Joyce Joyner Taylor

September 15, 1946July 13, 2020

Joyce Joyner Taylor, 73, of Wilson passed away Monday. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2020, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, NC.

Joyce retired from the North Carolina court system as a Deputy Clerk in 2002. Following her retirement, she worked as a researcher for the “Judge Judy” television program. Joyce was a long-time member of Highland Independent Church. She loved working in the yard and spending time with her family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane T. Krob (Bobby) of Wilson and Sharron T. Moore (Kevin) of Black Creek; two grandsons who were her pride and joy, Brandon Krob and Caleb Moore; and two brothers, Norman Joyner (Margie) of Emporia, VA and Mitch Joyner (Mary) of Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Willard and Iris Ingram Joyner.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


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Sarah Bailey

July 22, 2020

What a privilege and joy it was to work with Joyce in the court system. She was an outstanding professional and so helpful to everyone. Was she ever without that smile? All who knew her were blessed. You are in my prayers at this difficult time. With love in Christ, Sarah Patterson Bailey

Deborah Moore

July 18, 2020

Diane and Sharon, I am so sorry . mama just told me yesterday about ms Joyce. I can't remember her not having a smile . sweet lady and again I'm so sorry. My prayers thoughts are with you

Pam Howell

July 16, 2020

Diane, Bobby, Brandon and extended Family....I am sorry for your loss. All of you are in my prayers. 🙏🏻

Lisa Hutchinson

July 16, 2020

Oh my dears Diane and Sharron,

I am so so sorry to hear of MS. Joyce's passing. I know when I saw you Monday Sharron, you said she was real sick. All of you have been on my heart heavy. Please know I have prayers up for God's peace love and light to embrace all of you. (((BIG HUGS)))


Camela Varnell

July 15, 2020

Diane and Sharron, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman! I remember her coming out to help decorate for K5 graduation- and I mean very helpful, not just sitting and watching!! We couldn’t have done it without her Those grandsons were her sunrise and sunset and she will live on through you all.

I’m praying for you

Vikki Brantley

July 15, 2020

I know this women will be miss by so many I will miss her deeply. But I know we all will see eachother again.

Sandra May

July 15, 2020

We will miss you Joyce. But you are rejoicing in heaven with God.

Ginger Bryant

July 15, 2020

Dear Diane and Sharon, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother I have known and loved your mother for over 50 years she was a beautiful lady inside and out and my heart goes out to you bothI will be keeping you and your family in my prayers in the days ahead 🙏

Beverly Shackleford

July 15, 2020

Sister Joyce was a wonderful lady and such a beautiful smile. I surely will miss her and I loved her very much. She always when she can into church would hug me and ask how the family. I truly will miss her. Prayers for her family

Pamela McCausland

July 15, 2020

Diane and Sharon , and your family , I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet and beautiful lady. with a beautiful soul. Known all of you a long time. I was sadden to hear she had got so sick and sadden to hear she had passed away. May God be with you all through this difficult time. Many prayers for comfort and peace.


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