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Albemarle NC - Joyce Boone Burris, age 89, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
Mrs. Burris was born November 7, 1927 in Mecklenburg County NC to the late Cletus Gathright and Ruth Alexander Boone. Joyce attended Catawba College and was retired from her family owned business, Boone Laundry and Cleaners. She was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church and was active in the Women of the Church and ladies circles. Joyce loved to craft and was a gifted seamstress. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, card making and playing bridge.
Along with her mother and father, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, PL Burris Jr., a sister, Jean Boone Niblock, a brother, Owen B. (Sonny) Boone.
Survivors include three daughters, Frances Elizabeth Burris of Boiling Springs, SC: Brenda Burris Drake (Scott) of Greer, SC; Barbara Burris McManus (Lee) of Midland, NC; six grandchildren; Rachel Fenske Davis (Yancy) of Philadelphia, PA; Martha Marshall Fenske of Boiling Springs, SC; Taylor Gottfried Fenske of Morristown, NJ; Drew Cleveland McManus (Christie) of Cary, NC; Emma McManus Long (Josh) of Summerfield, NC; Sara Elizabeth Drake of Charleston, SC; and one great-granddaughter, Phoebe Joyce Davis.
Memorial service will be held Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. North Street, Albemarle, NC. Family will receive friends immediately after in the church parlor.
Memorials may be made to the charity of donor choice or First Presbyterian Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1578, Albemarle, NC 28002.
Published on January 19, 2017
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