Venus “ Joyce ” Wheeler, 91, departed peacefully on August 25, 2020 at Abigail House for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Camden, NJ.
Joyce which she loved to affectionately be called was born on December 28, 1928 in Trinidad to Nathaniel and Edna Phillip. She was educated in Trinidad before migrating to the United States of America and settling in Camden, NJ over 40 years.
Joyce maintained several Certified Nursing Assistant positions at various nursing facilities and hospitals in New Jersey. Her passion was working with elderly and their loved ones. She had many relationships with families because of her compassion and love of her job.
Joyce was an active and devoted member of St. Philomena of Mt. Zion All Nations Baptist Church in Camden, NJ. Joyce became a Prophetess on the Ninth of September Two Thousand Seventeen which she was presented the Honorary Appreciation Award and the oldest member of the church. She was really loved by her church members because of her infinite smile and caress. Her work in the church was not in vain.
Matthew 25:21 His Lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Claudius Wheeler in 1986. She is survived by her sister, Daphne Phillip of Pennsauken, New Jersey, nieces; Sherma Phillip of Pennsauken, New Jersey, and Shirley Timothy of Maryland, nephews; Beresford Charles and Kenneth Joseph of Trinidad, a wonderful Great Aunt to Althea and her brother Anthony Mosley of New Jersey. A host of niece's and nephews.
Joyce was loved by many family and friends in New Jersey and Trinidad and will be forever missed by her smile and funny laugh. Thank you for lending her to us O’Lord. Amen