Joyce L. Ross died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a short illness.
Born and raised in Southern California, she lived there for the majority of her life. In her youth, she participated in sports and clubs and sang in many choirs. She worked at several different jobs, including office jobs in the trucking industry, where she was involved in the Teamsters Union and fighting for worker’s rights. As a single mom, her focus was on her daughter and this prompted her to move to Solano County in 1992, where she lived for the past 22 years.
Joyce was a member of Rockville Presbyterian Church and was involved in different churches in her life. For the past 6½ years, she worked with a group called Faith In Action, where she volunteered and made weekly phone calls to 25 seniors who needed a voice and an ear.
Joyce is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gretchen and Jeff Dennis of Suisun City; grandchildren, Kimberlee Parkinson of Fairfield, Todd Dennis of Suisun City, Loren Dennis of Phoenix, Ariz., Alyssa Dennis of Vacaville; great-grandchildren, Mark, Jace, Nathan, Mark, Christopher, Ella and Olivia; sisters-in-law; nieces; and a nephew.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 13 , 2014, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, 94533.