Joyce Ann Brooks, 81 years young, went home to her Lord on Saturday March 30th 2019 at FirstHealth Hospice House, in Pinehurst, with her family by her side. She was a Moore County native from Aberdeen NC.
Her granddaughter Stephanie Riddle wrote “Jesus and her family was the pivotal essence of her life. She was proud and honored to be a loving mother, grandmother and devoted friend to many. She has been a major presence in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She had the most beautiful smile that could light up your soul. Her heart was so pure and forgiving. Her true purpose in life was to help others and she would always say “I Love Everybody”. She was a woman who never cared much about herself but always cared for everyone else in their time of need. She was a dedicated volunteer at Caring Hearts for Kids of Moore and loved all of the volunteers there as family. She enjoyed her friends at Providence Place of Aberdeen and spent many evenings listening to gospel music and putting puzzles together. If you were lucky enough to be present when she gazed into her children’s and grandchildren’s faces, the pure joy radiating from her would blind you. This gentle, loving, caring and wonderful woman has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be tremendously missed by all of us. She taught us all everything in life except how to live without her. She was our hero.”
Joyce is preceded in death by her husband Coy Brooks Sr.; Father Elbert Caddell and Mother Nonnie Caddell. Brothers, Frank Caddell, Joe Caddell and Edward Williams.
Joyce is survived by her daughter Ann Kennedy and son-in-law David Kennedy of Aberdeen, NC; Son, Coy Brooks Jr. and daughter-in-law Windy Brooks of Carthage, NC; Granddaughters, Stephanie Riddle of Pinebluff, NC; Alyssa Happine-Burns of Carthage, NC; and Savannah Russell of Pinebluff, NC; Grandson, Grant Russell of Pinebluff, NC; She had 5 sisters, Louise Moore of Vass, NC; Glenda Morgan of Cameron, NC; Linda Doby of Cameron, NC; Carolyn Steed of Carthage, NC; and Kathy Acorn of Wendell, NC; She had multiple nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8PM on Friday, April 5th 2019 at the Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst. A service will be held 3PM Sunday, April 7th 2019 at Deep Creek Baptist Church in Pinehurst. Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery.
Will receive family and friends after burial services at the home of her Granddaughter, Stephanie Riddle, 550 North Ridgecrest St Pinebluff, NC.
On line condolences can be made to www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.