Joyce Williams Bass, age 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Unity Grove Baptist Church conducted by Reverend Jason Cheek. Burial will follow in the Needhams Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church, beginning at 1:00 PM.

A native of Montgomery County, Joyce worked for over 30 years at Walker Shoe Company.   She was a kind and caring person, with a wonderful smile for everyone. Family time was very important to her. Joyce loved her cats, enjoyed reading and trips to the beach. She was a daughter of the late Herman Alton and Mary Melton Williams and was preceded in death by husbands: Howard Moore and Jimmy Bass; brothers: Ralph and Robert Williams.

Joyce is survived by sister: Susan Davis and husband Harold; brother: Bobby Melton and wife Janice; god son: Travis Stuart and wife Kim; step daughter: Joannie Moore and husband Danny; step son: Tony Bass; god grandchildren: Christopher and Dillan Stuart; step grandson: Macon Moore; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to Unity Grove Baptist Church, 849 Mount Carmel Road, Carthage, NC 28327 or FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Bass family.

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  1. So sorry for your loss, Mrs. Joyce was a beautiful person who Love the Lord. Thoughts & Prayers for her family & friends. Love Diane & Roger Foster

  2. A dear sweet sister-in-law who I will miss her very much. She was a kind and gentle woman who earned her wings today. Soar high with the angels sweet lady 

  3. A dear sweet sister-in-law who I will miss very much. Such a kind and gentle soul who earned her wings today. I love you sweet lady. Soar high with the angels .

  4. Joyce was one of the dearest friends I have ever had. She loved and served the Lord with all her heart. No matter what the circumstances were,- there was always that bright smile and kind word. I am thankful for the times I have been able to tell her that

  5. Ronnie and I- are thankful for getting to know Joyce. She would always come and give us a hug and smile during fellowship time at church. We will miss her. But will remember the memory she- has left behind. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven

  6. So sorry, Susan, for the loss of your dear sister.-  You were her strength over the last several months.-  You both were blessed to have each other for support for so many years..-  Our prayers are with you and your family.

  7. I’m sorry for your loss, pain and suffering. Whenever we lose a loved one in death we feel a sting and a void in our hearts, as if someone ripped part of our heart out. The pain seems like it will never go away. It will with time, or it will at least ease

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