January 17, 1948 ~ February 12, 2017

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Joyce Irene Dodd Roberts, 69, of Asheville, died on Sunday, February 12, 2017. A native of Buncombe Co., Joyce was a daughter of the late Eskie and Delpha Church Ray. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Bernice Griffin, Evelyn A. Ward, Gerald Dodd, Carroll J. Ray, and Joseph William Ray. Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband, Clarence Roberts, and brother, Randall Dodd. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Revs. Jerry Hensley, Jerry Jameson, and Joe Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jessie Mace, Tony Worley, Gary Luykx, Jerry Dodd, Brad Barnes, and Daran Dodd. Her family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy, and I know Joyce will be missed. I hope you will find comfort from Revelation 21:4 which says, ‘And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.’?

  2. Dear Family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. My sincere condolences to you. May you think of the many beautiful memories that you shared with Joyce, and cherish those precious moments. May the God of all comfort caress your heart with his living promise to one day reunite you together again in the future paradise mentioned at Revelation 21: 4,5. Our Dear Heavenly Father Jehovah (Psalms 83:18 )knows the many tears you cry and he will sustain you if you let him. I was thinking of you and hoping that you can find comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Rusty and Jeanette, please know I have you in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest Sympathy to you and your family . God’s grace and love will be your solice in trying times.
    Love you both

  4. Clarence and family. Joyce is rejoicing with the Lord. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15


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