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Joyce Epley Suttle Henson

January 13, 1944 — March 26, 2024

Joyce Epley Suttle Henson, age 80, of Forest City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

Joyce was born Thursday, January 13, 1944, in Rutherford County to the late Aden Epley and Vesta Hooper Epley. She worked at the J.C. Cowan plant for many years and then as a CNA. Joyce loved her church family at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and also enjoyed reading her Bible daily. She was a dedicated wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Reverend Chivous D. Suttle, and Rondle Henson: daughters, Becky Coffey, Suzanne Suttle and a brother, David Epley.

Those left to treasure her memory include three sons, Eugene Suttle (Crystal) of Rutherfordton, Kurt Suttle and Dwayne Suttle both of Forest City; a sister, Sonja Sisk (Herman) of Forest City; seven grandchildren, Brandon Suttle (Makayla), Alyssa Suttle, Daniel Suttle (Danielle), Amber Suttle, Sherena Suttle, Lindsey Coffey, Stephanie Coffey; nine great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Dianne Flynn along with many nieces and nephews. 

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Reverend Stephen Matheny officiating. Interment will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Memorial donations are requested to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest City, NC  28043.

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