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Dorothy Nease Joyner
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • Pinecrest Baptist Church Building Fund
    1285 Ashley Hall Road
    Charleston, , SC 29407

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“So very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and true hope (Hosea 13:14) be with your family during your time of sorrow. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Will, you and Dot were our family when we lived in Charleston 2006-2010. Your love then and your friendship since we returned to Iowa has been a...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Curtis - Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Tess & Jamie Trumbull

“Few people have beautifully demonstrated Christ's love for family and friends as Mrs. Dot....Our family expresses sympathy to all of her loved ones...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bobby Hunter - Lawrenceville, GA

“Uncle Willard, Greg, Brian and Curtis, my prayers are with you. I know you all loved her very much, only time will heal the pain for you, and hers...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Martha Odom - Sylvania, GA

“So sorry for your loss , Aunt Dot will be sadly missed ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Sonya Anderson Herring - GA

“My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life. May God...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Brooks - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your family's loss and my prayers are with you all . ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Suzan Briggs - Charleston, SC

“So sorry for your loss, your in my prayers. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Dorothy Wilkins - Charleston, SC

“May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11 ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Joyner loved to smile. She enjoyed her family to the utmost. She will be missed by so many she made contact and friends. As Curtis posted she...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“The entire family is in our prayers. Curtis you know we'll help in any way. Gods peace to you all. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Scott & Margaret Sauls - Bonneau, SC

“Curtis, Jill, Kendall and Matthew, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I pray that God will give you all comfort and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Olinger - Mt Pleasant, SC


Dorothy Nease Joyner, 85, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Willard M. Joyner entered into eternal rest Sunday, February 19, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday February 22, 2017 in Pinecrest Baptist Church, 1285 Ashley Hall Road at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends in the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Interment will be held Friday February 24th in Double Heads Baptist Church Cemetery, Sylvania, GA at 1:00 p.m. with family receiving friends at Double Heads Baptist Church from 12:00 p.m. until the time of interment. Arrangements by Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home, Sylvania, GA.

Dorothy was born November 22, 1931, in Savannah, Georgia, daughter of the late Julius Israel and Augusta Effie Nease. She attended Chatham and Effingham County Schools graduating from Marlowe High School in 1949, where she lettered in basketball. She later attended business school and her working career began in many departments with Union Bag Corporation in Savannah Georgia where she met her future husband.Dorothy retired as office manager from Northbridge Baptist Church in Charleston where she served for 23 years.

She was a devoted member of St. Andrews Baptist, Northbridge Baptist, Rutledge Memorial Baptist and Pinecrest Baptist Churches where she sang in the church choir and served as a Sunday school teacher. In her spare time she loved to travel (including a trip to the Holy Land) and create art through her paintings, pencil drawings, needlework and smocking. She was an avid reader and wonderful cook.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Willard Matthew Joyner, three sons Gregory Wayne Joyner and spouse Carol Douglas Joyner of Cottageville, SC; Brian Keith Joyner and special friend Deborah of North Charleston, SC; Curtis Matthew Joyner and spouse Jill Hucks Joyner of Charleston SC; four grandchildren, Amanda Douglas Reddick and spouse Bruce of Lincolnville, SC; Dalton Riera of Charleston, SC; Matthew Ray Joyner of Charleston, SC; and Kendall Lynn Joyner of Clemson, SC; two great-grandchildren Amy and Lilly Reddick and many loving nieces and nephews.

Our heartfelt thanks go to Dora Johnson for caring for mom these past three and half years and the hospice nurses and attendants over these past few weeks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pinecrest Baptist Church building fund, 1285 Ashley Hall Road. Charleston, SC 29407.