Joyce Mae Thigpin Thigpin Marshburn

May 21, 1927July 15, 2013

Joyce Mae Thigpin Marshburn, 86, of Richlands died Monday, July 15, 2013 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Bible Church Ministries. Joyce was an avid bird watcher and loved Sun Flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband: Gordon Marshburn.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Bible Church Ministries, Richlands at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Eric Jones officiating. The family will receive friends following service.

She is survived by her daughters: Sondra North of Wilmington, NC, Brenda Petrey and husband Ron of Lawrenceville, Ga.; brother: Leonard Thigpin of Ca.; sister: Mildred Turbenville of Ca.; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Joyce Marshburn, 742 N. Main Street, ,Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.

Condolences may be made at .

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Joyce Mae Thigpin Thigpin Marshburn

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Eve Hicks

July 25, 2013

Wish we had known about both Miss Joyce's and Mr. Gordon's passing. We thought the world of both of them. My daughter, Emma, had an extra special relationship with Miss Joyce. They shared a love of cats and Emma always appreciated how she was always welcome in Miss Joyce's home. She will always treasure the doll Miss Joyce gave her and we both will always treasure the sweet memories of this lovely lady.


July 17, 2013

You will be missed dearly.