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Joyce Lance Neal


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Joyce Lance Neal Obituary
Joyce Lance Neal, 75, of Hendersonville, NC passed away on Sept. 12, 2016 at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh after a long struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She was born on Feb. 5, 1941 in Buncombe County to Harold C. and Eva P. Lance. Joyce graduated from Fletcher High School in 1959 and retired from BorgWarner in Fletcher as a machinist. Joyce was a very giving and unselfish person, always thinking of others before herself. She was kind and gentle to all and loved animals with a passion. She had such a big heart that I'm surprised it fit inside of her! I thank God that he gave me this beautiful angel to call Mom.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Eva Lance, sister Edith L. Bryson, and spouse of 42 years, Wayne Ray Neal. She is survived by her children, Michael Terry Neal of Hendersonville and Patricia Neal Ricciarelli and husband of Cary. She also leaves behind six grand children, Heather Baker, Kasey Potter, Cassie and Austin Neal, Brianna and Ryan Ricciarelli; and four great grand children. She is also survived by her sister Selma L. Cairnes and brothers Ronald and Bobby Lance.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Boiling Springs Baptist Church,1291 Fanning Bridge Rd.,Fletcher, NC 28732
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Joyce's memory to: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue, Safe Haven for Cats, Second Chance Pet Adoptions, or the ASPCA.
Published in The Times-News on Sept. 17, 2016
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