May 16, 1924 ~ February 24, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Gilbert, AZ

Joyce Elkins Crisp passed away at home Thursday February 24, 2022.

Joyce was born in May 1924 in Buncombe County NC to the late Herbert Elmore and Florence Kent Elkins.

In addition to her parents, Joyce is also preceded in death by her husband, William Lanford Crisp, a son William David Crisp and daughter-in-law Brenda Kaye Crisp.

Her life is her legacy. It was always God first, family and charity to others. She was a loving and devoted wife for 65 years, an extraordinary Mother, Grandmother and friend. Joyce was truly a Proverbs 31 women, trustworthy in all things. She was a bright light to everyone she encountered. She loved to sing old hymns and play the piano. Neighbors would always gather around her to sing and enjoyed time spent with her. During VBS she would fill the car up with kids and take them to church.

After attending college, her work included working at Postal Accounts for the US Government during WW11. She was a Private Duty Nurse as well as working in the healthcare system. Later in life she was caregiver for her husband for many years.

Mrs. Crisp is survived by son Phillip Crisp, daughter Judith Norton (her husband Edward), daughter Jayne Buckner (her husband James), daughter Joy Ferguson, one brother Herbert Elkins Jr., 13 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 6 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastors Allen Rash and Junior King officiating. The service is available to be viewed in it’s entirety below. Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM.

Services

Funeral Service: March 6, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Burial: March 6, 2022 3:00 pm

New Salem Cemetery
Rathfarnham Road
Skyland, NC 28776


Visitation: March 6, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

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  1. Joyce was my brother’s wife and was always dedicated to her family. She was the light of life to us all for so many years. She loved the Lord with all her heart and lived for others. Heaven is a brighter place today because of Joyce. God bless and rest this wonderful lady .

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  2. I’m so very sorry for your loss & although I didn’t know her well I do know that she raised some incredible kids so that speaks volumes of her & your dad. I know ya’ll will miss her terribly but just remember all the love & memories she showed you your whole life. Prayers for you all!

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  3. Praying that God will keep his loving arms around each of you during your Mother and Grandmother

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  4. Much love to Judy and family, my prayers are with you. I know it is never easy to let them go. What a home coming they are having in Heaven and she is getting to see her Savior. I pray Gods Grace will cover you and give you peace that only He can do. Love to all.❤️

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  5. I only saw Mrs. Chrisp a few times, but the very first time that I met her and Mr. Chrisp, she immediately made me feel welcome and comfortable. I knew right away that she was a Godly woman . Heaven gets sweeter every day!

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  6. She did abide in the love of Christ like no one else I’ve ever known. She was never too busy to tired to sick to show love and kindness to others! No matter how she was feeling she had time for you when you were hurting.
    To the family may the peace of God which passes all understanding guard your hearts during this time.

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  7. Our hearts go out to the family. It was so nice having known your mother over the years. She will definitely be missed at gatherings. Prayers to all of you

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