Blonnie Marie Terry Joyner

September 27, 1943 - November 30, 2020

09/27/1943 - 11/30/2020

Past Services

Thursday December 03, 2020
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Additional Information:

Private family memorial service.

Job Cemetery
Aulander, NC 27805


AHOSKIE, NC – Blonnie Marie Terry Joyner, age 77, of Richard Street, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Joyner was born on September 27, 1943 to Redden Terry, Sr. and Eula Outlaw Terry in Ahoskie, NC. Blonnie married the love of her life in 1961 and to this marriage was born seven children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Blonnie loved being a homemaker and taking care of her family, however she did enjoy getting out and grading peanuts in the fall. She was an avid reader, enjoyed shopping, riding the roads with friends, and sending cards for all occasions. Blonnie was a giver, she always said, “the more you give, the more you receive” and was very fitting that Christmas was her favorite holiday. She loved her family and will be deeply missed by those who knew her.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Harmon, two sons, Ronald and Steven Joyner, daughter-in-law, Wendy Joyner, sisters, Naomi Cooke and Mary Della Pierce, and brother, Ellis Gene Terry.

Blonnie is survived by her loving husband Julian, two daughters, Peggy Walston and husband Perry of Ahoskie, and Tammy Evans and husband Mike of Murfreesboro; two sons, Mike Joyner of Aulander, David A. Joyner and wife Josie of Colerain; son-in-law, Linwood Harmon of Aulander; five granddaughters, Tonya Thompson and husband Neal of Aulander, Melissa Wommack and husband Kenny of Ahoskie, Ashley Walston Poole and husband Sean of Wake Forest, Brittany Walston of Ahoskie, and Elizabeth Joyner of Colerain; five grandsons, Perry Walston, III of Ahoskie, Michael Joyner, II of Aulander, Matthew Joyner of Aulander, David T. Joyner of Colerain, and Chase Evans of Murfreesboro; four great-grandsons, Charlie Thompson, Landon Thompson, Nathan Wommack, and Gabriel Wommack; two great-granddaughters, Charlotte Poole, and Savannah Poole; sister, Barbara Trail of Aulander; two brothers, Reggie Terry of Aulander, and Robert Terry and wife Laverne of Aulander; along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
A private family celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with a public graveside interment, following at Job Cemetery, Aulander, NC. The family ask that everyone wear face coverings and practice social distancing during this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial contributions may be made directly to Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, PO Box 908, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Joyner family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Ellen Marie Parker
3 years ago

Bonnie was so thoughtful and I will cherish her memory. I will miss that Christmas card she sent every year. You all come from a good family know that her love is alive in you.

Ashley Poole
3 years ago

I went through all the cards you wrote me and read every single one. One in particular really stuck with me and it said “although life keeps us busy, there’s still nothing more important than reminding you how much you’re loved and cared about, how often you’re thought of all year through.” You never failed to do this. You made me feel special from childhood to adulthood. You listened, you noticed, you were present in our conversations. I remember thinking one time, oh no I better not tell grandma I like something if I don’t love it because she will go all out and spend way too much money and buy everything related to it. You were so thoughtful and really put so much thought and effort into every single thing you did in life. I’m so thankful to have spent so much time with you growing up. You constantly taught me, gave life lessons and truly made me realize the important things in life. So many years of riding around with you making memories. Grandma I don’t know how you did it but you always made everyone feel so loved and special. I remember one time being in a store and you were just bragging and bragging to the cashier about how smart I was to somebody. Always, no matter where you went you always made sure to talk about our latest accomplishments in school or something we had done that you were proud of. At the time, I felt like it was no big deal but I wish I could have that back in an instant to turn that around and tell you we were so thankful for you. Thankful for you to be our biggest cheerleader, thankful for always teaching us and making sure we had the best of the best, thankful for you being there to talk about whatever, Thankful for the fact that you made us feel like kings and queens with the gifts you always gave.
I wish I had just slowed down. life got crazy and life got in the way. I should have come down to visit more. I should have just put the kids in the car and drove. I know how much you loved the girls and getting pictures of them. I wish I could have more time with you during this
busy season of life for me. I wish I could tell you how much we love and adore you. I’m hearing you these last few days. Im hearing you talking to me. I hear those sweet comments that always made me feel so good. These last few days I keep hearing you say “you look beautiful Ashley Your girls are so adorable”, “your girls are so smart just like their mama”. I keep seeing your smile and you’re looking right at me saying these things. I know you’re speaking to me. I know you’re here giving me the confidence to move forward knowing that we will be ok.
It’s hard to realize that I won’t get any more cards from you. I find it so beautiful that Charlotte has your spirit. She goes through a pack of stamps in a week sometimes mailing letters to people. She also loves stickers on cards and telling people that she cares about them and loves them just like you. I’m so glad that you guys could be pen pals for a short time. I’m so glad that she had someone to write her back that took the time to put so much love into those sweet letters. To me this was the most beautiful thing about her that reminds me of you that I will hold onto. I’m gonna miss you so much.

Like you always wrote in my cards “i hope you are having a beautiful day”. I know you are having a beautiful day today now that you’re in Heaven with our sweet savior. We will always love you “forever and forever” grandma.

Sherry Spence
3 years ago

I did not know Blonnie personally, but know Peggy, and I am sure she was as sweet as her. I am so sorry for the loss of this special dear woman, and I am lifting you all up in prayer to our Lord and Savior, and our Comforter, Jesus Christ

Teresa Turner
3 years ago

To The Family of Sweet Mrs Blonnie, We are deeply saddened by your loss. Mrs Blonnie was such a dearheart! We send Prayers of THE LORD’S PEACE AND COMFORT to sustain you during this difficult time. Our Family will remember her fondly.
Ann Wiggins, Teresa “Reesie”, and Dalles Turner

Peggy Walston
3 years ago

As I thought about all the things I could say as I lay in the quietness of the still of the night, ii keep thinking about the sign you have posted over the door in the living room that reads “all because two people feel in love”
That says it all. The almost 60 years you and daddy were together produced quite a legacy. We are so thankful you choose to bore 7 children so close in age. We didn’t have everything but we had each other. We were the Joyner family and proud of it! We felt like we had it all even though looking back I am sure you worked hard to make that happen . You grading peanuts every fall so that Christmas was so very special. We always were able to count on that one big present we so desired. You continued the legacy by making sure our kids had plenty on Christmas morning as well. You would even buy gifts for us to wrap up from Santa. We all looked forward to that pile big of gifts we opened on your tiny living room floor every Christmas Eve. We never stopped feeling like a kid at Christmas.
Even though you never went to college, you were one of the smartest people I know.
You instilled a love for leaning that produced several teachers.
I still remember Steve reading encyclopedias for fun and all of us sitting around the kitchen table playing school. Your involvement, encouragement, and support in our everyday lives molded us to become the compassionate, hardworking, and determined children we are. You always told everyone how proud you are of us. We just hope you know how proud of you we are!
You always had an opinion on everything. I can still hear you saying
“ you can’t out give God” “ do until others as you would have them do unto you” • you can’t take it with you “ “. Go ahead and give it today, because you are not promised tomorrow “.
You didn’t have as much as others because you always put others first. You gave to a fault.You never liked a thief or a liar
You always said “ I will give the shirt off my back but don’t try to take it”
People who knew you well, know that you loved to talk, read, travel, shop, cook, send cards, and give advice. Oh how i would love to get an hour long phone call and some advice about right now.
We all love you so much and Daddy will miss you more than words can express. He was your soulmate. Your dedication and love for Daddy instilled in us the marriage commitment til death do us part”
I will always remember the card daddy sent you “ I would rather fight than switch” and I always loved that . It was meant to be funny but it really says how much daddy loved you and was committed no matter what life throws at you. We were always on the go and I remember you saying I am gonna go while I can because there will be a time when I can’t go. You lived life to the fullest and shared your love and kindness right up to the end. There are so many wonderful memories and fun times that we will have to hold on to until we we see you again! As you always say…we love you forever and forever.

Sallie Surface
3 years ago

She was a beautiful person who loved her family. We all share your loss.

Elizabeth Evans and family
3 years ago

We are deeply sorry for your loss. She was a great friend with the biggest heart of anyone we know,always called,sent cards,and loved with all she had. She will be tremendously missed. Love Liz Evans and family.