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. www.stricklandfuneral.com