Joye Pursell passed on February 16, 2015. In 1956, Joye married the love of her life, Bill Pursell. They raised two daughters and have three loving grandchildren. Joye was a career social worker and worked at Duke University Medical Center for many years. After retiring from Duke, she enjoyed a successful private practice as a therapist. Joye was also a talented painter. Joye is survived by her husband, Bill; her daughters, Tricia Shields and Janet Schipporeit; her grandchildren, Will and Ben Kerner and Maddy Schipporeit; and sons-in-law, Tom Schipporeit and Grady Shields. Joye’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, February 21 at 2pm at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Road in Durham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Joye’s honor to the Duke ALS Clinic or Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church.