(July 7, 1963 – June 23, 2012)

Kimberly V. Bracey developed Aunt Joyce’s Kids following the death of her aunt, Joyce Baker, to a rare form of leukemia. Because of her love for kids (and the color red), Kimberly formed this organization to assist single-parent caregivers of children with chronic and catastrophic illnesses financially, domestically, and educationally.

She was one of the most friendliest people I’ve ever known.  Whenever we would be out she would just talk to people and it felt like they had known each other for years and they had just met.  It just seemed like she could just get the best out of people. – Caustevius Willis, Son

Joyce was a fun and very loving person. She would always light up a room where ever she was. She dealt with her illness with strength and perseverance. She made the best of everyday, even when she wasn’t feeling well. Joyce was a trooper even in the end and will always be a winner against her illness because she’s not suffering anymore. – Margie Quick, Sister-in-law

All I wanna say is I love you my grandma Joyce ?? Cancer took a real one. – Kevius Willis, Grandson

Joyce wasn’t just my stepmom – she was known as my mom. The love she had for us was unconditional, she was always there for us, and she was a very loving, genuine person to be around. I miss her so much. RIH my angel, my heart. – Takessa Willis, Stepdaughter

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