John H. Joyner

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 30, 2007

COURTLAND—The Rev. John H. Joyner died Oct. 26, 2007.

At the time of his passing he was serving as an associate minister at Zion Southampton A.M.E. Zion Church in Courtland.

Prior to his illness he was the pastor of The Risen Church of God in Boykins.

During his early years, residing in Portsmouth, he served as a long standing minister of the gospel within the Church of God in Christ, under Elder Abraham Smith and Elder Samuel Moore, presiding Bishops C.L. Mason and Levy Willis.

After serving three years in the Army, serving more than 30 years as a cab driver for Safeway Cab Co. in Portsmouth, and having retired after 20 years of federal government service from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, in Norfolk, he continued to work as a self-employed medical transporter for the Hampton Roads Area until his illness.

Survivors include his loving

wife, Ella Mae; one daughter, Mary Hampton; six grandchildren, Robin Brown-Holt (Ron), Dianna Holmes (Willie), Gloria Waters, Ursula Adams-Salley (Aubrey), Clinton Hampton (Tina), Sterling Hampton; 10 great-grand children, four great-great grandchildren; one niece,

one nephew, Charles Joyner; one loving aunt, Rosa Stith; and many other relatives, loved ones, and friends.

He was predeceased by one niece, Louise.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at

Zion Southampton

AME Zion Church in Courtland, interment in the church cemetery.

Services entrusted to Roundtree and Associates Funeral Service, Murfreesboro, N.C.