FEBRUARY 4, 1930 - JANUARY 5, 2019 CARY - Joyce Williams Emerson, RN, 88, of Cary, NC died January 5, 2019 at Transitions LifeCare, William M. Dunlap Center for Caring, Raleigh, NC.Joyce was a member …
FEBRUARY 4, 1930 - JANUARY 5, 2019
CARY - Joyce Williams
Emerson, RN, 88, of Cary, NC died January 5, 2019 at Transitions LifeCare, William M. Dunlap Center for Caring, Raleigh, NC.
Joyce was a member of Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church for 62 years. A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. A reception and visitation will follow the memorial service. Interment will be private.
Joyce, the daughter of Thomas E. Williams and Cloyce Womble Williams, was born in Chatham County, NC on February 4, 1930.
She was a 1948 graduate of Bells High School and a 1951 graduate of Rex Hospital School of Nursing, Raleigh, NC. She began her nursing career at Rex Hospital in 1953 and then with Dr. Gordon Sinclair. She retired from Wake Surgical Consultants in 1989.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 67 years, John Hudson Emerson; daughters, Laura Branch (Doug), Beth Whitacre (Bob Fennel) and Amy McRee (Andy); grandchildren, Michelle Willow (Dustin), Meredith Whitacre, Douglas Branch III (Liz), Ryan Emerson (Jen) and Mitchell McRee; great-granddaughter, McKinley Willow; sister, Dorothy O’Neal (Buddy); and brother, Harold Williams (Sandy). Joyce was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas E. Williams (Frances).
The family would like to thank the staff of Transitions LifeCare and Rev. Betty Connette for their loving care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4900 Kaplan Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606 or Transitions Hospice Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
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