Joyce Gray Brantley, age 84, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015. She was born in Nash County and was the daughter of the late Lonnie Henry Howell, Sr. and Eva Edmondson Howell. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Clarence “J.C.” Brantley; one sister, Patsy Faye Howell; and five brothers, James Robert, Norman Speight, Leslie “Peewee’, Lonnie Henry, Jr., and Earl “Eddie” Howell.
She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Brantley Hogshire and her husband, William, of Tarboro, and Cindi Brantley Raynor and her husband, Larry, of Wilmington; two sons, Mike Brantley and his wife, Sonja, of Garner, and Jeff Brantley and his wife, Donna, of Elm City; two sisters, Lois Turlington and her husband, Fred, of Tarboro, and Mary Howell Aycock of Rocky Mount; and one brother, Dick Howell and his wife, Jean, of Rocky Mount; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in Joyce’s memory to Dortches Baptist Church, 4776 Dortches Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
A funeral service was held Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount with Pastor Phillip Barton of Dortches Baptist Church officiating.
Arrangements by Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount.