Mrs. Joyce Barnes Brooks

05/10/1934 - 12/13/2018


Mrs. Joyce Barnes Brooks, age 84, of South Hill, died Thursday December 13, 2018. She was a long time employee of Mecklenburg County Public Schools working in the cafeteria. Mrs. Brooks is survived by her husband, Raymond S. Brooks of South Hill; her two sons: John Ashworth of South Hill (Beth) and R.L. Brooks of La Crosse (Alli); her eight grandchildren: Cameron Ashworth (Lauren), Taylor Ashworth (Ashley Tolbert), Ashley King (Cameron Scott), Jordon Ashworth, T.J. Wallace (Mindy), Lexy Brooks, Claudia Brooks and Emma JoBeth Brooks; six great-grandchildren: Blake, Avery and Drew Ashworth, Zoey Render, Serenity Scott and Zeek Wallace; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her daughter, Kate King; two sisters: Mary Conner and Lillian Toombs and three brothers: Hagood Francis, Bill Francis and Booster Francis, and her sister by choice, Rebecca Newman . A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday December 16th at 2:00 P.M. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment to follow in Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 in the funeral home, and at other times at the home of R.L. Brooks. Online condolences may be sent through our webpage Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Brooks family. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the CNA's and Nurses of the first floor of the Hundley Center for the loving care they provided for Mrs. Brooks.

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  1. RL and family, we were so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I’m sorry we couldn’t make it to the funeral. But we love you guys and are praying for y’all. It’s been a rough year for everyone it seems. Love you all.

  2. My life has been blessed by knowing Joyce. Many pleasant memories warm my heart. May each of you find comfort in remembering her unselfish life and in the hope of future reunion together. Sorrowing with you.

  3. Raymond, RL , Johnny and families. So sorry to hear of Joyce’s death. She was a sweet and loving lady. I loved her as much as my sister. When I would carry Betty something to eat I also took Joyce the same. Joyce thanked me and would tell me she loved me before I left each time. You’ll were very caring and loving to her and should have good memories because you’ll were always there for her. My prayers are with you’ll and I will surely miss her. Love Bonnie

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