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Surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Joy Ellen Patton Lindsay, took her heavenly flight, shedding her earthly robe to be with The Lord.

Born on May 27, 1925 to the late Allen and Margaret “Maggie” Alice Barber Patton. Joy grew up in York, South Carolina and completed studies at Jefferson High School. The youngest of eight children, she was preceded in death by her seven siblings; Allen, James “Jim”, Emanuel, Ira, Roseva, Margaret, and Jurine. She was also predeceased in death by two grandsons, Adrian Lindsay and Edward Dewitt Sadler III.   

Joy was the devoted wife of the late James Lindsay, Sr for 61 years and from that union came eight children. Their first born, Frances, died in infancy. 
Left to cherish her memories and continue her legacy are:
Her seven children; William Otis Lindsay (Mary) Puyallup, WA; Joy Ann Dawkins (Eugene) Charlotte, NC; Thomasina Sadler (Edward) Gastonia, NC; Gloria Lindsay Gastonia, NC; Ellinor Rhyne (George) Matthews, NC;  James Lindsay, Jr (Dolly) Richmond, VA;  and Lisa Moore (Raynard) Matthews, NC.  

Twelve Grandchildren: Gaylen Lindsay, Nicole Lindsay, Kelli Sadler, April Sadler, Amy Rhyne, Daren Rhyne, Roderick Garvin (Akilah); Tiffany Brown (Christopher); Dr. Lindsay Moore, and  Matthew Moore.

Nine Great Grandchildren: Knechelle Lindsay, Ayanna Garvin, Kennedy Bell, Kameron Bell, Maya Grace Sadler, Edward Dewitt Sadler IV “Witt”, Ruby Joy Garvin, Arynn Brown and Christian Brown.

A special daughter, Doris Williams, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, along with her faithful dog, Daisy.


Funeral Arrangement 

Mt. Hebron Baptist Church
732 Mt. Hebron Church Road
Gastonia, North Carolina

Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 1:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends at the church for thirty minutes prior to funeral.
(12:30 until 1:00 P.M.)

Gaston Memorial Park
1200 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, North Carolina

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  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    To Lindsay Famiy: God Bless You During this Difficult Time!! May You have Comfort in Knowing that Your Mother and My Aunt is Resting in A Valley of Peace!!
    ~ Minnie Roberts   Shelby, NC
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    To James, Dolly, Tiffany and the family my condolence and prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one Mrs. Joy Ellen Lindsay. She is resting safe in the arms of Our Lord and King. God Bless and Keep You!
    ~ Carol Childers
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    Keeping you in our prayers.
    ~ Nancy & Mike Taylor   Indian Land, SC
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss James. Thoughts and prayers to you and family.
    ~ John Underwood   Elizabeth City, NC
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    James and the Lindsay Family: May God continue to bless, comfort, and give you peace as you celebrate the wonderful legacy left by Mother Joy. We are praying for you!
    ~ Marsha and Ervin Owens   Lake Worth, FL
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    The management and staff of Performance Chevrolet of Elizabeth City, N.C. send our condolences to the Lindsay Family for the loss of their loved one. God gives us courage to bear our loss.
    ~ Wayne M. Perry   Elizabeth City, NC
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    James, blessings to you and your family.
    ~ Jim Colip   Roanoke, VA
  • Monday, May 21, 2018
    James & Family, I will continue to have you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you always keep your memories of all the times that you had. I hope you and your family continue to surround each other with love and support for one another and stay strong during these difficult times.
    ~ Kristina Rousch   Williamsburg, VA
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Monday, May 21, 2018
    To the entire Lindsay Family I would like to extend my sincere prayers and heartfelt sympathy to each of you. May your days and years ahead be filled with peace and comfort and love. May God bless each of you! 🙏🏽
    ~ Marie Lipscomb   Charlotte, NC