Joyce McLean Lackey

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Joyce McLean Lackey, 82, of 14 Stewart Street, Asheville, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at her home. Mrs. Lackey was born in Nixon, TX, and was a daughter of the late Henry N. and Berta Wicke Cox. She was married to the late William P. McLean and the late William W. Lackey. Mrs. Lackey was a retired bookkeeper with the Asheville City School System, and was a member of West Asheville Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two sons, William H. McLean and his wife Joan, of Asheville, and Daniel A. McLean and his wife Julia, of Fort Myers, FL; one sister, Shirley C. McCurdy; four grandchildren and three stepchildren. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. A. Will Gaines officiating. Her family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. I am writing this for my grandfather, Richard Nantelle Sr. (currently residing at Magnolia Health Care Center). He lived on Stewart St., Joyce’s street, for over 50 years and became good friends with her up until his health began to decline and had to move 1.5 years ago. His thoughts and prayers are with Joyce’s family during their time of bereavement. Richard will always have the fondest of memories from their long-time neighborly friendship.

    Warm Regards,
    Richard Nantelle III

  2. Dear Billy and Danny, we sorrow with you at the passing of your mother. We have nothing but the fondest memories of her. May God keep and bless you with his healing balm.
    Uncle John and
    Aunt Evelyn

  3. Danny & Family,
    So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. She worked for my husband, Tim for many years at Asheville City Schools. She was such a wonderful yet spunky lady. My sympathy and prayers are with you.

    Danny, many of our high school classmates have missed you at the AHS ’73 reunions. The class website is Would love it if you would leave your contact info there. Take care and God Bless.

    Marcia Britt Amos
    Asheville High Class of 1973

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