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Joyce Mae Fleenor

May 24, 1949November 9, 2020
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Joyce Mae Fleenor passed away to her Heavenly home on November 9, 2020 at Holston Valley Medical Center with her loving husband by her side after a brief illness.

Joyce was born on May 24, 1949 in Bluff City, TN to Ray Robert Smith and Vernell Brewer Smith. Joyce was the beloved wife of Lloyd Fleenor for 54 wonderful years, mother of Angela Kaye Fleenor Gilliam, Sandra Lee Fleenor Tate and Douglas Allen Fleenor, grandmother of Brandie Gilliam Wishon, Ethan Garrett Gilliam and Elijah James Tate, and great grandmother to Charlotte Kaye Wishon. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bristol, TN and attended Bluff City High School. Joyce was active for many years in the food industry.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Vernell, her daughter, Angela, her son, Douglas; and sister, Patricia Sproles. What a beautiful reunion she had!

Joyce is survived by her loving husband, Lloyd; daughter, Sandra; three grandchildren, Brandie & husband Michael, Ethan & wife Kasey, and Elijah; great grandchild, Charlotte; two brothers, Randall Smith & wife Patsy and Richard Smith; two sisters, Brenda Hoard & husband John and Ginger Strahan; brother in law, Carl Fleenor & wife Jan, three sister in laws, Donna Fleenor & partner David, Linda "Kathy" Rutter & husband Butch, and Marji "Karen" Brown; and many special nieces, nephews and friends.

Joyce was a sweet, caring person who loved giving to others. She was always kind and would help anyone in need. She was a wonderful cook and baker, and holidays at her home were always magical. Joyce loved others fiercely and will always have a special place in her loved ones hearts.

The family will receive friends on Friday (November 13, 2020) from noon to 2 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Burnette officiating.

Joyce will be entombed on Friday (November 13, 2020) at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to the Fleenor family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Fleenor family.

  • FAMILY

  • Ray Robert and Vernell (Brewer) Smith, Parents (deceased)
  • Angela Kaye Fleenor Gilliam, Daughter (deceased)
  • Douglas Allen Fleenor, Son (deceased)
  • Patricia Sproles, Sister (deceased)
  • Lloyd Fleenor, Loving husband of 54 years
  • Sandra Lee Fleenor Tate, Daughter
  • Brandie Gilliam Wishon & husband Michael, Ethan Garrett Gilliam & wife Kasey, and Elijah James Tate, Three Grandchildren
  • Charlotte Kaye Wishon, Great Granddaughter
  • Randall Smith & wife Patsy and Richard Smith, Two Brothers
  • Brenda Hoard & husband John and Ginger Strahan, Two Sisters
  • Carl Fleenor & wife Jan, Brother-in-Law
  • Donna Fleenor & partner David, Linda "Kathy" Rutter & husband Butch, and Marji "Karen" Brown, Three Sister-in-Laws
  • Many special nieces, nephews, and friends

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Funeral Sevice

    Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Entombment

    Friday, November 13, 2020

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Kathy Rutter

November 13, 2020

There are no words to describe the loss! From the day our brother brought you into our family as a young bride you have been cherished as a dear “Sister”. We’ve grown up together, raised our Families together, shared happy times & heartbreaking times! We’ve made some wonderful memories together that I will cherish the rest of my life! I will carry you in my heart forever! I know you are having such a wonderful reunion with all our Loved ones - give them all a hug, tell them I miss & love them. Til we meet again sweet Joyce - I LOVE YOU!

Cindy Brady

November 12, 2020

Dave and I never had the pleasure of meeting Joyce but knew of her kindness through Aunt Emma and the cousins.
Our condolences to you Lloyd and to all of Joyce’s family and friends.
We all have quite a beautiful reunion to look forward to when our days in this world are done.

Peggy Sherman

November 10, 2020

I loved Joyce. When she lived in London,KY I worked at her shop with her. We would ride up to Old Town Berea, KY and shop, talk and laugh all day. She gave me the only birthday party I ever had. You could not get a better friend. She will be missed so much😔❤

Gary Garland

November 10, 2020

so sorry to hear of the death of Joyce. She was a fine Christian lady. we do not say goodbye forever but just so long for s while. prayers are with you Lloyd and family

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