Section: MAUSOLEUM GARDEN Block: X Lot: 54 Grave: 3
NADINE BUSTLER JOYNER
Born: November 19th, 1936
Died: June 3rd, 2023
ROCKY MOUNT - On Saturday morning, June 3, 2023, Nadine Butler Joyner, a sweet, gentle spirit and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, took flight to her heavenly home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Nadine was born November 19, 1936, to Arthur and Mary Butler in Nash County. In addition to her parents, Nadine was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Gold Joyner; her brother, Arthur Butler, Jr.; her sister, Evelyn B. Arnold; and her son-in-law, Scott Greene.
After graduating from Benvenue High School in 1956, Nadine began her public work career as a dental assistant, followed by secretarial positions before working as office manager in several trucking companies and ultimately as the Terminal Manager for Alterman Transport. After retirement, Nadine helped her son-in-law, Donnie, with accounting duties at Don’s Body Shop. Nadine was an active member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church until her health declined. She served as Elder, Moderator of the Presbyterian Women, Choir Member, and Sunday School Teacher. She was the recipient of the Presbyterian Women’s Honorary Lifetime Membership in 2009 and in 2011, was named one of New Hope Presbytery’s Outstanding Older Adults. Nadine also delivered Meals on Wheels in the City of Rocky Mount and in the West Mount community.
Nadine leaves to cherish her memory and legacy of love, her daughters, Wendy J. Greene and Sandy J. Tharrington and husband, Nadine’s devoted “son,” Donnie; her granddaughters, Amy (William), Anna (Jen), and Jenna (Matthew); her treasured great-grandchildren Austin, Savanna, Jackson, Greyson, Emerson, Trey, Ashton, Necolus and Noah; and her sisters, Sue B. Turner and Peggy B. Mills.
A Funeral Service to celebrate Nadine’s Life will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 1460 Bethlehem Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 with Rev. Dan Davis officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. A visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM prior to the service in the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Nadine’s caregivers of the Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount Cottage for their love and care of the one they lovingly called “Nana.”
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made in Nadine’s memory to Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 1460 Bethlehem Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 or Nash UNC Health Care Hospice & Palliative Care, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.