Joyce Ann Murphy Kennedy



Joyce Ann Murphy Kennedy
Deep Run, NC
Joyce Ann Murphy Kennedy, 72, of Deep Run, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at home. Joyce was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. But above all, she was a devout follower of her Heavenly Father. Nothing was more important to her than her God and her family. She served both with everything she had. She was the oldest living charter member of Southwest PFWB Church where she served as a trustee, church clerk and adult Sunday School teacher for many years. She and her husband, Clarence, founded Deep Run Child Care Center twenty- three years ago as a way to foster her love for her grandchildren and the children in the community. Throughout her life she ministered to many children by picking them up and taking them to church. She would drive through the neighborhoods of Pink Hill and Deep Run to find children in need and help get them enrolled in Pre-K where they would receive healthy meals and a high quality education. She has touched thousands of lives during her lifetime. She was the true example of being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Milton, Sr. and Verdie Murphy; brother, Wesley “Bud” Murphy; sister, Ruth Murphy Atkinson; and grandson, Hunter McQuade Kennedy.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Kennedy; children, Johnny Kennedy and wife Marilyn, Donnie Kennedy and wife Crystal, Scott Kennedy and wife Beth; grandchildren, Ty Kennedy, Ashley Kennedy Jessica Kennedy and Wesley Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Natalie Hartley and Jessa Adesso; brothers, Aubrey Murphy, Milton Murphy, Jay Murphy and sister, Rosa Baldridge.
Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Pink Hill Funeral Home. Visitation will follow the funeral service. Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Southwest PFWB Church.