Joyce Tolley King
1932 - 2020
March 17, 1932
September 12, 2020
Joyce Tolley King

Joyce Tolley King, 88, formerly of Concord, died on September 12, 2020, at Liberty Ridge Health and Rehab. She was the wife of the late Courtney Thomas King Sr. for 54 years.

Born in Lynchburg, Va., on March 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Grace Inge Tolley and Everett Leslie Tolley. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and the Concord Happy Hearts. Joyce retired from the Campbell County School System.

She is survived by three children, Courtney T. King Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Lynchburg, and their children and grandchildren, Alex King and Brittany (Roc) Pangerc and their daughters, Hollis and Grace; Leslie King Rock and her husband, Daniel of Macon, Ga., and their children and grandchildren, Daniel (Eve) Rock, Claire Rock and Catherine (Trae) Burris and their children, Ava and Trent; and F. Scott King of Spout Spring; and a sister, Jean Patterson of Lynchburg.

A private memorial service will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to make memorials please consider Concord Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 48, Concord, VA 24538, or Bethlehem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 138, Concord, VA 24538.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting

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Published by The News & Advance on Sep. 14, 2020.
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She was a lovely lady, and I will miss her greatly. My thoughts and sympathies to the family. May memories of a life well lived slowly replace the grief you feel.
Connie Cox
September 18, 2020
Joyce was a kind and caring neighbor to our family. We are thankful for the joy, laughter and encouragement that she gave us for several decades! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
September 17, 2020
Sending my love to all of the family!! So glad I got to visit with Joyce earlier this year. Such a joy.
Sue Eggleston
September 15, 2020
My heart and my prayers are with you guys .
Ke Franklin
September 15, 2020
Joyce was a kind and gentle soul. We had the pleasure of knowing her and taking care of her in her later life. We sat through countless prayers and talking about anything. She would always tell us to get a handful of candy before we left the room every time! We loved her with our whole hearts and she Will be deeply missed. We send our condolences and prayers to her family. -Katelyn & Jessica (CNAs)
Katelyn Tyree
September 14, 2020
I loved Mrs. King so much. She was a friend of my parents and always made me feel so special at Concord Elementary School.
Anne Saunders ( Cissy)
September 14, 2020
So sorry to hear this ,Joyce was a special Lady and a good friend .I worked with her at Concord School.She was a member of the Seniors Happy Hearts we enjoyed our trips together Always had a smile. I went to visit her until the virus came and then we talked once a week maybe twice a week.she was a special friend I'll miss her . You had a special Mom, grand mother We would talk about each of you she love you all. You have my sympathy and prayers with you God Bless Brenda Walsh
Brenda Walsh,
September 14, 2020
Lesile and family- so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Mom- she was always a cheerful and kind lady everytime I got to cross her path. Prayers lifted for peace, comfort and strength during this sad time.
With deepest sympathy, Sharon Roach Mobley
Sharon Mobley
September 14, 2020
Joyce was my dearest friend have known her over 40 years she was the manager at Concord Elementary school cafeteria which I worked there after I drove a bus route she trained me to take her place after her retirement we were very close I missed visiting her we talked almost every week I’ll miss her laugher and spunkiest but just know she’s in a better place with her Courtney God Bless My Special Friend
Sandra Tate
September 14, 2020
Joyce was a wonderful lady and always had a smile and cheerful word for everyone. The last time we saw her was Christmas and she was just as spunky as ever and still smiling. RIP dear lady. God be with the family and fill their hearts with precious memories that will bring them comfort and peace. Charlotte & Lewis
Charlotte L. & Lewis Bryant
September 14, 2020
I knew Joyce through the Concord Happy Hearts. She was a sweet, kind, friendly lady. She made an awesome banana bread!
Faye Fulton
September 14, 2020
These butterflies are so fitting! I enjoyed doing Joyce’s hair every Friday til she went to liberty ridge, and looked forward to seeing her at the nursing home to continue to do her hair til Covid closed the facility to outsiders! I say these butterflies are fitting because I would always call her my Friday butterfly! She was so inspiring with her smile, energy and cheerful greeting! When asked how she was she would say “I’m hanging in there” and just laugh! Causing me to laugh! I hope I’m half as spunky as she was in my later years! Who am I kidding.... I would love to be half that spunky now! My prayers and thoughts are with the family as I know she was the sunshine in yalls life and everyone who knew her! May God give you comfort and peace til we see her again! She will be greatly missed!
Julie Webber
September 13, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
nancy page
September 13, 2020