Joyce B. Routson, a former bank worker who was an energetic member of Trinity Episcopal Church and several other local organizations, died Feb. 3 from a cardiac arrest. The longtime resident of Towson’s Aigburth neighborhood was 71.
“The best way to describe Joyce is that she was a devoted friend who had a terrific sense of humor and was a lot of fun to be around,” said Louise Izat, a Glen Burnie resident who had been a friend since they were both 6 years old.
“Joyce had many unique qualities and terrific people skills,” said Carol I. Allen, a longtime friend and Stoneleigh resident. “She was a huge asset where ever she went. She always had a big smile on her face and could handle the public and deal with them appropriately.”
The former Joyce Ann Barnes was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville and Timonium, the daughter of Clarence L. Barnes, owner of C. L. Barnes Plumbing, and Ethel R. Barnes, a bookkeeper and homemaker.