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Joyce Faye Tickle Williams

Joyce Faye Tickle Williams, 73, of 1414 Spruce St., Ext., Martinsville, VA passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born on December 14, 1943 in Surry Co., NC to the late Posie Tickle and Alma Newman Tickle. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Carol Williams Adkins; and a brother, Billy Ray Tickle.

Mrs. Williams formerly was owner and operator of her Florist business, and formerly taught Floral Designs at PHCC. She also attended Christ Church of Martinsville.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Stan G. Williams of the residence; daughter, Valerie Williams Kirk of Pleasant Grove, VA; she is also survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren who were the joy of her life; sisters, Carol T. and husband Mike Smitherman of Winston-Salem, NC, Barbara T. and husband Wade White of Winston-Salem, NC, and Glenda T. and husband William Coe of Winston-Salem, NC; brother, Don and wife Ann Tickle of Greensboro, NC.

First visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel and other times at the residence. Second visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Union Hill Friends Church in Mt. Airy, NC. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors Buck Wardle, Tim Bredamus, and Don Tickle officiating at Union Hill Friends Church. Burial will follow the service at Union Hill Friends Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp. Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

Norris Funeral Services and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Williams family. Online condolences may be made at

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