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Robert Lee Joyner, 83, of Greensboro, NC passed away peacefully during the early hours of Thursday, April 6, 2017. He was born June 24, 1933 in Farmville, NC to the late James Joyner and the late Maggie Foreman-Joyner of Farmville, NC. He married Jeanie Williams of Snow Hill, NC and remained happily married for 54 years. He served in the United States Army. Upon leaving the Army, he moved to Greensboro, NC and worked for the United States Post Office for 28 years. Upon retirement from the Post Office, he and Jeanie opened “The Jays” which they operated for over 15 years. He often said while working “I can sell anything”. Robert was a graduate of Farmville High School (now H.B. Suggs High School) and received his BS degree in Biology from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. He joined Reid Memorial CME Church when he moved to Greensboro—and was a staunch member for several years- serving in multiple capacities and receiving many awards. He later joined Bethel AME Church where he was a member of the Lay Organization, Sons of Allen and Class #6. He was also active with the Greensboro NAACP where he served as a recruiter and was very instrumental in getting Bethel a plaque of recognition for bringing in the most new members. He was also very active with the Greensboro Urban Ministry and their annual Crop Walk—providing t-shirts for each member who participated in the Crop Walk. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, board games and bowling. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanie Joyner of Greensboro, NC, son, Roderic Joyner of Charlotte, NC, sister Barbara Peyton of Martinsburg, WV, special cousins Harold Vines & Patricia Vines of Baltimore, MD , sister in law Jesse Clarke of Ft. Washington, MD, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A service honoring his life will be held at Bethel AME Church; 200 North Regan Street, Greensboro, NC; on Monday, April, 10, 2017 beginning at 12:00 pm. The interment will take place following the service at Guilford Memorial Park;6000 West Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC.

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  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Bro. Joyner, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how special your dad was to you. Please know that I am lifting you and Mrs. Joyner up in prayers and positive thoughts. Love you!
    ~ Jonathan "Joe" White   Raleigh, NC
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Rod, Lori and I are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
    ~ Rod Rankin   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Rod, Lori and I are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
    ~ Rod Rankin   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    My prayers goes out to you and your family. May GOD bless you and your family. May your father rest in peace.
    ~ Frantz Dautruche   Acworth, GA
  • Monday, April 10, 2017
    “The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalms 9:9 Mr. Joyner was an kind and honorable man. He will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers Mrs. Joyner. My prayer for you is that God will restore your peace and grant you strength. Hugs and Blessings to you and your family.
    ~ Diane Robinson   Greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    I am offering my condolences to the family and close friends of _Robert L Joyner. When a loved one has fallen asleep in death, GOD’s own words in the Bible offers comfort. Please read in your Bibles 2 Cor 1:3-4.
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Dear Family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss; along with the pain come many questions; Job in the Bible asked, "If a man dies, can he live again"? (Job 14:14,15)The answer is yes!. We can have the hope of seeing our loved ones again, right here on earth. (Psalms 37:29)Please accept my deepest sympathies
    ~ Bobbi