Joyce McCleery

Joyce McCleery

Joyce Ann Biggs McCleery, 70 of 111 Dolphin Street, Moyock, NC, died Friday, November 15, 2013 at Chesapeake General Hospital. She was born Fountain Hill, AR, daughter of the late Tarlton and Laura Houston Biggs and was the widow of Bill McCleery.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra L. Hurt and husband Michael of Moyock, NC and Shirley A. Sandhal and husband Kenny of Yreka, CA; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three sisters, and a brother. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. McCleery was preceded in death by her son, grandson, two sisters and a brother.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date in California. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the McCleery family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Connie Sanders on November 19th, 2013 7:08 pm

    Sandy, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. Joni Florida on November 20th, 2013 8:40 am

    Words themselves cannot fully express the sorrow that is felt over the loss of your dear Joice. My sincerest sympathy goes out to her friends and family. Losing a loved one is such a difficult thing to deal with. As time goes by, though, you will begin to realize that as you think of her smiles, her affection for family, her laughter, the pain has diminished a bit and you’ll find yourself smiling again. I didn’t know her personally but, having lost someone dear to me, I can empathize with the pain you have and continue to experience. What comfort such scriptures as John 5:28,29 brought me! You will read there about the promise Jesus gave of resurrecting our loved ones back to life. When he resurrected His friend Lazarus back to life, He showed his ability and desire to fulfill that promise. ( John 11:38-44 ) Can you just imagine the joy Lazarus’ sisters felt when they held him in their arms once again? This joy we too will feel in the very near future. Until that day comes, we have the promise that God will draw close to those whose hearts have been broken ( Psalms 34:18 ) I truly hope these few scriptures have helped lessen the pain you feel as they had mine.


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