Willie Delee Gray Joyner

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Willie Delee Gray Joyner

<p>Goldsboro- Mrs. Willie Gray Joyner passed away June 8, 2024, just 21 days prior to her 102nd birthday. A native of Harnett County, Willie was born June 29, 1922, to the late John and Vera Jane Gardner Gray of Fuquay, NC. Willie was a gentle and loving farmer’s wife and devoted mother. She loved her family and friends deeply. Along with her husband, Cecil Harlee Joyner, she cooked, cleaned, and harvested fruits and vegetables for their use in the winter months. She was a devoted Christian and member of the Coats Baptist Church. In her later years, she loved living next door to her wonderful daughter Debbie and son-in-law Gene, especially being able to see them participate in the Center Stage Theater of Goldsboro, NC.</p><p><br></p><p>Willie is survived by her caring son- in-law, Michael Eugene McLendon, grandson Chris McLendon (Gerri McLendon); granddaughter Sydnie McLendon Bill (David Bill) and five great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews of the Gray and Joyner families. Also, she is survived by “Jonah the Turtle”.</p><p><br></p><p>In addition to her parents, Willie was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Harlee Joyner; her daughter Deborah “Debbie” Jane Joyner McLendon; sisters Mildred Gray, Gladys Stephens, and Sylvia Lee; and brothers, Gordon, Wilton, Hurshell, Shelton, David and Tommy Gray.</p><p><br></p><p>For the past three years, Willie received compassionate and loving care provided by Christian Caregivers of Goldsboro, NC. Their love, attention to needs and tender care helped Willie withstand her illnesses.</p><p><br></p><p>A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens at 1621 Broad Street, Fuquay -Varina, NC 27526. The family will receive friends following the service.</p><p><br></p><p>In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Harnett County Animal Shelter, Attention: Larry Smith, Director 1100 McKay Place, Lillington, NC 27546</p>
June 29, 1922 - June 8, 202406/29/192206/08/2024
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June 11, 2024

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We shall miss Aunt Willie. . Each life is a miracle that changes the world ~and leaves it a better place than it was before. Our Deepest Sympathy