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Joyce Anne Causey, a retired Social Security Administration supervisor who later became a real estate agent, died of cancer Nov. 5 at Gilchrist Hospice Care.

The longtime Cedarcroft resident was 76.

Miss Causey was born and raised in Tarboro, N.C. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.. in 1955.

After earning a master's degree in sociology from North Carolina State University, she worked briefly as a social worker before taking a job with the SSA in North Carolina.

In the early 1960s, she moved to Baltimore and took a supervisory job at the SSA's headquarters in Woodlawn. She retired in 1985.

Miss Causey earned her real estate license and worked for the next 24 years in the Towson-Timonium-Lutherville office of Long & Foster.

"She worked tirelessly for her clients in helping them meet their housing needs. She liked helping people," said a cousin, Jerry Causey of Cary, N.C.

A resident of Cedarcroft since 1967, Miss Causey had been a member of the neighborhood association's board.

Services were held Tuesday in Grafton, N.C.

Survivors include three other cousins.


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