Joyce Ann “Joy” Green, age 71, of Morganton, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at home. She was born May 1, 1948, in Blue Ridge.
Joy was a client at Mineral Springs Center for 44 years and loved stringing beans and making kraut (a.k.a. crafts) at the center. She lived a full life and will always be a human corner stone brick in the foundational wall of the life at the Mineral Springs Center. Joy was of the Baptist faith and loved music, especially Brooks and Dunn. She enjoyed watching television shows of Hee-Haw, various game shows and M.A.S.H.
Joy was preceded in death by her mother, Kate Watkins; step-father, Grady Watkins; brother, Homer Green; and sister, Sharon Norton.
Survivors were brother, Gralon Green of Morganton; sister and brother-in-law, Penny and Ricky Bradburn of Morganton; brother-in-law, Kenny Norton of Blue Ridge; niece, Layne (William) Lopez; nephews, Adam (Kristie) Norton, Cody Bradburn (Fiancé, Desiree Patterson) and Bryson Bradburn; and great nieces and nephews, Justin Green, Kristen Lopez, Reid Norton and Owen Norton.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 17, 2019, from the Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge Chapel with the Rev. Eric Davenport officiating. A eulogy was given by Robin Davenport. Music was by Sara Kate Odom.
Interment was in the New Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ricky Bradburn, Cody Bradburn, Bryson Bradburn, William Lopez, Kenny Norton and Justin Green. Honorary Pallbearers were the Mineral Springs Center staff and clients. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mineral Springs Center at PO Box 28, Blue Ridge. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.