Joycelyn Sketchler Fonseca, age 94, passed away after a brief illness at King’s Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven, Mississippi. She was a native of Algiers, Louisiana, a long time resident of Des Allemands, LA and Brookhaven, MS. She was most recently, a resident of Haven Hall Healthcare Center in Brookhaven.
She was a woman of many talents, including sewing, cooking, gardening, photography and art. She loved caring for Abby dog. She was a member of the Camelia Society of Brookhaven. Some of her work history included working for Bell telephone and was also a restaurateur. Her wonderful recipes, we will always cherish. She treasured her family, surrounding herself with paintings, portraits, and pictures and held them close to her heart. She was full of compassion for strays, be it people or animals.
She was a devoted member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brookhaven.
She is survived by sons, Raymond Fonseca, Jr. (Georgine), and Stephen Fonseca (Connie), grandmother of Mark Fonseca (Ingrid), Michael Fonseca, Matthew Fonseca (Kristen) , Monica Fonseca Breaux, (Kerry), Bart Fonseca, Carol Rasmussen (Nick) , Megan Fonseca Wallace, great grandchildren, Victoria Kimball (Jason), Michelle Harris (Mark), Joel Fonseca, Saidee Fonseca, Evan Dempster, Matthew Fonseca (Allie), Gabriel Fonseca (Courtney), Dylan Lewis, Halie Page, Alyssa Fonseca, Zachary Breaux, Laken Breaux, Joseph Wallace, Aurora Pearl Wallace and Abby Grace Rasmussen, great great grandchildren, Ayden Kimball, Avah Kimball, Lorelai Kimball, Sebastian Kimball, and Rye Fonseca. She will be remembered and greatly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Joseph Sktechler and Mathilde Hargis Sketchler, husband, Raymond Fonseca Sr., brother, Charles Sketchler, sisters, Emily Ballay, Yvonne Foucha, Leila Forrest, Isabell Bulot and Marie Babineaux.
Visitation will be at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands on Friday, April 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow.
Friends and relative are invited to attend. Due to Covid 19, please refrain from hugging, kissing, and shaking hands. A simple smile and nod as an express ion of sympathy will be appreciated.
Interment of ashes will be in St. Gertrude mausoleum following the Mass.