Deanita May, affectionately called “Joyce Ann” by the family, was born on March 22, 1952 in Washington, DC to the late Juanita High. After an extended illness, Deanita quietly entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the age of 58.
Deanita was a native-Washingtonian! She was educated in the District of Columbia Public School System and a graduate of Cardozo Senior High School. Deanita was employed with the federal government for more than 23 years. During those years, she held positions with the Department of Treasury, and the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, where she had a positive impact on the careers of other analysts, supervisors and managers, alike.
Deanita had an eye for fashion. One of her favorite television shows was “Project Runway”. She also enjoyed television drama, especially “Pretty Woman” and “Forrest Gump.” She was funny!! She had a zest for life, and was known for her humorous demeanor, even as she battled her illness. She was never speechless, always offering advice or instruction to her family and friends, more than ever as it relates to keeping the house clean. She had a love for house cleaning! You could never expect the furniture to be arranged the same way because of her “yearning” to clean.
Deanita was very strong-willed and positive. She was truly loved and will be missed tremendously. Though we mourn for Deanita, we can rejoice because she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, and became a member of Life International Church of Maryland.
The memory of Deanita will be cherished by her loving daughters, LaShon Robinson-Lee (Edward) and Katina Garner (Mark); 3 grandchildren Shanee Robinson, Aaron Robinson and Asia Robinson; her lifelong friend Arthur “Bits” Hardeman; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home followed by Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery.