Jessie Ann Clay
KENNER, La. — Memorial services will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at New Generations Fellowship, 1000 Roosevelt Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Byas Funeral Home, 616 N Morgan Ave., Hollandale, MS 38748.
Mask or coverings are required to enter all facilities, & follow social & physical distance guidelines due to COVID-19. Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Church Cemetery, Hwy 434 Vickland, Sharkey County, Mississippi. Arrangements entrusted to Dennis Funeral Home, of New Orleans, LA.
Joyce was born Aug. 9, 1950, in Panther Burn. On Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, while surrounded by her family, she entered into Heaven to meet her Heavenly father.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Freddie Lee “Bill” Dorsey & Ernestine Jordan; three brothers, Charlie Louis “Brutus” King, James Dorsey & Freddie Lee Dotson, one sister; Peggy Dorsey-McCain; three children, Parnell Jordan, oldest daughter, & Christopher Jordan; also her niece and nephew, Shaketa Re’ne King and Kent Maurice Jordan, whom she dearly loved.
Joyce leaves to cherish her memories: five children, Frank (Jeanette) Jordan, Tyrone (Suprina) Jordan, Yolanda (Glynn) Gray, Jeffery Jordan, and Clarence (Java) Jordan; eight siblings on her mother’s side, Donnie (Catherine) King, Sharlotte Ann Jordan, Geraldine (Odis) Emery, Jennifer King, Gloria (Nathaniel) Allen, Shirley Watson, Earlean King, Carolyn King, and 14 siblings on her father’s side, Freddie Ann Harris, Fredrica (Lamar) Johnson, Francis (Al) Howard, Fidelia (James) Lindsey, Ike (David) Dickson, Catina M Dorsey, Billy (Deborah) Dorsey, Henry Dorsey, Alfred (Tia) Dorsey, Albert (Belinda) Dorsey, Romanzell Dorsey, Arvell Dorsey, Gene (Makelia) Dorsey, Catina Parker; her beloved husband, Herman Clay III; daughter-in-law, Michele Jackson; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, & other family members and friends.
Joyce grew up in church along with her late grandparents Mollie and Eddie Dorsey at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church, in Nitta Yuma, where she confessed Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior at an early age. She moved to New Orleans in her teen’s years and once worked as a Chef at Ye Olde College Inn. She was a former member of Community Baptist Church of Kenner, Louisiana. She was always the life of the party, she loved to cook, dance, and have fun. Even though she was nice and sweet, she didn’t mind telling you what’s on her mind, saying “Don’t play with me”. Whatever came up, came out, she kept it real. Joyce will be truly missed.