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Joyce Arleen Adams Thompson, 64, of Rockwell, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, NC.
She was born December 8, 1956 in Salisbury to the late Parks and Nellie Shore Adams. Joyce was a member of the East Rowan Class of 1975. She retired from Thorlo in 2019 and continued to work part-time. Joyce enjoyed fishing at the coast, camping, sewing, making blankets, gardening and canning.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Cranfield, and brother, Kenneth Adams.
Joyce is survived by her husband Kim D. Thompson; daughter, Janice Lovingood of Rockwell; sons, Justin Lovingood and wife Jamie of Rockwell, and Andy Thompson of Rockwell; granddaughter, Callie Thrasher; grandsons, Kendall Burrell, Cameron Jordan, and Carson Lovingood; brothers, Jimmy Adams, and Ronnie Adams; sisters, Carol Gobble, Barbara Pickler, Lynda Cranfield, Susan Shinn, and Betty Jordan.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Rockwell American Legion Post 112 8580 US-52, Rockwell, NC 28138 with Mike Shinn officiating.
The family ask that guests please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Carolina Cremation is honored to serve the Thompson family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Teresa Baker says
Justin and Janice, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother! She was just too young to be taken from you! My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this difficult time.
To all of Joyce’s husband ,family and friends, so sorry y’all lose. I have known Joyce for ever. 2 weeks ago she made me the most beautiful quilt anyone would. I will cherish it for ever . It will always lay on my bed forever. Year Round. Joyce was such and caring and beautiful woman. I will see you again one day in Heaven. LoveYou, Joyce.
Noreen Nelson says
I’m truly sorry for your loss, will keep the family in my prayers…
Jill Hartman says
I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a wonderful person. To Janice and Justin I know your hearts are broken. I still can’t believe it. I am saying prayers for you to be able to get through this. To All of her siblings I am so sorry for your loss. Ya’ll had a wonderful sister. I am sending hugs qnd prayers to you all.
Cathy Pyatte says
Joyce, you was a sister to me that I never had. We grew up together and went to school together. I can’t believe your gone! I will miss talking to you on Facebook. You was a awesome person! You will always be in my heart. I love you.
Sonia Yates says
Kim, We are so sorry for your loss and for the rest of ya’lls family. You will be in our prayers. Much love. Sonia and Paula
Sonia Yates says
Kim, We are so sorry for your loss and for the rest of ya’lls family. You will be in our prayers. Much love.
Tony and Susanne Shore says
To Kim and family,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Joyce. She always took charge of the kitchen and food at the Shore family reunions and we are forever grateful. Joyce was a great lady and she will be missed by all who knew her.