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Joyce Simms Obituary


Memories & Candles

“We remember Joyce as a friendly, professional, and good customer. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Allentown Press - Camp Springs, MD

“Ohhh, Miss LaVerne, sooo many memories of sooo many years. Her smile, her laughter, everything she taught my daughters about life, discipline and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Turiya - atlantic city, NJ

“I love you grandma with all my soul. I will forever miss your goodbye kisses on my eyes nose cheeks and lips. I will forever remember your teachings...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Ayanna Robinson - Lake Elisnore, CA

“Mrs. Joyce LaVerne, You have been such an inspiration, not only to the arts, but for the community as well. You spirit lives on in the Temple...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Darhlene Banks - Temple Hills, MD

“May you rest in peace ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Banks - Glen Burnie, MD

“My deepest condolences to the family. I had the opportunity to take adult classes at Joyce LaVerne's studio for several years, and she also trained...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: LaJuan A. Simmons-Johnson - MD

“You were one of the finest and you will never be forgotten. Take your rest now. Sleep in peace. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Rosa B Russ (Jedon's Mom) - none

“You were one of the finest and you will never be forgotten. Take your rest now.sleep in peace. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Rosa B Russ (Jedon's Mom) - none

“TO THE FAMILY OF MRS JOYCE LAVERNE' MY GRAND DAUGHTER, ALEXIS KIMPSON, STUDIED DANCE UNDER MRS LAVERNE FOR OVER ( 9) YEARS. NOT ONLY DID ALEXIS ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: MS BETTY A HARRIS - MD

“My condelences to the family, friends, and students of Joyce Laverne (aka Ms. Laverne). She will be deeply missed her dedication, love, and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jedon - Ft. Washington, MD


On November 27, 2012 dancer and founder of the Joyce Laverne School of Dance, Joyce LaVerne Simms, departed this life after a long illness at the age of 75. She leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter, one granddaughter, a host of relatives, friends and countless young dancers.