Martha Joyce

July 22, 1936October 14, 2020

Martha Joyce, 84, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at her home in Clinton. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with the funeral service to follow in the chapel. Mrs. Joyce was born on July 22, 1936 in Birmingham, AL. She worked for McRae’s/Belk at Metro Center for 28 years in the men’s fragrance department. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and was involved in the Senior Adult Ministries. Mrs. Joyce loved working in her yard, decorating her home, and taking her granddog, Hank, on daily walks. She is preceded in death by her husband, James H. Joyce, Jr.; son, James B. Joyce; father, Robert "Bob" Dowling; parents, Morris and Viola Carmack Ogles; sisters, Jean Mitchell and Betty DeRamus; brothers-in-law, Bobby Mitchell, Kenny DeRamus, Gomer Evans and Bill Wright. Mrs. Joyce is survived by her children, Cheryl Leggett (Art), Steve Joyce (Charlotte), Joel Joyce, Andy Joyce (Lisa); daughter-in-law, Faith Joyce; grandchildren, Zachary Joyce, Heather Mitchell, Matthew Joyce, Kristi Palmer, Kaitlin Bishop, A.J. Leggett, Charlie Joyce, Marylynn Rood, Amy Joyce, James Joyce, Connor Joyce, Marley Montgomery and Ian Joyce. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Wright and 12 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkway Baptist Church at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Linda Knight

October 15, 2020

In loving memory of our Aunt Martha. Your Nieces in Virginia
Daughters of Joe Joyce - Mary Mantlo, Linda Knight, Fay Joyce


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