Joyce B. Shaffer

Published 1:11 pm Thursday, April 11, 2024

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ZUNI – Joyce Brewer Shaffer, 84, passed away April 10, 2024 in her home with her family by her side. Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and raised in Emporia, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Junious Brewer and Elma Hands Brewer. She was also predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Reynolds Shaffer Jr.; a son, Larry R. Shaffer and six siblings, Frances, Paul, Lelia, Gloradine “Goby”, Dan and Mary.

Joyce was a member of Black Creek Baptist Chur

Joyce B. Shaffer


Left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Terry S. Whitehead (Wayne); a son, Gary B. Shaffer (Kathy); a brother, Willie Brewer; a daughter-in-law, Cherene Shaffer; eight grandchildren, Eric Whitehead (Jamie), Luke Whitehead (Lexi), Kelsey Shaffer, Chase Shaffer, Kimberly Shaffer, Shelby Shaffer, Amber Lee, and Jessica Bolton; six great-grandchildren, Emilee Whitehead, Savanah Turner, Matthew Lee, Mckenna Bolton, Brantley Bolton, and Liam Whitehead and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Faison officiating. Burial will follow in Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home and suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Joyce’s friend and caregiver, Krystal Romines and to Gentiva Hospice caregivers, Angie Smith and Ebony Myrick.