To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted…
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
~ Ecclesiates 3:1, 2, 20
A TIME TO BE BORN:
Joseph Clinton Joyner, son of the late Elijah and Viola Stancell Joyner, began his journey through life on Monday, September 22, 1947, in Conway, (Northampton County) North Carolina.
A TIME TO LIVE:
‘Buster’, as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, was educated at Willis Hare School, Pendleton, North Carolina. Early in life, he was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Jean Mills. This union was blessed with the birth of one beautiful daughter, Adrienne ‘Sandy’, who was the apple of his eye - his pride and joy.
Being reared in a Christian home, ‘Buster’ accepted Christ in his life at an early age and united in fellowship with the Zoar Missionary Baptist Church, Pendleton, North Carolina. He served his church faithfully and was a viable part of the Zoar Male Chorus; with whom he enjoyed traveling and praising God through song.
For many years, ‘Buster’ was employed at Georgia Pacific’s Hardwood Plant in Conway, North Carolina. Upon its closure, he migrated to Washington, DC, where he gained employment with MWM Properties, as a Maintenance Engineer. While there, he mastered the art of carpentry and plumbing. In addition, he worked with The Kim’s, as a Maintenance Manager. ‘Buster’ had a special way of turning something that looked like nothing; into something new again. He was known as a “master craftsman” amongst his friends. Not only was ‘Buster’ blessed with the gift of song and carpentry - but as a fisherman. His favorite pastime was fishing; a hobby he not only enjoyed, but utilized to nourish his family and friends.
A TIME TO DIE:
Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar. On Friday, January 1, 2021, as the evening sun set in the west, our dear loved one quietly slipped in eternal slumber; while in the care of Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, Maryland. He now reunites with his parents; sister, Dorothy Joyner; brother, Leon Joyner and great-grandson, Jaiden Sykes.
A TIME TO REMEMBER:
We who remain are struck by the pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that He would wipe all tears from our eyes are: wife, Jean Joyner; daughter, Adrienne Joyner; daughter-at-heart, Jeanika Warren all of Conway, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Adrionna Peebles of Richmond, Virginia, Jayonna Watford, Ka’Niji Lee and Kaleb Warren Cooper all of Conway, North Carolina; four great-grandchildren, A’Toyin West, Leziyah Sykes, Taelin Sykes and Zaiden Sykes all of Richmond, Virginia; two brothers, Jimmy Gray Joyner (Ann) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Raymond Joyner of Washington, DC; one sister, Callie Shamblee of Winterville, North Carolina; one aunt, Georgia Flythe of Newport News, Virginia; his extended family of Washington, DC, especially Rayjean Barton and Corbett McClure, Jr.; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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