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Joyce S. Dykes

joyce dykes

April 15, 1935 ~ August 15, 2023

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Joyce S. Dykes, peacefully entered eternal rest on August 15, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to Charles Harrison Smith and Minnie Ingram in Atlanta, Georgia on April 15, 1935. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, GA in 1953.

Joyce accepted Christ at an early age. Joyce was a woman who strongly believed in her faith, stood strong on the word of the Lord, and always maintained her relationship with God. She joined Emmanuel AME Church, where she remained a member until her homegoing.
Joyce met and married the love of her life, Walter M. Dykes. The two shared a union of 49 years wonderful years together. Joyce was also known as a woman of class who always appeared well-dressed. Her image and confidence were always very important to her, and she carried herself as such. She enjoyed her life to the fullest.

Joyce will be forever cherished in our hearts, and her physical appearance will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was greeted in heaven by her parents, and her daughter: Charlene Jones.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Walter M. Dykes, her loving daughter: Carol Daniels of Katy, TX, stepdaughter, Ingrid Mathis of Richmond, TX; 4 grandchildren: Michael (Priscilla) Edwards of Cibolo, TX, Joy Hamilton of Katy, TX, Robert Hamilton, of Dallas, TX and Maya Daniels of Katy, TX, As well as 5 great- grandchildren, Kesean, Darius, Isaiah, Charlese and Kenzie whom affectionately called her “Memama,” her brother: George Ingram of Atlanta, GA, her sister: Leona Ingram of Atlanta, GA, and numerous other close relatives and friends.


Funeral Service: August 25, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: August 25, 2023 11:15 am

MeadowLawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageCondolences to the family from the Carver Branch Library staff. Mrs. Dykes’ husband, Walter has been a great supporter and friend of the library. We feel saddened by the news of Mrs. Dykes’ passing. May God give her husband and family strength to get through this.

  2. CandleImageWalter, to you and your family May our Sovereign God give an abundance of peace and comfort during this time of your family’s great lost! And indeed may the”JOY” OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TRULY BE YOUR STRENGTH IN THE DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS AND YEARS TO COME. 🙏 Continual prayers for the family. God bless.

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