Joy Rose Armour

July 27, 1982November 24, 2012

GASTONIA — Joy Rose Armour, 30, passed away Nov. 24, 2012, at the Robin Johnson House.

She was born in Shelby and was the daughter of Thomas R. and April Whitaker Armour.

Joy graduated from North Gaston High School, graduate of Gaston College with Associate Degrees in Medical Transcripts, Office Technology and Arts. She was employed at Gaston College as a Secretary in the Medical Assisting/Phlebotomy and Health Promotion Department.

Joy is survived by her husband, Justin D. Rash; two loving children, Ariana and Nyah; parents, Thomas and April Armour of Dallas; one sister, Elaine Brown and husband Eric of Charlotte; two brothers, Luke Armour of Louisville, Kentucky, Daryl Armour and wife Tara of Raleigh.

A receiving of friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday will be at Dallas Funeral Home, 212 West Trade Street, Dallas.

Online condolences may be made at:

Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Armour family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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December 23, 2013

Lately I have thought of you, and your family, I know that you have a strong husband as do I. True love never ceases to amaze me. Peace, Love, Empathy, Rebekah Powell, Lillian Locklear and Jonathon Locklear.

November 30, 2012

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
- Numbers 6:24-26

Connie Barnett

Melissa Waite

November 28, 2012

Give em' hell up there like you did down here. Live it up girl. Pain free. Draw us some beautiful clouds for all to see and let us know you are good. I regret not getting together the last time I visited, but life had a way, as we found out. Watch over those beautiful children of yours. You are gravely missed already.

Vanessa McNeil

November 28, 2012

May the Lord be your comfort and strength. May His love sustain you and give you hope for the future.

Kim Van Wie

November 27, 2012

Gaston College has lost one of its best and brightest. Joy will forever be in our hearts, minds, and souls. My deepest sympathy to all those who love her and will miss her more than words can ever express.

Robbie DeCamp

November 27, 2012

With you gone the sun seems a little less bright, colors a little less vivid, and life a little more bleak. Those of us left behind must take what comfort and solace we can in the knowledge that your pain and suffering has finally ended. That now you are watching over us from your place with the Lord in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in their time of mourning. I will always love you Joy.

Sean Lee

November 27, 2012

Dear April,
I am a good friend of Leah, your sister, I know your heart is so broken over Joy's short life. We, carmel staff has been praying for Joy ever since we found out about her cancer. Just keep in your mind that Joy is no longer hurting and fully live!!!
May our God's lovingkindness sustain you and your family, especially her two little kids and her loving husband, Justin.
Sean Lee from Charlotte, NC

Russ and Sarah Craft

November 27, 2012

To the entire Armour family : Words cannot express our condolences in this shocking moment. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. With deep compassion and heartfelt sympathy,
Russ and Sarah Craft

Graham & Amy Lynch

November 27, 2012

Justin~Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time...

Katie Fraley

November 27, 2012

My love, thoughts, and prayers to Joy's family. I was lucky to know her. Gaston College has lost a ray of sunshine. Joy was always willing to help me with our website, she was so smart! God bless you all during this difficult time.