Nov 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries

MAYODAN — Mrs. Bessie Ann Clark Joyce, 89, on her journey, passed into eternity Monday evening November 26, 2012, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County surrounded by her loving family.

Bessie’s Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at Mayodan Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. John Atkins officiating, eulogy delivered by Richard Brink. Interment will follow at Mayodan Municipal Cemetery.

A Stokes County native, Bessie was born May 27, 1923 the daughter of Levi Clark and Sudie Lawson Clark. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from MacField Texturing with over 25 years of service.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Watt Joyce; daughter Shirley Williams; three brothers and four sisters.

Bessie is survived by three children, J.D. Joyce and life partner Richard Brink of San Francisco, CA, Willie Ray Joyce and wife Georgia of Fieldale, VA and Ann Woods and husband Steve of Eden; two brothers, Franklin Clark and wife Anne of Madison and Bobby Clark and wife Jane of Mount Airy; nine Grandchildren; six Great Grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to

Special thanks to David Craig, many special friends and family.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.

Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the Joyce family.

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