Joyce Liles Alford

Joyce Liles Alford

Joyce Liles Alford
September 25, 1935 – May 19, 2017
WENDELL – Joyce Liles Alford, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Friday.  She was born in Wake Count to the late Hubert Cleveland & Elizabeth Mitchell Liles.  She worked for First Union for many years.  She was a loving mother who was special to many people. Joyce was a dedicated friend who encouraged others with no need of fanfare.  She was preceded in death by her son, Hester “Bird” Alford, siblings, Bud Liles, Cleo McCarson, Elizabeth Jeffreys, & the father of her children, Bobby Alford.

Funeral service 11 am, Monday, Baptist Tabernacle Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her children, B. Wayne Alford (Jane) of Wendell, Jennifer “Jenny” Butler (Gene) of Benson, sisters, Henrietta Mangum of Fuquay-Varina, June Arnold (Roscoe) of Wendell, Tempie Whitley of Wendell, Dot Batchelor (Robert) of Wendell, granddaughter, Elizabeth Cary (Brandon), Cameron & Ryan Hester, great grandchild, Kameron Cary, special-daughter-in-law, Marianne Torrance, & many loving nieces & nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Baptist Tabernacle Church Triple L Ministries.

Visitation 2-4 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.


  • Janice, Mike, Christian and Clinton Posted May 21, 2017 10:13 am

    Jenn and family, we are truly sorry Miss Joyce suffered in her physical health. She is now restored in Body, mind and spirit with Jesus Christ. In a perfect place now, she sees us still on earth, missing her. As Daddy stated once to us after he coded, “Once you start climbing up toward Jesus – you don’t want to come back.” We will see Miss Joyce, Mr. Bobby, Hester, Momma and Daddy again in the hereafter as promised to us: a glorious place of eternal peace with Jesus Himself. Heaven is where our family is headed. Love, All of us

  • Debbie Claffey Poland Posted May 21, 2017 10:26 am

    Aunt Joyce was always one of my favorite aunts. I remember staying at her house during the summers and helping Uncle Bobby put in tobacco. She would always take me with her to go see her sister on Sunday afternoons. She was so much fun and always made me laugh. She has always made me feel special all my life. She will truly be missed by all but we will see her again one day in heaven and that will be a glorious reunion. But most importantly of all she is with Jesus and will be for ever and ever and in this we can take comfort. No more pain or sadness. To God be the Glory! I love you Aunt Joyce!!!

  • Williams Family Posted June 5, 2017 10:38 am

    Condolences to the Alford family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

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