Joyce Gale Dowdy Griffith, age 71, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. She was born October 20, 1948, in Altavista, Virginia, to the late Horace and Antha "Adell" (Betterton) Dowdy.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, David Faulkner Griffith and her brother-in-law, Barry Baggerly.
She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Griffith Hawkins and husband, J. Brian, of Boone, and sons, John David Griffith and wife, Teresa (Wood), of Red Oak, and Adam-Augustine Faulkner Griffith of Middlesex; six grandchildrenl; four sisters: her identical twin, Judy Hall (Ronnie) of Rustburg, VA, JoAnne Baggerly of Burlington, Doris Hall (Dennis) of Evington, VA, and Susan Gill (Alvin) of Altavista, VA; brother-in-law, Robert Griffith (Nancy) of Austin, TX; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 331 Hammond Street, Rocky Mount with Father Tim Meares celebrating. Burial will follow the Mass at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.