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Joyce Ann (Walker) Jones

November 8, 1931 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Joyce Jones Obituary

Joyce Ann Walker Jones, age 92, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on December 15, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 8th, 1931, she leaves behind a remarkable legacy of love, strength, and accomplishments.

Joyce was a devoted wife to her husband of 70 years, Robert J. Jones of Roxboro. Their marriage was a shining testament to commitment, resilience, and enduring love. Joyce was the proud mother of Denice J. Blaylock (Yogi), and Robby W. Jones (Kasey), who brought immeasurable joy and pride to her life. Joyce was known as B-Bye to her 3 grandchildren, Hannah Blaylock (boyfriend, Zach), Emma Crabtree (Ricky) and Avery O’Quinn and 2 great grandchildren, Ruby Mae and Huntley Belle Crabtree.

Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her parents, Robin Anderson Walker & Annie Wright Walker, and brothers, Lawrence "Tubby" Walker, and Mickey Wright Walker.

Known for her vibrant and energetic spirit, Joyce was admired for her boundless enthusiasm and zest for life. She possessed an unwavering devotion to her family, always putting their needs before her own. Additionally, she had a great passion for shopping and cheering on the Duke Blue Devils. Joyce was an avid supporter of her community and contributed to its growth and development through her endeavors as one of the first woman business owners of Walker Insurance in Roxboro, NC.

Music held a special place in Joyce's heart, and she shared her talent as choir director and piano player at Warren's Grove Methodist Church. Her melodies lifted spirits and provided solace to the congregation, serving as a testament to her deep faith and connection to her community. How appropriate for this time of the year; she was most known for her solo of "O Holy Night".

Joyce's family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to Jo Shotwell for her devoted support, love, and care. They are also immensely thankful for the dedication and compassion shown by Danielle Hazel, Donna Duke, and Nancy Bowles in providing exceptional care to Joyce during her final days.

A service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held on Monday, December 18, 2023 at Warren’s Grove Methodist Church at 2 PM. Friends and family are invited to gather at the church one hour prior to the service to share their memories and pay their respects.

Joyce Ann Walker Jones will forever be remembered for her loving nature and vibrant spirit. Her legacy of love, strength, and determination will continue to inspire and guide those fortunate enough to have known her.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial gifts may be made to Warrens Grove Methodist Church, 1511 Wesleyan Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.

Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at

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December 18, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Warrens Grove Methodist Church
1511 Wesleyan Road
Roxboro, NC 27574

Funeral Service
December 18, 2023

2:00 PM
Warrens Grove Methodist Church
1511 Wesleyan Road
Roxboro, NC 27574


Warren's Grove Methodist Church
1511 Wesleyan Road, Roxboro NC 27574


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