With humble submission to the will of God, we stand with this precious Joyner family to honor the life of Mable Lee Powell Joyner , who was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She was one who loved her family with her whole heart, spent many years nurturing her family and enriching the lives of many.
On Wednesday, March 28, 1934, life was bestowed upon Mable in Northampton County, North Carolina, as she was born to the parentage of the late Edgar and Mina Powell. While living in this community she received her formal education from the Northampton County School System and graduating from the W.S. Creecy High School in Rich Square, North Carolina.. She matured into a beautiful and bright young lady with a cheery and enlightening personality that could easily brighten anyone’s day.
As life progressed, Mable met and united in Holy Matrimony with love of her life, Delmo Joyner. This was a beautiful union full of love and life as it was blessed with the birth of four children , whom she loved dearly . Seeing the need to help provide for her family she become gainfully employed with Severn Peanut Factory, bookkeeper of Joyner’s Garage and later a housewife. As a housewife you would often find her baking, canning, making homemade biscuits for whoever would ask and afterwards she would enjoy her crossword puzzles.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? She is worth far more than rubies” (Proverbs 31:10). Mable’s qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth. Yes, Mable was the epitome of “A Virtuous Woman”. She was the matriarch of the Joyner family and was respected as such. The values and principles that she instilled will be a permanent impression in the hearts of all she touched. Mable’s love for her family empowered her to leave them with parting words: “No Time To Cry Don’t Shed a Tear I Am With God, In Spirit I Am Here. I Kept the Faith, My Spirit Is Light, I Am at Peace Now, I Fought the Good Fight.”
Mable loved unconditionally. Her love was not limited to just family, but it was shared throughout the community and abroad. She applied the word according to the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:14: “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this you shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Because of her commitment and passion, she was affectionately known by many as ‘Mable J’, ‘Ma Mable’ and ‘Mable Lene’. as one that never met a stranger. Mable always had words of encouragement and these solemn words allowed her to touch the hearts of many. She loved life and had a very warm and caring disposition. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (II Timothy 4: 6-7) On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, while in the care of Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, North Carolina, Mable peacefully departed this life to claim her victory. Her seeds are well-sown; her service on earth is complete, and she now experiences the victory and triumph of eternal life. In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Delmo, she was preceded in death by: her two children, Delmo Joyner, Jr. and Vanessa Bowers; sister, Mary Lassiter and son-at-heart, Larry Joyner.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best. A life well lived. A life well loved. The life and legacy of Mable Lee Powell Joyner will live on through her: daughter, Cynthia J. Motley of Temple Hills, Maryland; son, Corey Joyner of Conway, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Curtis V. Motley, Jr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Corey Joyner, Jr., and Keeana Joyner both of Culpeper, Virginia, Latasha & Jamar Deloatch both of Conway, North Carolina, Jarvis Powell of Conway, North Carolina; three great grandchildren, Angel Motley and Mahogany Silver of Conway, North Carolina and Curtis V. Motley, III of Murfreesboro, North Carolina; one great great grandson, Kemon Motley of Conway, North Carolina; one granddaughter-at-heart, Rena Williams of Kinston, North Carolina; three sisters, Clorine Spruill (Bruce), Wilma Cumbo and Clara Deloatch; two sister-in-laws, Irene Bynum and Carrier Joyner; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
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