Joan Smith Huffman

January 20, 1933February 19, 2021

Joan Smith Huffman, 88, of High Point, NC. I arrived on Earth, January 20, 1933 to Claude and Alette Smith of Rocky Point, NC (No, we didn’t crack rocks back then to make fire!).

Enjoyed & loved two sisters, Mrs. David (Vivian) Fernandez, deceased and Mrs. Robert (Pati) Sheahan of Jamestown, NC.

I graduated Burgaw HS in 1951 and moved to High Point, NC to attend Business College. First job was private sector for Dr. Dennis Cook, President of HP College. Later on I was bookkeeper for 25 years for Kennedy Oil Co. During a short marriage, I had the loves of my life, a daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Karen) Rhoades of Wasilla, Alaska and a son, Mr. Robert A. Lee III of Thomasville, NC. One grandson I loved, Hunter Rhoades of Killdeer, ND.

Later in life I married Venable Huffman who owned and operated Huffman Paint Co. He was also an Elder at our Worship Center, The Church at HP.

Every summer we toured and danced all over Europe until he passed away with Parkinson’s in 1999. He was a precious gift to me from our Lord.

To so many people I hold dear, I have moved to #7, Golden Street. In “passing,” please come see me; it’s Heavenly!!

Per Joan’s request, no formal services will be held.

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Jacque Coffee Orlando

February 24, 2021

Joan was a mentor. I never thought of her as being older than me, as she was always a firecracker of youth & life. What I loved most about my sister is how she still is: Exuberant, thoughtful, full of laughter and opinions, loving her Lord. She taught me how to forgive and persevere in difficult times. My condolences to Karen and Robert, the Huffman family, as well as the church at High Point. xoxo, Jacque

David and Vicky christenbury

February 23, 2021

Sweet Joan...We haven't know you as long as we would have liked to. We met you in your neighborhood through my sister. You had the most sweetest and funny personality that made all around you feel so very comfortable. I know you will be missed by many. Im sure in heaven you are having a blast.

Chrissy Hughes

February 23, 2021

I work for the plumbing company that Joan would call on when she needed help with something. She was the most delightful person. I would call her just to check in from time to time. She never let a conversation pass that she didn't tell you about her Jesus! And even though I never met her in person, she left a lasting impression. Prayers for her family and her church that she loved dearly, and spoke of fondly.

Mary and Jerry Hooper

February 23, 2021

We became Joan’s neighbors in September 2020 and instantly were welcomed by her with flowers and greetings. She quickly became a friend, and we were able to help her in small ways as her health deteriorated . What a wonderful lady so full of vim and vigor despite her fragile condition. We were blessed to know her for these few months and want her family to know we will miss her. Our deepest sympathy goes to her family and those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.
Mary and Jerry Hooper

Dora Law

February 20, 2021

Sweet, sweet Joan. I worked closely with her during the past few years. She was always a blessing to me and so funny. Such a testimony for the Lord she loved. I will miss her so much, but wouldn't wish her back for anything. No more pain, suffering, or worrying. See you in Heaven my friend!!!