God looked around his garden and He found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth and saw your weary face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best… And on Sunday, October 10, 2021, in His infinite wisdom God called from labor to reward
Joyce Dean Cureton Weddington to her Heavenly Home. Joyce, the youngest child of the late James David and Bleeka Crowe Cureton, was born August 18, 1951, in Union County, North Carolina.
She was educated in the Union County public schools and graduated in the class of 1969 from Parkwood High School, Monroe, North Carolina. Joyce graduated from Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Never idle, with a thirst for knowledge, she received her Master of Arts degree in counseling from Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. After graduation, Joyce began her forty years career as a guidance counselor with the Monroe County Board of Education, Monroe, North Carolina. She was committed and active in the lives of countless students as she mentored, counseled, and prepared them to become productive adults. She fostered relationships and encouraged students to apply for college, join the armed services, or match a trade to one’s talents. After a stellar career, Joyce retired in 2015.
Joyce was initiated into her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated on March 31, 1982, in the Lambda Upsilon Omega Chapter in Concord, North Carolina. She also served in the Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter-Charlotte, North Carolina and was a Charter Member of the Omega Iota Omega Chapter-Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Joyce served Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for 39 years and enjoyed committee participation that provided scholarship assistance and youth development. At her untimely passing, Joyce was a Life Member and General Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Her family meant the world to her. She enjoyed the many shared holidays. In her leisure, she loved cooking, reading a great novel, traveling with family and friends. Joyce was easy going, generous and always willing to lend a helping hand to her fellowman.
She has joined others of faith in a place of tranquility and peace. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, devoted husband, Earl Weddington Sr.; siblings, Artie, James David Jr., Hoskin, John Louis, Sara Macie, Lindsay, Alberta, and Charles.
Joyce was loved and will be remember with adoration by her sister, Doris E. Cureton; nieces and nephews: Lewis Cureton, Marilyn Cureton, Regina Blackwell, Winfred Phillips Jr., Cheryl (James) McGee, Reverend Michael (Cheryl) Cureton, Tara Cureton, Rodney Cureton, Andrea (Doug) Bryant, Michael (Anine) Cureton, Jeffrey (Gail) Cureton, Labrita (Shang) Andrews, Marlin Hall, and Carolyn Massey; a host of other family members and friends.
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