January 18, 1938 – August 20, 2017
Our greatly loved eldest sister, Joyce Everlyn Emerson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Sacramento, CA. She was born in Houston, Texas and raised in San Francisco, CA. She and her pre-deceased husband Ezekel Emerson relocated to Rohnert Park in 1973 where they raised their two daughters, Tasha and Tylene (Joshua). To be closer to her children, grandchildren and goddaughter, in August 2011 she relocated to Sacramento, CA. She was pre-deceased by her parents: Gonzales II and Gladys Jones; her siblings: Edgar, Clarence, Lawrence (Pookie) and Leslie. Her absence is a great loss to her children, goddaughter: Tracy Jones Jackson (Kelvin); grandchildren: Dairya, Seandrea, Dashanti and Delona; and her siblings: Allen (Antoinette), Carl (Dianne), Larry, Gonzales III, Linda (Jerry), Ray (Kelli) and Michael. She also leaves to mourn many extended family & friends. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church in Santa Rosa, CA. Rev. H. Lee Turner officiating.