Joyce Lane Thomas
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 11, 1947
  • Date of passing: Sep 6, 2013
Let the memory of Joyce be with us forever

Joyce Lane Thomas, 65, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Friday, September 6th, 2013 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

A native of New Hanover County, the daughter of the late Harold Everette and Eva Mae Rodgers Lane.  She was of the Presbyterian Faith and retired as a System Analyst Trainer with the State Employees Credit Union.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, September 9th, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford by Rev. James Shelly.  Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park in Oxford.

Surviving is her husband of forty-four years, Larry Paul Thomas of Oxford, a daughter, Courtney Thomas Harwell (Ashley) of Apex, a son, John Bradford Thomas of Raleigh and a grandson, Cameron Scott Harwell.  She was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Lane.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia Society of North Carolina, 401 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Suite 200, Cary, North Carolina, 27513.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 9th, 2013 from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Thomas Family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jennifer DeBrecht on 11th September 2013

"I met Joyce through my mom. Joyce was always so kind and giving to our family, handing down Cameron's toys to our girls as he outgrew them, and even buying new toys for our girls even though she'd only met them a few times. She was always happy and her love for her grandson was apparent. He was her joy. Thank you for being a part of our lives, Joyce. We'll miss you."

This tribute was added by Charity Chriscoe on 9th September 2013

"Warm, kind, generous and loving certainly describe Joyce. To the family, may the great Comforter, the love of your family and friends and your loving memories of Joyce lift your spirits through this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Pat Dixon on 9th September 2013

"I last saw Joyce week before last.  She was watching tennis in her room at Duke.  My final memory of her will be her kind graciouness to everyone.   She sincerely thanked each medical employee as they came in the room.  I could see the affection they had for her.  Her passing leaves a big gap in the Credit Union Family.  NOT GONE, JUST GONE AHEAD."

This tribute was added by Marge Russo on 9th September 2013

"The lost of such a caring, sweet person is so hard to bare.  Only knowing that she now sits at God's side and that we may some day be able to join her makes things a little better.  I pray God will grant this family peace durning this time and their memories will guide them."

This tribute was added by Kim Jordan on 8th September 2013

"Joyce was a dear friend and I was blessed to know her and work with for many decades.  She was a dear and generous person and a wonderful Grandmother to Cameron.  We all will miss her and her warm and caring ways."

This tribute was added by Donna Upton on 7th September 2013

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Joyce for many years as we worked together at SECU.  She was a true gem and one of a kind and I will forever be privileged that I can call her my dear friend.  She loved life immensely, her career, the Wolfpack, her family and especially the apple of her eye, her grandson Cameron.  I will miss you greatly my friend!  Peace and prayers to the family."

This tribute was added by Sheila Moore on 7th September 2013

You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.  We will miss laughing with Joyce as she chases Cameron on his scooter down the sidewalk or sitting on our (your) porch to just enjoy the day.  A True Angle has left us!  Please know we are just a step away.  Love,  Rick & Sheila Moore"

This tribute was added by Joe Edwards on 7th September 2013

Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.  I will always think of Joyce as a dear friend."

This tribute was added by Jacquelyn Dempsey on 7th September 2013

"I remember Joyce as such a sweet and caring person having grown up with her in Wilmington. We graduated from high school and college together. We both lived in the Cary/Apex area and would run into each other at events and at the grocery store and take a few minutes to catch up on family and mutual friends. She was a lovely person. I am so sorry to read of her passing.  Jacquelyn Braddy"

This tribute was added by Anne Morr on 7th September 2013

"For a warm, kind, generous friend.  You have left us too soon.  I miss you deeply but will remember you with many fond memories and your delight as a grandmother to Cameron."

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