Joan Bouvier Talley was born May 26, 1964, to Bernard Jackson and Mary M. Talley in Baltimore. Joan departed this life on Feb. 25 after a lengthy illness.

There are some people we meet in life who leave a lasting impression on you. Joan Bouvier Talley was one of them. Joan was a kind, caring, loving, gentle soul, and had a smile that lit up the whole room.

She received her formal education in Baltimore County schools. She began her career at Hechts and was employed at Nordstrom, Ballys, and Bank of America where she worked at the time of her death.

Joan loved God and her family. She loved animals, music (especially Prince), clothes, and the ocean.

She leaves to cherish her legacy her mother, Mary M. Talley; a sister, La’Faithia D. Talley; brothers Michael and Donald Talley; two nieces, Lydia and Marquita Whitney; grandparents Katherine and George Bucknor; her beloved cat Chloe and a host of other relatives and friends.