Joyce Lucille Pryor O’Ham

Published 7:43 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Joyce Lucille Pryor O’Ham, 86, of Wilson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home, at 2704 Nash St. N., Wilson.

Joyce was born March 22, 1932, in Craven County.. She worked as a substitute instructor in CompEd at Wilson Community College for 32 years, a job she loved. Joyce was a happy wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was married to Charles B. O’Ham (Cotton) for 56 years. He preceded her in death in 2014.

She leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters, Glenda Anderson (Benny) and Lesa Leonard (Jordan Winstead); two sons, Charles D. O’Ham Sr. (Diana Oosting) and Ben O’Ham; a daughter-in-law, Libby; 11 grandchildren, Danny Wallace, Dawn Maynard, Scott Anderson, Devin O’Ham, Lynn Bryant, Jason Leonard, Rocki Leonard, Tyler Leonard, Beth O’Ham, Ferne O’Ham, and Tyson O’Ham; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a number of much-loved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Joyce was preceded in death by two sons: Rocky P. O’Ham and Jeffrey K. O’Ham.

The O’Ham family would like to give a special thanks to the caring staff of 3HC Hospice, along with Joyce’s special neighbor, Randy Gardner.

Memorials may be directed to 3HC Hospice, 2402 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson. Online condolences may be sent to