Joy Tynyle White

December 13th, 2020

Joy Tynyle White, age 55, passed away on December 7, 2020. Joy was born on September 19, 1965, in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was the loving, eldest daughter of the late Walter Martin Jr. and Doretha Martin. At the age of 17, Joy joined the military and served several years. Joy loved being a veteran and was proud to have served her country. Amongst her proudest achievements were her children, of which she had five: Kharyhlez Pruitt, Morgen Arnold, Dominique White, Remington White, and Khaighnen White. In her lifetime, she had fostered 3 children as well. Joy was also a proud grandmother of ten and often fostered for the humane society. Joy was an event and wedding coordinator at the Inn at Reading in West Reading for most of her career. She made many lifelong friends through her vivacious personality and kindred spirit, known by those closest to her for her resiliency to overcome tribulation. In her free time, Joy loved spending time with her family and friends, and making people laugh was one of her favorite pastimes. She loved educating others on Black American history, soul line dancing, listened to a wide range of music, made pottery, crocheted, and spent time with her dog, Mia. Joy was also an active voice during the Black Lives Matter movement. She was involved in many of the peaceful protests held in Reading, Pa. She spoke publicly at the City Park peace rally and shared her story of being a black mother in the eighties while serving her country. During the First Energy Stadium peace rally, she livened up the protesters and cheered their spirits as they held signs. Joy is survived by her four younger siblings: Craig George, Robert Martin and Yolanda Martin. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the family will be holding a private memorial service held in Philadelphia, Pa.