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Joyce Ann Mayes Wade February 21, 1943 - January 13, 2022

Born: Sunday Feb 21, 1943

Died: Thursday Jan 13, 2022

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Joyce Ann Mayes Wade, 78, of Eden, NC, passed on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at her home.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 2pm at Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden with burial to follow at Danview Cemetery.  A visitation will be held for 1 hour prior to the service on January 18th and other times at Kathy’s home, 172 Longwood Dr, Eden, NC 27288.

Joyce was born February 21st, 1943, in Rockingham County, NC, to the late Ralph D Mayes and Margaret Louise Jones Mayes. She was a member of Genesis Church in Eden. Joyce worked as a beautician for more than 50 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kathy Cox (Toby) of Eden; granddaughters, Tabitha Cox and Joanna Cox, both of Eden; great-granddaughter, Kelly Rae; cousins, Sabrina Chambers and Brandy Mullis. Joyce is also survived by many loving family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her daughter, Anna Jo Wade Lane.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Kathy and family - Roger and I are so sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort and peace.
Cindy Slaughter
I am so sorry to hear about Joyce. Sending prayers for you all. She was a sweet lady and would do anything to help others. She will be missed. 
Sandra Ratliff
So sorry for your loss!
Julie Swinney Bray
Tab, Joanna, Ms. Kathy, and family,
.  We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you all. We are here if you need anything.  Love ya
Melissa McClary and Carson
So sorry for your loss. Joyce had such a lovely spirit about her. I remember some really  Fun Tupperware Parties years back. 
Kristie Rorrer
Kathy I'm so sorry for your loss! I lost mine the 16th of December. May God bless you always and especially durning this time. Love you Sheryl Wade Gentry
Sheryl W Gentry
i am so sorry for the loss of my cousin and the faimily of the cox's and mayes.. may god be with all you. if you need anything let know. i am thinking and prayer for all of you. god bless. all in this loss, joyce was a very good cousin and friend to everyone.     brenda
brenda and stan blackwell
Joyce, Linda Kennon and I (Carol Marlowe) were the best of buddies during our elementary school days and on.  I often visited in the Mayes and Kennon homes where I was welcomed and treated like visition royalty.  I remember how Joyce's mother could cook and loved having a meal with them.  I'm sad to hear of Joyce's passing.  Her sweet memory will be with me and all of us who knew her.  Condolences to her family and close friends.  May Joyce Rest in Peace in the arms of Jesus.  
Carol Ann Marlowe Gwynn
I was so very sorry to hear about Joyce Ann. I considered her a good friend as well as a family member. She was such a sweet lady and fun to be around, She dearly loved her family.  She will be missed. My prayers for Cathy and the family tha God will keep you close and help you through this sad time. Love for you all, Cindy
Cynthia Blackwell
Dear Kathy and family, 
I am so sorry to read about your Mom's passing.   Know that God chooses only the "Best" and your Mom definitely fits in that description.   During this difficult time of loss, may God embrace each of you.  Thoughts and prayers for you and your family 🙏 
Sherry and Keith Aheron
 Seeing Joyce's beautiful smile each morning as I took my seat in Mrs. Citty's homeroom class 
 is a forever happy memory of her.  
Patricia Somers
Kathy, I am so so sorry to hear of your loss of your mother. I know your heart is hurting so badly. I so enjoyed her so much. This is tough to go through sweetie. Losing a mother is very hard. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Martha Wade Corum
Martha Corum
Cathy I'm so sorry for your loss your mom was AWSOME so was anna jo I went to your mom's house all the time when we were  young playing ball in field  behind your mom's house 
Lisa clark

Joyce was the life of the party! We would laugh until we cried at some of her comments while playing games! I, among so many others, will miss her kind spirit, laughs, and smile! “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.” Heaven has gained a jewel! LaRinda 💚

LaRinda Neal
So sorry for your loss you and your family.
Pearl Joyner
I love Jo so much. We always had fun when we went places together. This ice may have kept me home today but I'll be visiting her. Going to miss you so much Cuz. I'll see you soon.  And I know you are finally enjoying seeing Anna Joe again as well as your mama and daddy
Fly High Sweet you
Gladys Jones
I'm so hurt to hear about my friend Joyce. I met her 22yrs ago. I use to work with her at VF Playwear in Reidsville Nc. She worked beside me some days her hands would hurt so I would do her work and mine. Over the years I would check in on her I think I remember her# (336)635-1035 I'm not sure but anyway my son is 21yrs old and she bought him his first outfit he wore from the hospital. She was a special lady my other co workers got so jealous of our bond they would say that little lady your best friend lol I would say yes. Omg I don't remember her granddaughters names but she talked about them ALL the time she loved them girls. She also told me about loosing her daughter years back and I cried and cried anyway I'm sending my condolences because I'm sure she will be greatly missed😢
LaTonya Martin

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