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Kirksey Funeral Home

69 North Main Street, Marion, NC

OBITUARY

Joyce Melissa Stevenson Poteat

July 16, 1937December 25, 2019
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Joyce Melissa Stevenson Poteat, 82, of Marion, departed this life on Christmas morning, December 25, 2019, at Mission Hospital McDowell with her her loving family by her side. Born in Halifax County North Carolina to the late George Stevenson and Mary Lou Olive Roebuck, Mrs. Poteat was a longtime employee of Rose’s in the jewelry department where she later retired. Joyce loved the Lord and had a Bachelor of Theology. She was a member of Cross Mill Pentecostal Holiness Church, and she loved playing the piano and singing. Survivors include her husband, Walter Ervin Poteat; a son, Walter Alan Poteat (Tammy); a daughter, Melissa Poteat Queen (John); six grandchildren, Avery Poteat, Hadassah Poteat, Nikki Boone, Dillion Lyons, Chelsea Queen, Sierra Queen Whisenant; great grandchildren, Taylor, Levi, and Ezekiel Boone, and Emmett, Karisma, and Ariel Whisenant. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Pierce (Harmon). Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Doug Hall officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior, from 2 to 3 PM. Entombment will follow at McDowell Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Avery Poteat, Dillion Lyons, Taylor, Levi, and Caleb Boone, Tyler Whisenant, and John Queen. Ezekiel Boone will be an honorary pallbearer. Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion has the honor of serving the Poteat family.

  • FAMILY

  • Walter Ervin Poteat, Husband
  • Walter Alan Poteat (Tammy), Son
  • Melissa Poteat Queen (John), Daughter
  • Avery Poteat, Grandson
  • Hadassah Poteat, Granddaughter
  • Nikki Boone, Granddaughter
  • Dillion Lyons, Grandson
  • Chelsea Queen, Granddaughter
  • Sierra Queen Whisenant, Granddaughter
  • Taylor Boone, Great Grandson
  • Levi Boone, Great Grandson
  • Ezekiel Boone, Great Grandson
  • Emmett Whisenant, Great Grandson
  • Karisma Whisenant, Great Granddaughter
  • Ariel Whisenant, Great Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Pierce (Harmon), Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Avery Poteat
  • Dillion Lyons
  • Taylor Boone
  • Levi Boone
  • Caleb Boone
  • John Queen
  • Tyler Whisenant
  • Ezekiel Boone, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 27, 2019

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Joyce Melissa Stevenson Poteat

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jackie stamey

December 30, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. she was a great person.

millie kirby

December 28, 2019

Melissa So sorry for your loss. our mother was a sweet lady. My prayers are with you and John at this time.
Millie Kirby












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