Joyce Greene

Joyce Greene, of Walnut Cove, formerly of Bakersville, went home to be with her Savior and Lord Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at LifeBrite Community Hospital of Stokes in Danbury.

Born in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Holden and Cora Stevens Garland. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Greene, who passed away in 2008. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Greene; sisters, Faye Clemmer, Lois Burch and Mae Michael; and her brothers, Shelby and Bill Garland.

Joyce loved the Lord and her church family. She will be remembered as a prayer warrior and also for witnessing to everyone she met. She enjoyed singing and sang in two gospel music groups, the Silver Chapel Trio and Cub Creek Trio, and she was a member of the Willow Oak Baptist Church. She loved her family and was a wonderful grandmother to her granddaughter, Katy, who was her life. She also loved children of all ages.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Linda Willis, and husband, the Rev. Clifford Willis, of Walnut Cove; her granddaughter, Katy Willis, of Walnut Cove; her sister, Kate Ormand, and husband, Jimmy, of Gastonia; and her brothers, Edmond Garland, and wife, Jean, of Bessemer City, and L.H. Garland, and wife, Mary Lynn, of Stanley.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the memorial service honoring the life of Joyce Greene at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Willow Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Willis and the Rev. Wesley Bullins officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the church.

The family would like to extend special “thanks” to the staff, nurses and CNAs of LifeBrite Community Hospital of Stokes for their excellent care of Joyce.

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Gideon’s International.

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to, selecting Joyce Greene’s name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is assisting the Greene family. Mrs. Greene’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.

Mitchell News-Journal • Dec. 12, 2018

The MItchell News

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