Joyce Owens Andrews

May 3, 1935June 15, 2012

Joyce Owens Andrews, 77, went home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 15th at Friends Home at Guilford surrounded by her family.

Joyce was born on May 3, 1935 in High Point, the daughter of Elborn and Cassie Owens. She married James Donald Andrews on Sept. 21, 1961. Joyce was a nurse for all of her working life and even after retirement spent much time caring for those she loved. Her greatest joy in life were her children and grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, James Donald “J.D.” Andrews and brothers, Dick Owens and Don Owens. Surviving are her son, Scott Andrews and wife Lisa of Whitsett, NC and daughter, Donna Shaw and husband Kirk of Summerfield, NC; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Shaw, Shelby Andrews, Landon Shaw; sister, Linda Shaw of Greensboro, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. A Celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Friends Home at Guilford, Woolman Hall.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the caring staff at Friends Home and Hospice for the special care given to Mrs. Andrews and for the friendships of her “Woolman Hall friends.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.


  • Visitation Monday, June 18, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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April 13, 2013

Joyce was my mentor and second mom while I worked on 2W at Wesley Long.
She immediately took me under her wing and was a wonderful guiding force in my nursing. We became friends and I will always be grateful for her love and support in my life. Paula Payne (High Point)

June 18, 2012

I well remember riding w/Ma-maw Owens to pick up Linda at Jamestown H.S., Dick was a 'soda jerk' in the local Jamestown pharmacy and Joyce was in Nursing school. The times at the Pump Station with the entire family...almost like a clan that seemed to me a perfect mix of people who loved each other unconditionally and enjoyed being together often. The family dinners in that house beside Mr. Epton, the many Christmas Days we gathered in that living room w/Grandaddy's pipe smoke in the air.

Almost like it was yesterday.

Joyce was a wonderful aunt, caring daughter, loving sister, loyal wife and doting, involved mom. She had a passionate personality, a typical Owens-like opinion about almost everything and I bet those traits are found in Scott and Donna and their children. Hope so.

I'll never forget her and those great times we shared as a complete family.


Don Owens, Jr. (Butch)

Mandy Levens

June 17, 2012

I read this poem this morning and thought of your mother. She was very loving, opening her heart to help those that she could. Please know that you each are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We love you all.

Loss of Mother Poem

Now that I am gone,
remember me with smiles and laughter.
And if you need to cry,
cry with your brother or sister
who walks in grief beside you.
And when you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
There are so many who need so much.
I want to leave you something --
something much better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I've known
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart
as well as in your mind.
You can love me most
by letting your love reach out to our loved ones,
by embracing them and living in their love.
Love does not die, people do.
So, when all that's left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.

~ Author unknown