Racine Joyce Craig

June 21, 1926March 11, 2014
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Racine Joyce Craig, age 87, passed away March 11, 2014, at the Stanleytown Healthcare Center.

Born in Patrick County June 21, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Louie Washington Joyce and Susie Tuggle Joyce. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 44 years, Posey Roy Craig, sister, Edith Wray, and brothers, Curtis and Dolphus Joyce.

Racine was employed by Fieldcrest Mills for more than 30 years. She was a faithful member of Blackberry Baptist Church for over 60 years, where she sang in the choir, served as a Sunday school teacher, WMU president, VBS director, and in various other capacities.

She is survived by her daughter Phyllis Ramsey and son-in-law, Jimmy Ramsey, her son, Blaine Joyce Criag, five grandchildren, Melissa Ramsey Carter, Scott Ramsey, Michael Craig, Madison Craig Hailey Craig, three great-grandchildren, Bradley J. Carter, Reagan Ramsey, Reese Ramsey, sisters, Ilda Mitchell, Geneva Dillon, Nellie Terry (Carl), Bea Adams (David), Peggy Merriman (Moyer), and brothers, Bobby Joyce (Jean), Tommy Joyce (Emma Dean), and Ronnie Joyce.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett, and other times at the home of her daughter, Phyllis Ramsey. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Blackberry Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Kieselbach and the Rev. Dr. G. H. Vaughan officiating. Interment will follow in Old Center Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Blackberry Baptist Church or to Old Center Cemetery fund, c/o Mrs. Ann Martin, 2474 Stones Dairy Rd, Bassett, VA 24055.

Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Home, Bassett, where online condolences may be made at:


  • Visitation Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 15, 2014

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Amy Donavant

April 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family. Miss seeing you all! Take care.

Janice Lott

April 7, 2014

May all the wonderful memories give you all peace and joy.

Bonnie Goard

March 15, 2014

Rest in Peace, Aunt Racine. Much love to her children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, too. My deepest sympathy.

March 15, 2014

Peggy, we are so very sorry you have lost your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Margaret and Ray Davis

Gloria Moran

March 14, 2014

Praying for all of Racine's family!! may God comfort all her family!!
We love you

Susan Beeson

March 14, 2014

Many thoughts and prayers to your family!! I have to THANK y'all for sharing the wonderful pictures!! It was great to see Racine how I will always remember her with that BIG smile!!! It was also great to see my grandma (Nellie) in those pictures as well!
Much love, Susan (daughter of Bonnie), Paul, Kristina Beeson & Billy Overman

Johnny Miller

March 14, 2014

Much sadness,. Racine and Roy was were great friends who helped Linda and I get on our feet in our early years.