Joyce W. White

Published 7:12 pm Thursday, February 11, 2016

Joyce W. White
Feb. 10, 2016 

Joyce Williams White, 90, of Washington, passed peacefully away at home on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.

Born in Rocky Mount, she was the daughter of the late Ashley and Flonnie Williams. She attended local schools and graduated from Washington High School where she was a majorette. Joyce was a member of First United Methodist Church and taught the preschool Sunday school class for many years. She was a member of the Callie Peele Circle and an active member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a former Girl Scout troop leader.

Joyce loved being outside working in her yard and planting beautiful flowers. She enjoyed making baskets, wreaths, dried arrangements and decorating. She enjoyed artwork and was a talented painter. She was a wonderful cook and hostess. Among her many activities, she loved bird watching, reading and sailing. But most of all, Joyce loved her family.

In addition to her husband of 69 years, Lloyd Winborne White Jr. (Jack), Joyce is survived by two sons, L.W. White III (Windy) and Sue of Charlotte, Dr. Fred Ashley and Dr. Shelly White of Ocala, Florida; a daughter, Pamela W. McAlister and John Traynum of Easley, South Carolina; a granddaughter, Kristi Smith and her husband, John, of Charlotte; two grandsons, Ashley White and his wife, Jill, of Charleston, and Ethan White of Gainesville, Florida; and two precious great-grandsons, Grayden and Finley; a favorite nephew, Harry Bailey;  and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Mason Williams and Ashley Williams; and her five sisters, Inez Bailey, Frances Denning, Lynn Bright, Dollie Huff and Ann Rhodes.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Joyce’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory.

The family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church (Sanctuary Fund), 304 W. Second St., Washington NC 27889.

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