Joan Gilliam York, of the Sleepy Creek Community, died Friday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center after a lengthy illness and care at home by her loving daughters. Born in Panama City, FL and raised in Valdosta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Howard & Grace Turner Gilliam and was married to the late James Ervin York. For many years she managed the Sleepy Creek Golf Pro Shop and was well known for her cooking skills and her hospitality extended to all. She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Her family will greet friends on Monday from 1-3pm at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Monday, April 16 at 3pm. at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery with Rudy Peedin officiating.
She is survived by her fiancé, Thomas King of Smithfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia York Fennell of Easley, SC, Wanda "Pud" York Best & Ken of Clayton, Kathy York Fischel & Spanky of Fremont, Jerri York Whitley & Ricky of Goldsboro, Cristal York Marriner & Chuck of Beaufort, & Amy York Finkler of Bonaire, GA; grandchildren, Jimmy Best, Cliff Fennell, Melissa Robinson, Valerie Cantrell, Sara Fischel, Brandon Whitley, Joanna Shafer, Abby Finkler, Trent Finkler, and Parker Marriner; and 10 great grandchildren;
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, James E. York, Jr. and an infant daughter, Patricia Ann York, brother, Billy Gilliam, sister, Kathleen Becton, and her former fiance, Leroy Batts.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial gifts be directed to Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery funds, 714 Emmaus Church Road, Dudley, NC 28333 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956.
The York Family is being served by Shumate-Faulk Funeral & Crematory, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
Monday April 16th, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dudley, NC 28333
Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery
Monday April 16th, 2018
700 Emmaus Church Rd.
Dudley, NC 28333
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A MESSAGE OF SOLACE FOR THE FAMILY OF JOAN G. YORK. I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER JEHOVAH GOD AND HIS SON CHRIST JESUS ARE AWARE OF YOUR SUFFERING AND THEY CARE ABOUT YOU. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3,4. THEIR HEARTFELT DESIRE IS TO REUNITE US WITH OUR DECEASED LOVED ONES AGAIN BY MEANS OF A RESURRECTION TO LIFE HERE ON A BEAUTIFUL PARADISE EARTH WHERE SICKNESS, PAIN AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE. JOHN 5:28,29; ACTS 24:15; REVELATION 21:3-5; PSALMS 37:10,11 & 29. MAY YOU CHERISH THE MEMORIES YOU HAVE OF JOAN UNTIL THAT TIME. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE SYMPATHIES. JW.org/Minister
Submitted by J.Y. SMITH on Apr 16 2018 08:22:06 PM
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Sheila and Bob Curley lit a candle on Apr 16 2018 11:20:21 AM
Sending love and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. May your feel the love and comfort of God as he holds you close during this time. May God bless you all.With love and sympathy,
June Charity Allen
Submitted by June Charity Allen on Apr 16 2018 02:41:24 AM
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Craig Carol Cannon lit a candle on Apr 15 2018 11:05:32 PM
We are so sorry for your loss.....Your mom was a very special lady....your girls are in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Debbie and Parker Parrott on Apr 15 2018 03:22:48 PM
You all are in my prayers.
Submitted by Tammy Trail on Apr 14 2018 10:41:59 PM
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Sylvia Rose lit a candle on Apr 14 2018 10:11:39 PM
I have so many memories growing up of Ms. Joan at church...such a kind and sweet soul. We are praying for all of you!!!
Submitted by Teri Thornton on Apr 14 2018 09:47:20 PM
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DR and Teri Thornton lit a candle on Apr 14 2018 09:44:36 PM
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this very difficult time. Love to all
Submitted by Tammy Saxon on Apr 14 2018 09:02:10 PM
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