August 12, 1968 ~ November 20, 2013

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Leicester – Joy Susan Maltry Runné, 45, and her husband, Andre Graydon Runné, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at their residence. A native of Buncombe County, Joy was the daughter of Claudia Bassett Maltry of Asheville and of the late Ralph Paul Maltry, Sr. She was a manager with the Waffle House with 25 years service. Joy is survived by two sons, Jimmy Jenson and Vincent Franklin; a step-son, Joshua Matthew Burns; a granddaughter, Alazae Franklin; five sisters, Revonda Shelton, Brenda Davis, Carolyn Bassett, Deborah Buchanan and husband, Brent, and Barbara Fowler; four brothers, Huey Maltry, and wife, Kim, Ralph Maltry, Jr. and wife, Zabrina, Randy Maltry and David Maltry. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Valerie Thomas. The funeral service will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 29, 2013, in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverend Steve Rhinehart officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 4:00 until 5:00 and also following the service until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

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  1. Joy was a precious gift to the world. She touched many lives with her beautiful smile and giving spirit. Our prayers and love go out to Debi and Brent Buchanan, Johnny Mathis, and the rest of the family as you go through such a tremendous loss….God be with you all now and forever.

  2. Joy you will be in my heart forever. I will never forget the care and compassion that you had for all, you are a very special person I will never never forget. Love to all of joys family. Jenna

  3. Joy words cant explain how special you are to me. you have been the best sister
    I could have ever ask…all I can figure out at this time is god wanted you home and he don’t make mistakes. Im gonna miss you more than words can describe but their will come a day I will see you again…if any one deserves a special place in heaven its you…and that cabin is nothing compared to the home you and andre now share…will always think of you for the rest of my life…Rest in peace and hug daddy for you forever your brother huey,

  4. Joy, Oh My Joy words cannot express the love that I have for you. Being in such a cruel world you were that Joy to me. I will always remember what you told me to do therefore you will always live within me. I love you Joy!!! Nothing will be able to change that. Praying that our souls will meet again therefore I’ll see you later My Sister okay?! Sending much love always!!!
    Julie D. Jemerson
    Asheville, N.C.

  5. Such a sad loss. My heart and prayers go out to all the family. Joy was a great person, I knew her in school and occasionally would see her at the waffle house. Forever remembered.

  6. Joy, your ex brother inlaw Just wanted to say you was one of the best sister in laws a man could ever have. I can’t believe you was taken from your family that loved you dearly, I loved you dearly , you & andra will be missed.

  7. Peace and love to the family and friends. May you all be comforted knowing that you have a special guardian Angel watching over you until you meet again.

  8. Joy…. Words can never explain how much love I have for you and always will. I never knew life without you not only as my cousin but as my best friend. You was there for me threw some of the hardest times in my life. And you was there threw some of the best times in my life… I could search a thousand years and never find a heart as full as yours… My prayers go out to all the family. You will be missed and never forgotten..

  9. My thoughts and prayers go to Joy’s family and friends. I grew up with Joy and her brothers and I know she will be missed. She was a sweet and beautiful person inside and out.

  10. Joy you were an amazing woman you touched so many you were such a lovely aunt.Such a sad and tragic loss. May ‘the God of all comfort’ (2 Cor. 1:3) be with you at this time.

  11. Joy words can never explain how much I loved you. You are an amazing women your smile and your laugh will never be forgotten. I will never forget the memories you gave me as a child you were always there for me and my mom no matter what and I now know my children have the best angel in the sky looking after them! I love you so much and can’t wait to see you again!

  12. To the friends and family of Joy!!! Your name says it all!! You are an inspiration to ALL who have known you. You have touched each of our lives, as only YOU could do. You will ALWAYS be in our hearts!! Like many of the others have stated, you are now and ANGEL, watching over us all!!!! Thoughts and prayers for everyone, as this is a great loss to us, but a welcome home for JOY!!!

  13. Sometimes I still hear the sound of your voice.
    I wish you were still here with me, but you had no choice.
    I know an Angel held you as you said goodbye.
    But that doesn’t stop my heart from breaking….“I miss you and I cry”.
    No one can believe that you are really gone,
    Our hearts are broken and our spirits moan.
    “You were to young”, to leave us that day,
    “Why did you have to go away?”
    I try not to be angry, I kneel and I pray,
    I ask God to be with us through each passing day.
    I understand everyone’s emptiness, and their sorrow too,
    Because, “My precious baby sister….. I miss you“.
    I know you are happy in Heaven above,
    You are still with Andre’, your one true love.
    But today sweet Joy, my heart still grieves,
    Because you are no longer here with me”.
    I will look toward Heaven, for I know the day will come
    When I will see your smile again, as bright as the sun.

    Give my son Jason a big hug from me, tell him I love and miss him too,
    One day soon I will be with all of you!

  14. Revonda, Justin, & Crystal, please know that our prayers have been with you since the moment we heard & they will continue to be. The tragedy you are having to deal with is more than anybody should ever have to face. I will continue praying for God to wrap his arms around all of you & give you peace to deal with what is still to come.

  15. Sue, Brenda, Debi and the entire family…I’m so sorry for your loss…My thoughts and Prayers are with you all and may God carry you through this sad time…Joy was my friend and will always be in my thoughts..God Bless you all

  16. joy, you will not be forgotten. you are greatly missed .you are one of the sweetest honest and funny people i will ever know. you are with my momma now take care of each other until we meet again. we love you and miss you !god bless!!!

  17. Sending my love and condolences to the entire family. Joy was a beautiful person, inside and out. She will be missed by many but forgotten by none.
    Sheila Matthews

  18. Joy we will miss you always you were a joy to all who knew you. god bless your family they miss you so much but we know you are in good hands.

  19. Offering our deepest condolences to the Maltry family during this time of sorrow. May you find some bit of comfort in knowing that your loved ones are finding their place among the Angels.

  20. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed having Joy in our house as she was growing up on Ivy St. May you feel God’s healing touch during this loss and know that He will guide you.

  21. So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through those who share how she touched the hearts of others. She now rest in the cradled arms of God and lives on in her love that fills your broken heart.

  22. Our community has lost a ray of sunshine, and we are saddened for so many who will miss Joy. Our deepest sympathies go out to Sue, Revonda, George, Justin, Claude and her entire family at this very difficult time. Cricket & Louise

  23. Such a sad loss…Prayers and thoughts for the whole family, I know this beautiful angel will be watching over you, May God be with you, now and forever!!

  24. Please accept our families sincerest condolence on the loss of your loved one.
    Ps 147:3 says ‘He heals the brokenhearted ones, and he binds up their wounds.’ We need comfort in many areas of life. One of the greatest causes of grief is the loss of a loved one in death, especially a beloved marriage mate or a child. In times of distress, we may need comfort that soothes our heart, our mind, our emotions, and both our physical and spiritual health. God’s Word acknowledges that our heart can be “broken and crushed.” (Ps. 51:17) Even in severe situations, God can bring relief to a stricken heart if we pray to him in full faith.

  25. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it can be to deal with the loss of a loved one….it’s an ongoing process. I know each day will bring its own challenges and it may seem hard to keep living without her there. I’ve lost loved ones in death and each day I’ve yearned to have them back; to see them smile, to hear them laugh, or just to spend another day with them. I drew comfort from the bible when I realized that my desire would one day come true and that death would soon be a thing of the past. These are just a few scriptures that I hope will give you as much comfort as they have given me.

    Isaiah 25:8- ‘He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.’

    John 5:28, 29- ‘Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,’


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