GASTONIA - Joyce Cunningham Tate, 69, passed away April 25, 2011, at her residence.
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She was born May 2, 1941, in Cleveland County, daughter of the late William and Bonnie Dalton Cunningham.
Joyce was a member of Zion Baptist Church and the Precious Moments Club.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Leo Kuykendall.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.
She is survived by: son and daughter in-law, Roger and Shari Tate of Gastonia; daughters and sons in-law, Debbie Truett, Teresa and Max Denton, Rhonda and Eddy Russell all of Gastonia; brothers and sister in-law, Melvin Cunningham of Bessemer City, Ray and Susie Cunningham of Gastonia; sisters and brothers in-law, Betty and Delmar Eckard of Hickory, Margie and Kermit Hutchins of Bessemer City; grandchildren, Misty, Brandie, Brooke, Shayla, Tyler and Hope; six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, William B. Tate Jr.; sisters, Margaret Hill and Nina Hendren; brothers, James and Roy Cunningham and an infant brother.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P. O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements are with Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, Gastonia.
Condolences may be sent to www.greenefuneral.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 27, 2011