Betty Joyce Cates, of Bellingham, Washington, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was 82, born on September 3, 1931, in Burlington, N.C. to Rueben and Mary Belle (Dodson) Joyce.
Betty is survived by her husband James Cates; son Jay and his wife Sandy Cates; grandson Michael Cates; sister Polly Mills; three brothers, J.B. (Jean), Tom (Bobbie), and Wayne (Bobby) Joyce; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Rich and Thompson Funeral Service in Burlington. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.richandthompson.com