Adlin “Joyce” Hunt was born January 26, 1933, in Jamaica, in the district of Hartland, St. Mary, to Clifford and Lillian Simmonds.
She was the second of four children. Joyce was the cry-cry one, but with a loving and kind spirit. She graduated from the Guys Hill Elementary School. Joyce stayed home for a while then left for the big city- Kingston Mountain View Avenue!
Joyce a natural nurturer, had a passion for cooking and attended Amy Bailey Culinary School in Almon Town. She would come home excited every evening from culinary school, enthusiastically detailing to her sisters, Enid and Alice about all the different meats, the ingredients to cook them and the delicious sauces served with the meats. Her sisters only had Joyce’s words to whet their appetites because she couldn’t bring any of the food home.
Joyce left Kingston and headed to London, England in 1961. There she married the love of her life, her late husband, Arthur Nathaniel Hunt.
While in England, she worked at London’s Hammer Smith Hospital. In 1968, she joined her sister, Alice, in New York City. In only a few months, Joyce was on her feet again. She secured a job for Arthur with the Humil Plumbing Company, and at long last, the love birds were reunited. They settled made and made a home for themselves in Plainfield, New Jersey -There Joyce worked for Johnson & Johnson for eighteen years.
Joyce Hunt is survived by her two sons, Patrick and Mickey, brother, Webster, sister, Alice, nieces and nephews, grandsons, and great-grandchildren.
Adlin "Joyce" Hunt will always be remembered for her loving nurturing spirit and her generous heart.
As Joyce would always say, “The good Lord above will not give me more than I can bear.” She will forever be missed. Rest In Peace, all our love.