Joyce Icard Heavner

  • Born: October 15, 1932
  • Died: November 17, 2020
  • Location: Morganton, North Carolina

Heritage Funeral Service

1507 E. Main Street
Valdese, NC 28690
Tel. (828) 874-0411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Joyce Icard Heavner, 88, of Morganton, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her residence, following a period of declining health.
Joyce was born on October 15, 1932 in Burke County to Calvin Icard and Jane Wilson Icard. She was formerly employed in the textile industry as a winder, and was a member of the Valdese Church of God.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Heavner, a daughter, Maxine Howell, a grandson, J.D. Wilkerson, and 17 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her five children; Martha Wright and husband Leonard, Ricky Heavner and wife Shari, Robert Heavner and wife Fran, Carroll Heavner and wife Joyce, and Patty Orders and husband Kyle. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, friends and family.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, with Rev. Jerrill Townsend and Rev. Jerry Tow officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 until 4:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
Memorials may be sent to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd, Valdese, NC 28690 or to Kindred Home Health Care, 1985 Tate Blvd. SE #302, Hickory, NC 28602
An online obituary and guestbook is available at
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Heavner family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

RIP Joyce, you will be missed! Love you!

Posted by Shena Keller - Hudson, NC - Family   November 22, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Christopher Delancey - Friend   November 22, 2020

I'm glad I got to meet you in life. You always was good to me and you'll be missed. But I'm glad you don't have to suffer no more. I know you are walking with Jesus and one day I hope to join you. It's not good bye but till we meet in Heaven. Love you

Posted by Kyle Orders    November 21, 2020

Sorry for your loss. My God wrap His loving arms around all of you, giving you confront during this time.

Posted by Edda Hardin    November 20, 2020