STONEVILLE — Zelva Newman Joyce, 92, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Morehead Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 30, 2010, in the Chapel at Ray Funeral Home with Reverend Bruce Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Stoneville Municipal Cemetery.
Mrs. Joyce was born in Patrick County, Virginia on August 18, 1917 to the late Pete Taylor Newman and Minnie Tamson Sheppard Newman. She was a member of Mayodan Pentecostal Holiness Church and was retired from Washington Mills.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bernard W. Joyce Sr.; sisters Ola Watkins, Sibby Watkins, Thelma Gunter, Annie Martin, Jean Newman; brothers, Bennett Newman and Matthew Newman.
Surviving are sons, Bernard W. Joyce, Jr., and wife Frankie of Stoneville, NC and James T. Joyce of Brookfield, WI; sisters, Bannie Watson and Rachel Beasley of Mayodan and brother Henry Newman of Madison; grandchildren Warren, Heather, Ashley, Jayme and Evan; great-grandchildren Justin, Taylor, Jasmine and Nathan.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Ray Funeral Home and other times at the home of Warren and Frankie Joyce, 3468 US 220 Business, Stoneville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Alzheimers Foundation in Zelva’s name by visiting http://act.alz.org/goto/zelvanewmanjoyce or by calling (800) 272-3900; or to Hospice of Rockingham County by visiting http://www.hospiceofrockinghamcounty.com or calling (336) 427-9022.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.rayfuneralhome.com.