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Joyce Bice Dellinger

February 26, 1934 — October 25, 2023

Spruce Pine

Joyce Marlene Bice Dellinger, age 89, of Spruce Pine, formerly of Cherryville, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at The Greens at Spruce Pine. She was born February 26, 1934, in Gaston County to the late Nobie Lee Worthy Bice. Born 2 months premature, her mother would heat bricks on the woodstove and wrap them in the towels to make a homemade incubator. From that moment, she became a thriver, and overcame many adversities throughout her life.  She was in the Cherryville High School graduating class of 1954 and the Gaston Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1957.  Joyce was encouraged to work in the mill, but she had other plans.  She valued education and worked for nearly 50 years as a Registered Nurse. Joyce was an excellent nurse who loved her patients.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine, and a former member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cherryville. She loved reading poetry, biographies, and spending time with pets, specifically cats and dogs. Joyce also enjoyed shopping, as well as veggie gardening, canning, and cooking. Perry Como was her favorite singer.  She leaves a legacy of kindness to people and animals.  She never met a cat she didn’t love.  She loved us well and we will miss her terribly. 

 

In addition to her mother, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyle Belton Dellinger; and sisters, Janie Lou Morgan and Annie May Messer.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Evelyn Dellinger (Duane) and Barbara Dellinger Gosine (Mark); grandchildren, Joshua Dellinger, Amanda Gosine, and Rebecca King; and greatgrandchildren Aaliylah Coulson and Zion Coulson.

 

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, October 27, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Lail officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 2:00-2:30 PM at Carpenter-Porter Funeral Home.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local animal shelter.

 

Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, October 27, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services

1100 E Main St, Cherryville, NC 28021

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mt Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

112 Mt Zion Church Rd, Cherryville, NC 28021

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Interment

Friday, October 27, 2023

Mt Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

112 Mt Zion Church Rd, Cherryville, NC 28021

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