Swansboro and Rocky Mount- Joyce S. Smithson, 82, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side, Monday, August 28, 2017. She was born August 13, 1935, in Lowndes County, MS, daughter of the late, Samuel Felton and Oweoita Lee McCullough Sanders.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday August 30, 2017 at 2:00PM at First Baptist Church of Swansboro with Dr. Larry Harper officiating. Burial will follow at the Ward Cemetery in Swansboro. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Joyce worked with her husband at Smithson, Inc in Rocky Mount as the bookkeeper. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount and then upon moving to Swansboro became a member of First Baptist Church of Swansboro. She loved spending time with her family especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Joyce is survived by husband, E. G. Smithson of the home; daughters, Suzanne Smithson of Swansboro and Nancy Karen Winstead (Richard Hugh) of Nashville; grandchildren, Rachel Ricks Ellis (Chad Harper) of Wilson and Rebecca Elizabeth Winstead (James Blackmer) of Nashville; great grandchildren, Taylor Leanne Ricks, Addison Sophia Ricks, Sterling Richard Blackmer, Savannah Ellis, Zackery Ellis, and Madelyn Ellis; sisters, Samlee Jane Armitage of New York, NY and Beth Lowenthal of Walterboro, SC.
She was preceded in death by sister, Evelyn Aldridge.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 614 W. Corbett Ave, Swansboro NC 28584 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Swansboro First Baptist Church
Wednesday August 30th, 2017
614 W. Corbett Ave.
Swansboro, NC 28584
Special Instructions: The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the service at the church.Text me the address
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My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. Be assured that God knows your pain and already has arrangements in place to make everything right again (Isaiah 26:19; John 5:28,29). Rely on Him in prayer during this difficult time, for He will give you peace of mind and "the power beyond what is normal" to cope (Philippians 4:6,7; 2 Corinthians 4:7). Take care.
Submitted by Layla on Sep 11 2017 06:52:32 AM
Soon the last enemy death will be brought to nothing by means of Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:26)Here's wishing you comfort and peace to all the family during this time of your loss. According to John 5:28, 29 you will see your loved one again in the resurrection of the dead. What a joyous time that will be for everyone!
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