MELVA "JOYCE" BRASWELL Melva "Joyce" Braswell, 81, passed peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Joyce was the daughter of the late Earl and Goldie Hoover. Joyce was also recently preceded by her canine partner of many years, "Opie" She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, John Jesse Braswell, 2 daughters; Cynthia "Cindy" Dunn, and Sandra N. Divine, 2 grandchildren; Robin Blake of TN, and Morgan D. Floyd, 2 great grandchildren; Joyce Blake, and Savannah Blake both of TN. She was a member of Whispering Pines Baptist Church, and a former longtime active member of Poston Baptist Church in Wallace, NC. Joyce was an avid fan of arts and crafts, and also loved fishing. Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Joyce will be greatly missed and always lovingly remembered. The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 3:00pm at Coble Ward-Smith, Oleander Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service (2:00pm). Burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Coble Ward-Smith is honored to serve the Braswell Family. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank each of her caregivers throughout the years.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Apr. 1, 2014