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.