Age 79, of Pittsburgh, went to heaven on April 30, 2020. Beloved daughter, mother, educator, mentor, and friend. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 12, 1941. Joyce graduated from Westinghouse High School and subsequently attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a Master of Education degree. Joyce worked at various school districts in and around the City of Pittsburgh, finishing out her career at her alma mater Westinghouse High School. Blessed with a naturally beautiful, voice she began singing at an early age and continued singing her beautiful melodies until she left this world. Passionate about her students, she would often refer to them as her second set of children. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Robert and Willie Mae Boulden, of Homewood, brothers, William H. Boulden, Robert H. Boulden, Merwin O Boulden, sister, Eunice E. Durant, and son, Clyde W. Self. Survived by Traci Self, daughter of Pittsburgh, sons, Martin Self, of Pittsburgh, and Darryl Self of Temecula, CA. Grandsons, Robert Truesdale, Brandon Self, Keyshawn and Cheo Harden, granddaughters, Karen Anderson, Nedra Blake, Romaine Valentin, Tina Satterfield. Great-granddaughters, Joy and Autumn Brendle, Darlija and Keyona Farrell, Jada Anderson and Great-grandson, Drevon Newton as well as many relatives and friends. Funeral and services are private due to gathering restrictions associated with COVID-19; arrangements entrusted to TRENZ FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Published on May 3, 2020