woman of God. I pray for strength for myself, my family, and all those that knew her. Though she may be away from her earthly body, she is at home with the Lord. Getting all those stars in her crown. Hold my place for me. I know you'll greet me with open arms. I long for that day. Thank you to everyone for your condolences, kindness, and prayers. I love you from the bottom of my heart, Grandma.

Posted by Charvii Smith - Stafford, VA - Grandchild   September 03, 2020


Grandma, I know you are watching me and I am going to do my best to make you proud. Love you. Miss you. Until we meet again, keep singing our song (you and I know which song).

Posted by Taelen Hall - Stafford, VA - Grandchild   September 02, 2020


My Aunt Joyce was the kind of person that you would be crazy about. She was 80 but looked and acted like she was 50. She was the last of the Johnson family and she told me that one day she would be with her parents, my mother (Lucille) and the rest of her sisters and brothers. To Kathy, Tonya, Charvii and Taelen, God saw her pain and called her home and I know she is at peace. Sleep on Aunt Joyce, get your rest. You will forever be in my heart. Until we meet again.

Posted by Carolyn Brooks - VA - Family   September 02, 2020

Joyce May you rest in paradise, I Metz Joyce while working in building 2008 in Quantico, always with a smile and very please to talk with, she always spoke of her granddaughter whom I could tell was her heart. My condolences to the family heaven has received another angel

Posted by Linda Taylor    September 02, 2020

May God continue to be with the family as they mourn the loss of their dear loved one. From your cousin, Sylvia Williams, may you ever Rest in Peace! Sleep on and take your rest. We all loved you, but God loved you best!

Posted by Sylvia Williams - Fredericksburg, VA - Family Friend   September 01, 2020


Ma (Jice Ann), you were my everything. You may be gone from us right now, but we will meet again to pick up where we left off. Rest in peace, God is holding you in the palm of his hand. You fought a good fight, even at the very end. I am honored to have been right there with you. It makes me smile to read all of the messages and cards, to see how others felt about you. Me and Kathy were the lucky ones to have you as a mother and Charvii and Taelen to have you as grandma.

Posted by Tonya Durden - Stafford, VA - Daughter   September 01, 2020


May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you and your family. Please remember you are not alone. We are always here for you.
With Love,
Mildred Q. Shannon and the Queen Family

Posted by Mildred Shannon - Stafford, VA - Family Friend   September 01, 2020

Ms. Smith was such a caring and kind person with a beautiful spirit. I had the pleasure of working with her at Dumfries Elementary School. Ms. Smith and I had such a special friendship outside of the school that was filled with so much love and laughter. Ms. Smith you may be gone, but you will always have a place in my heart. Kathy, Tonya, Charvii and Taelen I know that doesn't hold a candle to how much you're going to miss her, I just know how much she loved each and every one of you!!

Posted by Angela Crawford-Chandler - Stafford, VA - Family Friend   August 31, 2020

Joyce you will be missed by many I remember coming to work at Quantico you welcomed me we had many laughs. Heaven gained another Angel. My condolences go out to her daughters, grand-daughter and grandson.

Cathy “Doty” Rowling

Posted by Cathy Rowling - Friend   August 30, 2020

Rest in peace Joyce! We have many fond memories of our fun youthful times in school and at Church. We will miss your kindness and your beautiful smile. Our love goes out to the family. May God continue to bless you all with peace and love. Be Blessed! Gwen & Clyde Washington

Posted by Gwen & Clyde Washington - Dumfries, VA - Family Friend   August 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Ms. Smith.

Posted by Taylor Crawford - Stafford, VA, VA - Family Friend   August 30, 2020

We will miss you talking to our mommy on the phone and laughing all the time.

Posted by Cisco and Kobi - Stafford, VA - Acquaintance   August 30, 2020

I first met Joyce while visiting my wife at Dumfries Elementary School, unknown to me my wife told Joyce I was coming . As I walked in there she was sitting at the front entrance. She said to me "You must be Tom, I've heard a lot about you, nice to meet you I'm Joyce." I said Hi Joyce I've heard a lot about too nice to meet you, as she pointed me towards the office she smiled and said, " Oh and if Angie don't do right you let me know, I'll be your your girlfriend but all I can give you is a pack of crackers and a bottle of water, I couldn't stop laughing after that I was still laughing when I walked into the office ,my wife said you must have met Joyce. So that's what I'll miss about you Joyce your smile and your sense of humor you always kept me smiling. I love you Joyce and by the way thanks for the water.

Posted by Thomas Chandler - Stafford, VA - Family Friend   August 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Mrs. Joyce, you will surely be missed. To the family please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts, Deacon Joel Thomas and I ask God to hold you in the palm of His hand and comfort you with His everlasting love.

Posted by Joel & Dee Thomas - Pinehurst, NC - Family Friend   August 30, 2020

I met Mrs Smith when her and my daughter worked together at Dumfries Elem with the pK class! She was always smiling and so good with the kids and was a great help to my daughter. Rest Peacefully...

Posted by Karen Schrader - Manassas, VA - Acquaintance   August 29, 2020

I was so very fortunate to work with Mrs Smith in my first year teaching at Dumfries elementary. She was a source of constant support and showed me much grace and love. I carry many things that she taught me both about working with my students and in my personal life today and always. She will be so very missed by so many. Love to charvii and family-she was so proud of you.

Posted by Kristiana Martin - Stafford, VA - Coworker   August 29, 2020

I was blessed to have worked with Ms. Smith at Dumfries Elementary. She always had a smile on her face every morning and afternoon when she came into the office. She always made me smile and laugh. She was a great mother and an exceptional grandmother. She will be greatly missed and forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace, Ms. Smith.

Posted by Pat Ksanznak - Dumfries, VA - Coworker   August 29, 2020

Mrs.Smith was so kind and gentle when I would visit her at Dumfries elementary. She showed so much compassion and love for her students which was such a gift.

Posted by Ashley Jackson - Acquaintance   August 29, 2020

May God bless the family with love, strength, and peace as a beautiful soul departs this earth. Joy was so kind to my family. I will always keep her in my heart.

Posted by Mary Martin - Fredericksburg, VA - Friend   August 28, 2020

Was a spiritual good person always with a smile on her face. she and I worked together at Dumfries Elementary School, and she always had a kind and enchanting word. She and I talked practical sometimes twice a week discussing old times we shared. She will truly be missed by me and I know she is alright in the Arms of the Blessed Savior, resting. Joyce, you made your mark here on this earth and now, you are in a place where there is nothing but rest. Peaceful sleep. Your friend David Clemons.

Posted by David Clemons - Triangle, VA - Coworker   August 28, 2020

Rest in peace Ms. JOYCE

Rest in peace Ms. Joyce. You will be greatly missed. Prayers of comfort for the family.

Posted by Marion Boulden - Woodbridge, VA - Family Friend   August 27, 2020

Ms. SMITH was very special to me. I had the privilege to work with her at Dumfries Elementary and I loved to speak with her, always with a big smile and a positive attitude. God bless you!

Posted by Gladys Sola - San Juan - Coworker   August 27, 2020

Praying for you...

Posted by Johnnie Simmons - Stafford, VA - Friend   August 27, 2020

Tonya, Kathy, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Although it has been years since we have seen each other, we think of you often. Much love to you. Your Middleburg family.

Posted by JoAnn Tibbs - Middleburg - Family   August 27, 2020

You fought a good fight, you kept the faith. Well done thy good, and faithful servant. Joyce, and my mother
Myrtle have been friends for years. Now they are reunited in heaven. Rest in peace, you will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jewell Kendall - Triangle, VA - Family Friend   August 27, 2020