Joseph Lindsay Joyce, age 68 of 140 Randolph Street, Bennett, passed away Monday (July 25, 2011) in Bennett .
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday (July 28, 2011) at Pleasant Grove Christian Church where he was a member with The Rev. Mark Strickland , Rev. Tim Strider, and Rev. Chuck Rowland officiating. Burial will follow at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
A native of Randolph County, he was the son of the late Andrew J. and Cloyce Brady Joyce. He was a 1962 graduate of Gupton-Jones Mortuary College in Dallas, TX. In 1972 he opened what is now Joyce- Brady Chapel. He dedicated his life to funeral service with over 50 years of service.
He was a lifetime member of the Marietta Lodge #0444 in Ramseur and was a 33 degree Mason; was a member of the Bennett Fire Department for over 18 years and was a charter member of the Tri-County Ruritan Club where he held most every office including District Zone Governor in 2004.
He is survived by: his wife of 48 years Ollie Logsdon Joyce of the home; daughters Kim J. Mounce and husband Danny of Mebane, Kellie J. Garcia and husband Dennis of Asheboro; brother Larry Joyce and wife Betty Ann of Bennett, Laverne Joyce of Fayetteville; granddaughter Faith Rose Mounce of Mebane; grandson Chris Garcia of Colorado.
The family will receive friends Wednesday July 27, 2011 from 1:00 -3:00 PM and from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Joyce- Brady Chapel in Bennett and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to: Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund, 68 Bonlee Street, Bennett, NC 27208, Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 5946 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, NC 27208 or to Brush Creek Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Judy Lane, Bear Creek, NC 27207.