Joyce A. Sexton, full of life

February 19, 2024

Joyce A. Sexton, 85, a former Texas resident, passed Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at her home in Rehoboth Beach, with her wife, Terrie Kifer, by her side.

Joyce was born in Denton, Texas, Feb. 23, 1938. She is predeceased by her parents, Wilton Benson and Velma Gertrude Rainey; her husband, Harrell Lloyd Sexton; and younger brother, Wilton Charles Rainey.

She is survived by her wife, Terrie Kifer; daughter, Kim Denise Mace (William Patrick Mace); and younger brother, Donald Wayne Rainey (Paula K. Rainey). Joyce has two grandchildren, Tristan Parker Mace (Jordan) and William Kyle Mace (Heidi); and was blessed with three great-grandchildren. In addition, Joyce has many nieces and nephews.

Joyce’s career was launched as a secretary in Fort Worth, Texas. She later qualified and worked for the Federal Aviation Administration. Her career flourished through her hard work and determination. She held various positions in the United States and abroad. She ultimately retired as air traffic manager of Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center. Her stories of visiting Camp David and attending White House meetings were always interesting.

After retirement, she continued to excel in the aviation field as a consultant and liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration. Joyce was very active and supported the Professional Women Controllers organization.

Joyce was full of life and loved to travel. She enjoyed singing, dancing, and cruising. There were many fun days boating and enjoying the beach. She was blessed with many friends and a loving family.

At her request, no service will be held.

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