Joyce Ann Rawls
Joyce Ann Rawls
  • April 10, 1938 - March 10, 2016
  • Mount Holly, North Carolina

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"If You Could See Me Now, I'm Walking Streets of Gold, If You Could See Me Now, I'm Standing Tall and Whole". These lyrics best describe how Joyce Ann Ivey Rawls, age 77 who passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Gaston Care and Rehabilitation in Gastonia, North Carolina knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior and her pain's erased. She leaves her message to her family that they wouldn't want her to leave this place now that she has seen His face.. Joyce loved her gospel music and watching church services on television every Sunday morning. She was known as a sweet-a-holic. Butter Pecan ice cream and frozen yogurt was her favorite. A lady who loved her family dearly and loved to tell them stories about her earlier years of life. She collected pig figurines. Joyce was a supporter of the "Wounded Warriors Foundation", loved following her politics and was an ally for the disabled.

Joyce was the daughter of the late Fred Ivey and Ina Miller Ivey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years William C.J. Rawls II, who passed away in 1995 along with one daughter; Angela Landreth who passed away in 2011.

Joyce is survived by her daughter and son in law: Devi and William Hunter; granddaughter: (daughter of the late Angela Landreth) Shelby Short and great granddaughter: Angela Grace Keller all of Mount Holly, North Carolina; one sister: Laura Valentine of Tallahassee, Florida; two brothers and one sister in law: Fred Jr. and Joanne Ivey of Chandler, North Carolina, Mackie Ivey of Swannanoa, North Carolina.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Joyce will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel 412 South Main Street, Stanley, North Carolina 28164 with Reverend Edward Reese to officiate.

Receiving of friends will be from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM prior to the service
Those wishing to express words of sympathy and condolences may visit Joyce's guest book at

Carothers Funeral Home of Stanley is honored to serve the Rawls family during their time of loss.