GASTONIA - Joycee Barrett, 69, passed away Aug. 15, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
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She was born Sept. 25 1943, in Gaston County, daughter of the late J.C. and Sadie Mae Sanders Shepard.
Joycee loved her family and her church, Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, Gastonia, where she was a member.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Dan White.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.
Joycee is survived by her son, Tad Barrett and wife, Carman; brother, Mike Shepard; sisters, Shirley Shepard Donnelly, Linda Shepard Nolen and husband, Gene; grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Barrett, Phillip Edward Barrett; step grandchild, Dragos Dima; a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, Richard Edward Barrett; brother in-law, James Donnelly;
sister, Sue Shepard Dilling.
Memorials may be made to Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, 2616 Davis Park Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052 or Gaston Humane Society, P. O. Box 2334, Gastonia, NC 28053-2334.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 17, 2013