Joyce Ann Deese
Joyce Ann Deese
  • June 13, 1938 - September 15, 2017
  • Monroe, North Carolina

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Joyce Ann "Nanny" Deese, age 79, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on September 15, 2017. She was born in Union County on June 13, 1938, daughter of the late Yates W. Braswell and Ruby Elizabeth Hill Braswell. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Ray H. Deese. She is survived by her sons, Michael Ray Deese of Monroe and Richard Wilson Deese and wife Michelle of Monroe; her daughter, Loretta Ann Deese of Lincolnton, GA; her five grandchildren, Jeffrey Alan Carnes and fiancé Ashley Bass of Lancaster SC, Amanda Raeann Carnes and fiancé Terry "Tink" Bowers of Lancaster SC, Chelsie Deese Murphy and husband Jonathan of Charlotte, NC, Brittany Walton and husband Cory of Monroe and Melanie Spence and husband Chris of Monroe; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Noah Spence; her sisters, Hilda "Cookie" Price and Gayle Simpson both of Monroe.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Deese will be held 2:00pm Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe with interment to follow in Lakeland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the National Kidney Foundation or Hospice of Union County. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the Deese family.