Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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Drema Joyce

September 4, 1960May 6, 2020
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Mrs. Drema Gayle Linkous Joyce, age 59 of Collinsville, Virginia, passed away on May 6, 2020. Mrs. Joyce was born on September 4, 1960 in Princeton, West Virginia to the late Paul Daniel Linkous and the late Stella Mae Weise Linkous. She was also predeceased by her husband, Ernest Roy Joyce and a sister, Paulette Linkous McKnight. She had an Associate Degree from Patrick Henry College. She was employed by GS Industries of Bassett for many years and later was employed by the Carilion Clinic. She was a member of the Upper Room Worship Center where she was Treasurer.

Mrs. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Tabatha Lynn Linkous Miller (Mark), four brothers, James D. Linkous (Melissa), Herman L. Linkous (Connie) all of Bluefield, W. VA., Gary W. Linkous (Trena) of Hiawatha, W.VA., Steven R. Linkous of Collinsville, VA., one granddaughter, Emma A. Miller and a host of nieces and nephews. Special friends, Darrell and Misty Pace and Steve and Dawn Holley. A Private Funeral Service will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jason Shupe officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Due to the Covid-19 Virus the family suggest that condolences and memories be made at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com and request in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions can be made to The Upper Room Worship Center, 200 Whitby Terrace, Fieldale, VA 24089 or to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 730 East Church Street, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Virginia is respectfully serving the Joyce Family.


  • Paul Daniel Linkous, Father (deceased)
  • Stella Mae Weise Linkous, Mother (deceased)
  • Ernest Roy Joyce, Husband (deceased)
  • Paulette Linkous McKnight, Sister (deceased)
  • Tabatha Lynn Linkous Miller, Daughter
  • Mark Miller, Son-in-law
  • Emma A. Miller, Granddaughter
  • James D. Linkous, Brother
  • Melissa Linkous, Sister-in-law
  • Herman L. Linkous, Brother
  • Connie Linkous, Sister-in-law
  • Gary W. Linkous, Brother
  • Trena Linkous, Sister-in-law
  • Steven R. Linkous, Brother
  • Darrell and Misty Pace, Special Friends
  • Steve and Dawn Holley, Special Friends
  • Mrs. Joyce is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

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Wendy Gauldin

May 9, 2020

Drema was Always a very Sweet Lady ! I worked with her at Sara Lee in the cutting room on Roy Street C shift. Very kind hearted!
RIP Drema Joyce
Thoughts and Prayers to all her family members.

Jennifer Dickerson

May 8, 2020

Dear Tabatha and family,
We are so very, very sorry for your loss. There truly are no words, but please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Dishner

May 8, 2020

So sorry for your loss of Drema. I worked with her at Carilion. She was a strong and compassionate lady. We would talk sometimes at work about her daughter and granddaughter, She loved them so much. She would show me pictures and videos of her granddaughter, We would laugh about different things and just have fun. She fought a hard fight. She is at peace now and celebrating in heaven with her sister. Love and miss you Drema. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. RIP and Fly High With The Angels,

Sharon Dishner

Bonnie Cline

May 8, 2020

Drema was such an inspiration with her faith and courage she showed! It was an honor to have worked with Drema and get to know her. I know she loved the Lord and her Grandaughter was what kept her going. I know she is resting in the Lord's arms and her battle is over. Fly High my Friend!

Leeann Evans

May 8, 2020

We love you and you will be missed. you always treated me as part of the family from day one. You were a ray of sunshine and laughter. I truly enjoyed the laughs we shared. Fly high my dear!

Sherry Agnew

May 8, 2020

Dreama and Polly were lifelong friends as well as their brothers. This separation is only temporary, I pray their wonderful memories comfort the family until that reunion day. They will surely be missed by all who knew them. Love and prayers to the family.

Donna Goins Sloane

May 8, 2020

Dreama and I were class mates in school. She was always very sweet and kind to me. I appreciated our friendship, even when I saw her years later after our school days, she was still the same. I know she will be sadly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sharon Hackley

May 8, 2020

I wanted to share that I am deeply saddened to hear about my friend Drema and her sister passing. Drema was a very special person and we had become very close friends..

I truly believe that she was a gift from God that came into my life at exactly the time I needed her most. She gave me inspiration and a will to fight. Her determination kept me ground it. Her presence always gave me strength and a warm feeling in my heart. She was such a positive influence to my life.

The Bible says that "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted." I pray that God will bless her family and give us all the strength to carry on without her.

I will say a special prayer in her memory and I cherish our giggles and all trouble we stayed in at work. I am thankful to be counted as one of her closest friends.

In Faith & Sympathy,

Sharon Hackley

Viola Walsh

May 8, 2020

Drema was a beautiful person, inside and out. She always had a hug and a compliment for me everytime I seen her. She was a delight to be around. I Love her and she will be missed greatly.

Johnny & Jo Gray

May 7, 2020

Dear Tabatha & Family, we’re so sorry for your loss and we truly love Drema she was a Angel here on earth. She was an beautiful soul who love the Lord, people and a beautiful smile, Heaven gain a beautiful Angel and We know she’s in the Presence of the Lord. She’s walking the streets of Gold completely heal with Polly, Her Mom & Dad along with the Lord!!! We love you’ll, Pastor Johnny W & Jo Gray!!!


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