February 2, 1938 ~ February 7, 2020

Born in: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Resided in: Candler, NC North Carolina

Joyce M. Zink, 82, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Born in Hendersonville, Mrs. Zink was a daughter of the late Robert Earl and Martha McDowell Mehaffey, and she was married to the late Randolph Jackson “Jack” Zink.

She enjoyed a distinguished career in banking, with Carolina Federal Savings and Loan, and First Federal Savings and Loan, working as loan officer, branch manager and retiring as Assistant Vice-President at First Federal. Also an entrepreneur, she owned and operated two separate businesses, Alva Med and Total Tan, and more recently served as league organizer for Star Lanes Bowling Center.

She is survived by her three sons, Christopher D. Zink and his fiancée, Ruth, James “Jay” Zink and his wife Alice, and David Zink and his wife Angie; two granddaughters, Katherine Zink Miller and her husband Jason, and Samantha Zink; and one great-grandson, Reed Miller. She was preceded in death by her sister, Rita Jones.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

A private family Grave side service will be scheduled for a later date in Madison County.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buncombe County Humane Society, 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806.


Visitation: February 11, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Joyce you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Your smile and laugh go hand in hand with memories. Love Lona, Dianne and family.

  2. We were so sorry to learn of Joyce’s passing. She and her family lived next to our Mother and her family on North Main before they moved to Rhejoyceta on Ridgewood Avenue. Our Mother was Mildred Barnett Connor who passed last August 8. We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a precious lady. We send our love, prayers and deepest sympathy to you all. Alton Connor and Lynda Connor, Hendersonville.

  3. I am so sorry to see this lady go. Joyce and Jack and the kids and my family had so many happy times. Love ya girl and hugs to the family!!!

  4. You were the Greatest, I will never forget the first day we met and you were always the same . So special that i had to call you Mom just like Chris , Jay and David . With tears in my eyes i will miss you and the Great Jack Zink . I can still feel the brotherly spirit of Chris , Jay and David who have always been like brothers to me when i was in need , always a laugh and a smile . You all made me feel at home. R.I.P . You were a Great One. Melvin ….

  5. I will never forget her kindness and gentle manner. Thank you Joyce for everything! Prayers and sincere condolences to the family.

  6. We were very sorry to learn the passing of Joyce. Her son Chris is a colleague of ours at Catawba College in Salisbury. Please know we hold you all in the light for peace, support and comfort during this time. May God bless you all.

  7. God bless you and your family at this time of need. She was a beautiful lady. She got her beautiful angle wings on February 7 2020

  8. I was sorry to hear of Joyce passing. I had not seen her in a long time. We worked together several years at Carolina Federal. Your family is in our prayers.


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