Joyce Slagle Tate
March 27, 1937 – March 8, 2018
Joyce Slagle Tate, 80, went to be with her Saviour Thursday March 8, 2018. Born in Franklin NC on March 27, 1937, Joyce was the daughter of the late William (Bill) Cecil and Ella Reeves Slagle.
Preceded in death by her siblings, Lois Mews, Cecil Slagle, Troy Slagle, and Rita Oakes. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Bill Dean Tate, her daughters, Vanessa and husband Rev. Chris Lee, Connie and husband Kent Kilpatrick. Her grandchildren Dustin and wife Heather Lee, Andrew Kilpatrick, Matthew Kilpatrick and great grandchildren, Cassidy Lee and Dylan Cook. Also surviving, her two sisters, Fayrine Vause and Jeanette Terry, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was loved by all who knew her, a dedicated follower of Christ, a powerful prayer warrior, a wonderful listener, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
She loved reading - especially God’s Word, quilting, gardening, working puzzles, fishing, crafts, the beach, and the mountains.
Most of all she loved her Saviour Jesus and spending time with her family.
-Words are insufficient when it comes to the love we have for her and how much we will miss her-
Pall bearers- Dustin Lee, Andrew Kilpatrick, Matthew Kilpatrick, Cassidy Lee, Reggie Oakes, Isaac Oakes
- Ella Reeves Slagle, Mother
- William "Bill" Cecil Slagle, Father
- Bill Dean Tate, Husband
- Vanessa and husband Rev. Chris Lee, Daughter
- Connie and husband Kent Kilpatrick, Daughter
- Dustin and wife Heather Lee, Grandson
- Andrew Kilpatrick, Grandson
- Matthew Kilpatrick, Grandson
- Cassidy Lee, Great Grandson
- Dylan Cook, Great Grandson
- Fayrine Vause, Sister
- Jeanette Terry, Sister
- Lois Mews, Sister
- Rita Oakes, Sister
- Cecil Slagle, Brother
- Troy Slagle, Brother
- Joyce also leave behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
- Dustin Lee
- Andrew Kilpartick
- Matthew Kilpatrick
- Cassidy Lee
- Reggie Oakes
- Isaac Oakes
- Receiving of Friends Monday, March 12, 2018
- Celebration of Life Monday, March 12, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, March 12, 2018
Joyce Slagle Tate
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March 9, 2018
Joyce was one of the kindest, sweetest people, I have met! I deeply appreciate her love for my sister Angeline. Angie so looked forward to her calls and visits and she will miss this so much!
Bill and Joyce were truly one! I learned to love Joyce through the years and my heart is breaking with yours!
One thing for sure! We know where she is!
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! God has promised this, to all of those who have put their trust in His Son, the Lord Jesus! Heaven is sweeter today! I will see her again! Praying for the family!
March 8, 2018
I could have never asked for a more loving, caring mother-in-law than Joyce. She was truly my second mother for almost the last 30 years. Her love for her family, her husband and soul mate Bill for over 60 years was always a true inspiration and example on how I wanted to love my wife and children. I know, with no doubt in my mind, that she is now in Heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and dancing with the angels and all of her family that had gone on before her. Joyce, I will forever miss your smile, sweet voice and all the delicious food she would always make whenever we came to visit! She was the best cook in the world! Rest in Peace Mama. I will see you again in Heaven!