Joyce Selman

Joyce Yvonne Stewart was born to the parents of Archie and Letitia Stewart (preceded in death) on August 5, 1941, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Joyce attended Boston Public schools and graduated from Girls High School.  She then went on to Boston Clerical Business School which landed her a job working for the Internal Revenue Service, where she worked until early retirement due to illness in 2001.

On June 16, 1960, Joyce married Lionel Selman and from that union four children were born. Lance (preceded in death), Tonya, Karen and Trent.

Prior to Joyce becoming ill, she was a member of St. Luke Christian Church in Dorchester, MA.  She remained there until she became a member of Mt. Pleasant Holiness Church where she was a faithful member until she was unable to attend regularly.  She worked vigorously in the church and helped many along the way.  Joyce always had a word or two, to give encouragement.  When Joyce was unable to speak clearly, her smile radiated the room and you knew she was smiling because of the Grace of God.   

Joyce departed this life on July 23, 2019 but will reign in Glory with her king when He comes back to claim his flock. 

Joyce leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Lance Selman (preceded in death) Tonya Selman (Robert), Karen Selman, Trent Stewart (Bethany), three grandchildren, Levern  Selman, Kayla Selman, and Christine Stewart, One great-grand son, Amair Lewis, two brothers, Arthur Stewart (Katherine), of Macon, North Carolina, Archie Stewart (Carol), of Chestnut Hill, MA, one sister, Sandra Stewart of Newton, MA, one nephew, Charles Stewart, of California, three nieces, Michelle Stewart, of Maryland, Kendra Conway (Ryan), of Newton, MA., and  Amy Edwards (Gregory), of Maryland, 4 great-nieces, and 4 great-nephews  and a host of adopted children, family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Friday, August 9 from 9-10am. Funeral Home Service to begin immediately after visitation.