Gaynelle Fields Joyce
August 6, 1918 - April 25, 2013
Gaynelle Fields Joyce, 94, passed away early Thursday morning, April 25, 2013, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County in Wentworth, NC.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, April 27, at Overlook Mausoleum.
Mrs. Joyce was born August 6, 1918 in Spray, NC, daughter of the late Oscar Wilde Fields and Sallie Miles Fields. She was a graduate of Leaksville High School Class of 1935 and a member of Leaksville Christian Church. Mrs. Joyce was a 25 year volunteer for Morehead Memorial Hospital. She was a retired case worker for Rockingham County Department of Social Services.
She is survived by her sons, James Joyce and wife, Cindy and Carlton Joyce, of Eden; daughter, Robin Helms of Hampstead, NC; four grandchildren, Mitzie Purdy, David Brooks, Allison Overby and Jessica Hatcher; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Worley Joyce; and four brothers.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Overlook Mausoleum and other times at the home of James Joyce, 1125 Simpson Street. Mrs. Joyce will be at Fair Funeral Home Friday afternoon up until the service for anyone cannot make the service on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375; or to American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
Aunt Gaynelle will be greatly missed. She was such a loving person, and one that we always loved to visit. I will always have her in my heart. Jimmy and Carlton - will keep you in my prayers.
Sylvia Fields Barefoot
A great part of my growing up in Leaksville in the 40's and 50's was the Leaksville Christian Church ... and Worley and Gaynelle were a great part of the life of the church. They both meant a lot to me in my early years. My deepest sympathy to their family. I pray God's blessings and comfort for all of you.
James ("Jimmy") Adkins
Mom's are so special and it is hard to let them go. Please know she is in a better place and suffers no more. I know she was special and you will all miss her everyday. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Brenda and Jack
Brenda P hearne
Gaynelle was a super lady and I loved going to her house throughout my years. She and Uncle Worley were special to me. I will miss her and our visits. May GOd grant peace to each of the family members.
Peggy Joyce Kendrick
Robin, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom will be greatly missed by all. Jimmy called me this morning.
I am so sorry to see that Gaynelle has passed. She was a fine woman and will be remembered fondly. My prayers are with the family.
Robin and family, We were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Cherish all those wonderful memories of your mom. She will be always with you in your heart until you join her someday. Know that YOU and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. During this difficult time of loss, may God embrace you!
Sherry and Keith Aheron
Mitzie and Family, So very sorry for your loss, Remember the memories you all made together , they will always be in your heart.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Donnie & Terri Scott
Carlton and family, We are very sorry for your loss. You family will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
Melanie & Byron Curry
Carlton my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May The Lord comfort and bring you peace in the days and weeks to come. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Pamela Billings (A frind of Betty's)
so sorry for your loss...I sure she was loved and will be missed...just look to Jesus our Savior, during this time of grief he is there to help
So sorry to hear of Gaynelle's passing. She was my second mom while growing up and made me feel so welcome in the home. She is one that created those memories to cherish forever. She is now resting peacefully and enjoying her eternal home. With much sympathy and love. Jan Hill Odell
Jan Hill Odell
So sorry to hear about the passing of Gaynelle. She was always such a great lady. I remember coming to her house when mama (Shirley Pulliam) was selling Avon and these two had such a good visit. I know how difficult this time is, but knowing she's not suffering helps a little. Take care and again, so sorry for your loss.
Great memories of Gaynelle are over-whelming. Laughter was a large part of all our conversations. I can see her eyes twinkling now at the mention of her "3" Children. She & Worley had such Love & Concern for the "foster children" that were fortunate and blessed to be in their home. Her Crown will be Beautiful for all the many "Children" she Mothered. God's Peace be with all of Gaynelle's Family.
Sarah Kestner London
I am sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love in Christ, Pandy Hawker
Please know my thoughts, love and prayers are with you all. Brent M. Scott
Brent M. Scott
Just heard of Gaynelle's passing. Sorry we was unable to attend but please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days ahead. Our deepest sympathy. Norman & Linda Joyce Surfside Beach SC
Norman & Linda Joyce