Joyce Ann Harrell Lamm, 83, passed away Monday.
Her funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Clayton will officiate.
The family will receive friends 1:00–2:45 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson and other times at the home.
Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. Joyce grew up in Wilson, and was a graduate of Charles L. Coon High School, where she was a majorette. She attended Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), where her lifelong love of bridge started. She graduated from Atlantic Christian College with honors. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Lamm in 1952. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage and life together for sixty-three years. Joyce lived in Fayetteville, New Bern, Tarboro, Cedar Point and Wilson during her lifetime and made lasting friendships wherever she went. Joyce was a teacher for twenty-five years with the public school system.
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Joyce was an avid duplicate bridge player with numerous tournament victories to her name. She achieved the rank of Life Master, and even won a trip to San Francisco. Everyone wanted to be Joyce’s partner! She also enjoyed playing tennis and basketball. Joyce always looked on the bright side of life no matter the circumstances.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Lamm of the home; her son, Daniel Kent Lamm and wife, Caroline of Charlotte and her grandson, Cooper Lamm of Charlotte.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Mills and Lillian Emily Gooding Harrell and her sister, Virginia Harrell.
Flowers are welcome or memorials in Joyce’s memory to First Baptist Church, PO Box 1467, Wilson, NC 27894.
Condolences may be directed to www.joyners.net