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Official Obituary of

Joyce Kern

March 28, 1958 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Joyce Kern Obituary

Joyce Marie Kern graced this earth on March 28, 1958 in Lambert, Mississippi to the late Lula Mae Bennam-Kern and Adolph Kern.  She was the only girl born among three brothers, whom she cherished dearly. She received her education from Quitman County Schools, Coahoma Agricultural High School, Jackson State University, & Tuskegee University.  She valued her small family, and she was so happy when the Kern’s legacy began to blossom.

Among the Brickyard’s best cooks, you could easily find her sashaying in the kitchen displaying her southern roots.  She was a master cook and was oftentimes called upon to make some of her signature dishes for family and friends.  She loved helping others as demonstrated by her devotion to her volunteer work at St. James Missionary Outreach Food Bank.   She also served as a faithful usher at Faith Temple COGIC Church up until the decline of her health.  She persevered vigorously and fought valiantly, but the Lord called her home for rest on March 15, 2024 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Batesville, MS at 2:30 a.m.

Visitation will be Friday March 22, 2024 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  The Celebration of Life will be Saturday March 23, 2024, 1:30 PM at Union Grove MB Church.  Rev. Charles Dickerson, Pastor of Mt. Zion House of Prayer, officiating. Rev. L.C. Tyler, II, Pastor of Union Grove M.B. Church.  

Joyce was preceded in death by: her parents; her brothers, Jerry D. Kern and Nathan Kern; two sons, Lorenzo D. Kern and Jamarcus Kern; and one granddaughter, LaShana Adkins.

She is survived by one brother, Leonard Kern of Baton Rouge, LA; her five children:  WyKesia (David) Edmond of Olive Branch, MS; Kenneth (Devonne G.) Kern of Charlotte, NC; Carlos (Jennifer) Kern of Horn Lake, MS; Shareese (Jesston) Mitchell of Clarksdale, MS; and Kimberly Kern of St. Louis, MO; her children’s father, Kenneth L. Hines, 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 7 nieces and nephews.

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March 22, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Royal Funeral Home, LLC
507 Ashton Ave
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Celebration of Life
March 23, 2024

1:30 PM
Union Grove M.B. Church
2237 N State Street
Clarksdale, MS 38614

March 23, 2024

3:30 PM
Oakridge Cemetery
Intersection of Lee Dr. & Oakhurst
Clarksdale, MS 38614


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