Joy was born in Barbados and is now a Canadian citizen.
Joy has been a member of prestigious and worthy groups, such as the Canadian Women’s Club, Trinidad & Tobago, which provides assistance to the needy. She has published many books, based in exotic foreign locations which are aimed at helping women. She has also written and published a children’s book. Joy was the winner of a Literary Award for her manuscript about historical Barbados. She is a self-taught artist who has recently had a submission of hers contributed for inclusion in a quilt in celebration of Black History month at the Thames Art Gallery.