Joyce Marie Brinklow, age 57, of Middletown, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Blue Ridge Hospice Residence Center in Winchester surrounded by her loving family.
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A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home with Reverend Timothy E. Teates officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Brinklow was born on August 3, 1954 in Warren County, a daughter of the late George and Eileen Fortner Funk. She was an in home caretaker. She enjoyed reading, travel, playing bingo and playing the slots. She would take care of others before taking care of herself. She was a member of the Reliance United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Douglas Brinklow; her daughters, Pam Hartley and fiancé Dale Sutler of Middletown and Tracy Brinklow of Stephens City; her step-daughter, Beverly Brinklow of Winchester; her brothers, Bobby Funk and Al Funk and wife Linda; her sister, Cathy Shifflett; and her grandchildren, Brittany Hartley, Scott Hartley, Jr., Aiden Sutler, Madison VanZandt, and Doug Brinklow.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brinklow was preceded in death by her step-son, Douglas Brinklow, Jr.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Grafton Brinklow, George Funk, Al Funk, Jr., Bud Clatterbuck, Earl Stanley, Sr. and Earl Stanley, Jr.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.turnerrobertshaw.com
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2011