With heavy hearts, we, the Staff and Management of R. Swinson Funeral Service, along with the Brown and Hart families, announce the transition of Addie Joyce Brown Hart, who was taken to glory to be with the Lord on December 29, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Addie “Joyce” Hart was born on August 5, 1940, in Snow Hill, North Carolina, to Isabell Brown and the late William “Brownie” Carter. She was the eldest of nine siblings. She was affectionately known as “Jane” by siblings and family members. She grew up in Snow Hill, North Carolina, where she was baptized at The Browntown Free Will Baptist Chapel Church and graduated in May 1958 from the Greene County Training School.
Her legacy and love will remain as treasures to her loving mother, Isabell Brown; daughters, Gayle Hart, Kimberly Hart, JoAnne Stover, Diane Douglas, Erika Hart, and Sandra Hart; one son-in-law, Michael Stover, Sr.; nine grandchildren, LaTasha Hart, Michael Stover, Jr., Ashley Hart, Tykeshia Douglas, Ethan Barnes, Gabrielle Hart, Allen Barnes, Alexander Barnes, and Jonathan Stover; and three great-grandchildren, Niya Hart, Kassidy Beverly, and Yahkeira Hart, and a host of relatives and friends. Joyce also leaves to mourn her seven siblings, Doris Speight, Janice Lane, William Brown, Kenneth Dixon (Lalia), Alvin Brown (Susan), Vicky Brown, and David Merle Brown (Arlena); and is now reunited in spirit with her dear sister, Gloria Vaughn, predeceased her in 2020.
At noon, her funeral service will be held in Hyattsville, MD, Monday, January 24, 2022. Burial will be in the Harmony Memorial Park in Landover, MD.