Edith Lorraine Martin

May 17, 1927

August 28, 2019

Edith Lorraine Martin Joyce, 92, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Roman Eagle Nursing Home in Danville, Va.

Born May 17, 1927 in Henry County, Va. to Raymond and Ethel Martin, she was raised and lived in Fieldale, Va. for many years. She married William Wallace Joyce in 1946, and relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina in 1972. She was employed by Fieldcrest Mills in Fieldale and Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C.

She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Joyce Snead (Charles) of Danville, Va., Janice Joyce Hoffman (Paul) of Leesburg, Va.; and one son, William Wallace (Bill) Joyce II ( Kim) of Olive Branch, MS. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace, her son Wayne Joyce (Dale), and her grandson, Alan Wayne Joyce.

In addition to her children, she is survived by her seven grandchildren, Heather Johnson Sevinsky, Amanda Joyce Menconi, Ronnie Johnson II, Bryan Hoffman, Joshua Hoffman, Savannah Joyce, and Julianna Joyce; and 11 great-grandchildren, Nathan and Ava Sevinsky, Macie and Joy Menconi, Lynnlee, Adie Deane, and Izzie Lane Johnson, Brayden Joyce, Lilly Lord, Benton Hoffman, and Josephine Rose Hoffman. Lorraine was an active member of Winter Park Baptist Church for many years, where she participated in the Adult Choir and Senior Adult activities.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home located at 3915 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, N.C. 28403. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, N.C. 28412. Online guestbook may be signed at