Joyce Tarkenton Bright, 79, of 300 Bridge Court, Camden, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Albemarle Hospital.
Born in Pasquotank County, she was the daughter of the late James Earl Tarkenton and Gladys Lawrence Tarkenton and the widow of Harry Finley Bright. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church and attended Sawyer's Creek Baptist Church and Fountain of Life Church. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose
She is survived by two daughters, Anquinette Hodges of Elizabeth City and Marisa Shade of Wendel; a son, Tim Bright of Kill Devil Hills; three sisters, Earline T. Gregory of Camden, Toni T. Critcher and Brenda Harris, both of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a loving friend, Tammy Jones.
A memorial service will be Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Fountain of Life Church with the Rev. Preston Pitchford and the Rev. Kevin Buzzard officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church and at other times at the residence of Earline Gregory, 340 N 34, Camden. Memorial donations may be made to the music fund of either St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church, 1020 Cedar Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or Sawyer's Creek Baptist Church, 241 Sawyer's Creek Road, Camden, NC 27921. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Bright family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com