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Mrs. Joyce Amos

Joyce Verdellia Bowens was born to Verdell and Willie Mae Dowell on December 26, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee.They moved to Oakland in 1958. She was the second born to nine siblings. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at Ephesians church of God in Christ. She took piano lessons and played for the family singing group at their church they attended as well as recitals. Joyce attended and graduated high school from Oakland Tech in 1967 in Oakand, CA. The Bowens family later moved to Sacramento, CA in 1968. She then attended Sacramento City College and also worked in the Admission’s Office. She was one of the first Black woman to be hired in the office. Joyce met Tommy Amos in Tulare, CA at a church service. After dating eight months, they united in holy matrimony. They made their home in Los Banos, CA for 21\2 years. They started their family and were blessed with their first beautiful daughter, Alicia Rachelle Amos. In 1980 they were blessed with another beautiful bouncing baby girl, Amber Celeste Amos. In 1980 the Amos family joined Calvary Christian Center where they served many years. Joyce worked as a secretary at the Calvary Christian School. Tommy and Joyce served as Associate Pastors until they were asked to take over a church in Stockton, CA which they served for 10 years. She also worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant caring for many elderly patients. Joyce was a devoted and loving grandmother and selflessly gave her life to her family. Since she had two daughters, she wished for grandsons and was blessed with three, Amari Amos-Williams, Alijah Williams and Kingston Amos-Griffin who she loved dearly. After suffering a heartbreaking loss of her youngest daughter, Amber C. Amos, she took in and raised her grandsons, Amari and Alijah who are both loving and caring adults. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Amos, her daughter Amber C. Amos, sisters, Mary Logan and Bernadette Harvy, brothers, Charles Bowens and Paul Bowens. She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter, Alicia Rachelle Amos; grandsons Amari Amos Williams, Alijah Lavon Williams, Kingston Amos Griffin; sisters, Brenda K. Goudeaux (Pastor Phillip Goudeaux), Hildred Galloway; brothers, Jerry Bowens and Billy Bowens, and a host of nieces, nephews, close family and friends who will dearly miss her.