Joyce Hartis Jaynes

June 9, 1931April 8, 2018

Joyce Hartis Jaynes, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ early Sunday morning, April 8, 2018, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Aldersgate. She was 86 years old.

Born June 9, 1931, in Indian Trail, North Carolina, Mrs. Jaynes was the daughter of the late Casper and Mary Hartis.

Joyce graduated from Bain High School in 1949, and received her B.S. degree from Carson Newman College in 1954. She met her future husband, M.S. at the college, where they worked in the cafeteria.

Joyce retired from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 1989, after teaching at Bain and Piney Grove Elementary School. She loved teaching and the children she taught.

She was a long time member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Joyce was a strong Christian and had a deep relationship with her Lord. She passed on these values to her family.

Joyce loved to prepare meals for her family and friends.

Mrs. Jaynes was predeceased by her parents, Casper and Mary Hartis, her beloved husband, M.S. and her first grandchild, Brittany Suggett.

Joyce loved her family and was so proud of all three of her children for the adults they have become.

Joyce is survived by her three children, Melvin E. Jaynes and his wife, Rhonda, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, Cheryl Jaynes Libby and her husband, Dennis, of Casa Grande, Arizona and Beverly Jaynes Reed and her husband, Donnie, of Mint Hill, North Carolina. She is survived by her grandchildren, Andy Reed, Ashley Reed and Matt Rutledge; and great-grandchild, Aiden Suggett. Joyce is also survived by two brothers, Gerald Hartis of Alexandria, Virginia and his wife, Joanna, and Charles Hartis of Greensboro; and his children, Sarah Weiss and Cam Hartis.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 9:00 am until 11:00 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Latin American Campus, with a funeral service immediately following at 11:00 am in the Latin American Campus Worship Center. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church Mission Fund, 7200 E. W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28215, or Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Aldersgate, 1825 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205.

The family would like to thank Little Flower Assisted Living, Carillon Assisted Living, Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Aldersgate, Robin Plummer, Detra Cureton of Hospice of Charlotte, and all the supportive family and friends for the loving care provided to Mrs. Jaynes.

Arrangements are in the care of McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Joyce Hartis Jaynes

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Doug Hatley

April 26, 2018

hate to hear mrs jaynes passing, she was my first grade teacher at Bain, her and ms were two fine people

Janet Rushing/Jones

April 10, 2018

She was a super star teacher to me. RIP

Nell Vea

April 9, 2018

I am so thankful to have known Joyce in the following ways:
First, she taught my son, Joel in the third grade at Bain. He is a 49 year old attorney now. And he remembers her fondly too. When I would see Joyce at our retired teachers' events she would ask, "How's Joel doing?"
Second, Joyce and I taught 3rd grade together at Piney Grove for a few years. She was" the best" to work with for sure.
Third, Joyce and I were members of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church family. She truly was, " my sister in Christ."
And I will always be thankful for her. She was an example of a life well lived for sure.
We all can have peace in knowing that Joyce is with the Lord and we will see her there.
You are in our prayers, precious family.
Nell Vea

Beverly Dulin Stephenson

April 8, 2018

Melvin, Cheryl & Beverly.
Joyce was my first grade teacher and we also went to church at Wilson Grove with the family.
She was a kind and wonderful lady and will be missed greatly.
Please accept my sincerest sympathy and know you will be in my thoughts and prayers, for God's comfort, peace and strength, as you all walk through these next days, weeks and months..
God bless you all and may her memory be eternal!!

Becky Brown

April 8, 2018

Dear Cheryl, Melvin, and Beverly,
We are saddened by the death of your dear mother. I have many fond memories of times spent with your Mom and Dad. Cheryl, our sleep overs, church events, camps, Mundo Vista, choir, and school. Your Mom was always supportive and sweet. She never seemed to mind all of our talking and giggling. May the peace of Christ cover your family during this time of sorrow and remembrance. Our prayers will continue for all of your family.

Much love,
Becky and Tim Brown