Joyce Marie Whitaker Teague

Published 10:54 am Thursday, December 28, 2023

After a long and valiant battle with Dementia and Sepsis, Mrs. Joyce Marie Whitaker Teague, 84, of Mocksville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023 at Pruitt Health in Durham.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1939 in Davie County to the late Lonnie and Edna McClamrock Whitaker.

Joyce was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved sports, music, and laughter and had an infectious smile and zest for life, fun, family, and faith. She was incredibly honest and loyal. She was dearly loved and for those who knew her, she will always be remembered.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, William Alton Teague; and siblings, Agnes Ratledge, Frankie Summers, Faye Johnson and C.L. Whitaker.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Melanie Teague of Hickory and Shannon Aycock (Matthew) of Raleigh; 2 grandchildren, Samuel Aycock and Franklin Aycock; a brother, Lonnie Ray Whitaker of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Summers officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1994 US Hwy. 158, Mocksville, NC 27028.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.