Joyce Fender
Blue Ridge Funeral Service
7626 Hwy 213
Mars Hill, NC
Joyce Coates


Asheville - Joyce Carolyn Coates Fender, age 71, of Aiken Road, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015, in OSU Medical Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late William Finley and Dorothy Roberts Coates. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Amelia Roberts.

She is survived by her husband Jerry Dewayne Fender; daughter Annette Sherlin (Frank); sons, Dewayne and Darrell Fender; sister Pat McMahan Roberts; brothers, Jerry and Sam Coates; grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Mykayla and Haleigh Fender, great grandchildren, Riley Fender and Nadia Edmonds, sister-in-law Patsy Shook and brother-in-law Danny Boone.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, November 30, at Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service. Reverends Ron Dodson and Danny Jenkins will officiate. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends 1:30 - 3:30 pm Sunday, November 29 at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank all the many friends for their love and support through these last few months shown to their wife and mother.

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Annette and Family,

We were so saddened to hear of Joyce's passing but what a wonderful family you have to support one another and keep her memory strong. Please know that any of you can reach out to us if you need us. We're only a phone call away. May God bless you all and give you strength in the coming days.
Mark & Teresa Shuford
December 1, 2015
We love you all! We are so sad that we lost a kind, loving, and beautiful woman. She will be missed dearly.
The Crowder Family
November 30, 2015
I worked with Joyce at Balcrank. She was a sweet lady with a great laugh. So sorry to the family. Prayers for God's comfort.
Terry Thompson
November 30, 2015
Radford Family
November 29, 2015
I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, sister and other family member. Our prays are with you all that at this time in your life God will carry you in his arms and you will feel his love around you.
The Nix family.
November 29, 2015
Joyce was such a caring mother, nanny, and friend to many. My heart goes out to all the family.
Shelley Pegg
November 29, 2015
Our prayers are with your family.
West family
November 29, 2015
Annette, Im sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Kimberly Gentry-Krickhan
November 29, 2015
So Sorry to all of you ..I am gone keep saying a prayer for comfort for You all. Greg and Tammi Jones
Greg Jones
November 29, 2015
Joyce u will be missed a lot u and the family is in my prayers and thoughts and for the family I am sorry for ur lose. Joyce was a good women to everyone that come around.
Mary Sprouse
November 29, 2015
So sorry for the loss of a wonderful person. Our loss is Heavens gain. Glory will be when we see her once again. Prayers be with the family during this difficult time.
Traci Crawford McConnell
November 29, 2015
Our heart is broken with you, in the oss of this beautiful lady, wife and mother. Our prayers go out for peace and understanding in your hearts.
Mark & Becky Holt
November 29, 2015
Dewayne so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family.

Donna Roberts
Donna Dean
November 28, 2015
So sorry for your loss we are praying for you god wanted her home with him he gave her eternal healing we love you
Priscilla Davis
November 28, 2015
Our heartfelt sadness goes out to you and your family at the loss of this beautiful lady. She was always there to take our call day or night for a tow. She will be missed. God Bless you all.
Joan & John Langmo
November 28, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. What a beautiful lady on the inside and out. Joyce was always ready to help. God bless you the family in this time.
Eddie Bussard
November 28, 2015
We are very sorry for your loss and send our best wishes to your family.
Kathryne and Frank Roesch
Neighbors on Fox Chase Rd.
November 28, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Ed and Donna Reigner
Neighbors from Hedgewood Court
Ed & Donna Reigner
November 28, 2015
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers so sorry for your loss I will always remember her sweet smile . Judy & Eddie Stines
November 27, 2015
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