Joyce Gemayel (Arabic: جويس جميل) (born Joyce Tyan) is the wife of former president of Lebanon, Amine Gemayel (1982-1988), and mother of the assassinated politician Pierre Amine Gemayel, and Samy Gemayel.
Joyce Tyan married Amine Gemayel in 1967, becoming part "of one of Lebanon's most prominent Christian political dynasties." They have three children, Pierre, Sami and Nicole.
Assassination of her son, Pierre Gemayel
Pierre Gemayel was assassinated on 21 November 2006. Images of Joyce Gemayel grieving her son were widely used in global media reports, illustrating the "tears and cries of anger" of the mourners. Subsequently, and alongside her husband, Gemayel spoke out against political killings in Lebanon, and encouraged Christian Lebanese to be "united" in opposition to Syrian influence in the country.