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Joyce Edna Rains Hickman: affectionately known as (Juicy) was born April 29th, 1948 to the late Gertude and Richard Raines (Her Late God-Mother Louise Monroe) may they rest well.
Joyce attended George W. Childs from K-6 graduating going on to Vare Jr. High from 7th-9th and then on to South Philadelphia High School where she graduated.
Joyce had several jobs, she worked at the Naval Base, Einstein Hospital when it was at 5th and Reed Street and she was a barmaid at the Last One to name a few.
Joyce met Thomas Hickman on May 27th, 1967, they were united in Holy Matrimony from that union two children were born. Thomas C. Hickman in 1967 (Tom-Tom) and Camille L. Hickman in 1968 (Mill-Mill.) Thomas Jr. preceded Joyce in death.
Joyce worked as a house and was a devoted mother. Later in years she love money and started working on Washington Avenue, piercing babies' ears and selling clothes. Her vendor stand was always crowded. In 1995 she started working with her daughter Mill-mill at the Garden of Bilal on Wadsworth Avenue in Germantown.
Joyce was the Sunshine whenever she went and very loud. she would always have you laughing, when you were in her presence. Joyce's hair and clothing were always outstanding. When Joyce was in the classroom, she would sneeze sl loud, she was considered the class Clown and sent to the principal office. When she put on her Sunglasses everyone would say (Uh OH) IT'S TIME TO LAUGH.
On April 16, 2022 God called Joyce Edna Raines-Hickman from Labor to reward. We will miss her very much. Joyce leaves to cherish Memory, her one and only daughter Camille L. Hickman (mill-mill) Her late son Thomas Christopher Hickman (Tom-Tom). Her late Brother Richard Raines, Jr. (Ricky) and brother, Kyle Raines; her two sisters; Germaine Ge-Ge Raines and Victoria Raines-Partin, Six Grandchildren, Dior, Kysemma, Shaquanna, Maleek, Camille Jr., Danell Mitchell, Missy & Christopher, Precious memories of her Great Grands, Dior Jr, Kyneriah, Kaseem, Azarri, Dahmier, Danayah, Dahkirah, Dahkiy, Kareemah, Kahyah, Kahmeen, Davier, Maddy, Donald, Na'lij, Kamayah, Truth and Guidence and it doesn't stop ther, (Laugh) and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
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