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Joyce Parker Holloway Williams was born February 18, 1944 in Durham, NC to the late Lucious and Ruby Daye Parker.  She departed this life on Monday, May 7, 2018, after a battle with Parkinson Disease.  

She is survived by her husband, Charlie G. Williams; children - Sonja Holloway (Frank) Weaver, Barbara Williams (David) Brown and Michael Williams; and sisters - Betty P. (Resteyne) Wilkinson, Barbara P. Hayes, Carolyn P. Parker, Jo Anne Parker-Sales, and Michelle Parker-Evans (Wayland Burton).  

She was formerly employed by North Carolina Mutual, Mechanics and Farmers Bank, African News and the Herald-Sun.  

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 1:00 pm with family visitation at Noon at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church at 316 Hebron Rd.  

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 2101 Sardis Rd, North, Suite 102, Box 15, Charlotte, NC 28227 or ParkinsonAssociation.org. 



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  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Holloway Memorial FH
  • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    May God bless your entire family. I will truly miss her. We will keep your family in our prayers. Joy will come!
    ~ Artelia Wade   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We look forward to the time where our God says that “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more...the former things have passed away.”JW.org
    ~ Anonymous X   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We look forward to the time where our God says that “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more...the former things have passed away.”JW.org
    ~ Anonymous X   Durham, NC
  • Friday, May 11, 2018
    I will miss Joyce and her sense of humor and determination. Gone too soon.NKP9L
    ~ Lynda thomas   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    As the days and weeks pass and you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comfort by the love and support of family and friends -1 Corinthians 1:3,4
    ~ Niara   Durham, NC
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Praying for you during this time of bereavement. May the memories of your dear loved one be with you forever. Joyce was a dear friend over the years. We have fond memories of working together at Mt.Calvary in Bahama. Shirley and Leon Cole and Ebony
  • Monday, May 14, 2018
    Our deepest sympathies, all our love and prayers of comfort and strength to the family. We are cousins to Barbara and her brother Michael via their Grandmother Aggie McRae (Reddick-Ingram-Covington Family, Moore Co, NC). We enjoyed spending time with Joyce and Charlie through the years. "Miss Joyce" was a lovely person, with a beautiful spirit. Our continued prayers are with the family. "Take your rest dear Joyce."
    ~ Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe & Family   Sanford, NC
  • Monday, May 14, 2018
    Deepest Sympathy to the family, Sorry for your loss. Will keep you Sonja and your family in my prayers
    ~ Dianne J. Rogers   Durham, NC
  • Monday, May 14, 2018
    Aunt Joyce, there is now a void in our lives, an empty place that no one else can fill! Your physical presence will be missed, but I will carry my memories of you in my heart forever and always! Love ya, your “favorite” niece Tiffany!
    ~ Tiffany B Parker   Henrico, VA
  • Monday, May 14, 2018
    Mr. Williams and Parker Family Words cannot begin to express our feelings during this difficult time. Our prayer is that God will cradle you and give you peace for the days ahead. Joyce will never be forgotten, her kind spirit and patience will be remembered by our family. Sewing was just one of her many talents. God bless you. and keep you and make his face to shine upon you this day and forever more.
    ~ Christa Umstead-Johnson   Durham, NE
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    To the Parker and Williams family. I am sorry about your loss and I won't be able to be with you today, but you are in my prayers. Ruth Wade Mangum Class of 1963
    ~ Ruth Mangum   Bahama, NC