Clifton Thomas Joyner

October 11, 1961 - November 13, 2020

10/11/1961 - 11/13/2020

Past Services

Saturday November 21, 2020
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
338 Tuscarora Beach Road
338 Tucarora Road
Winton, NC 27986
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Friends, please see signs for parking when attending service.

AHOSKIE, NC – Clifton Thomas Joyner, age 59, of Menola-St. John Road, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 13, 2020 at his home.

Cliff was born on October 11, 1961 to Clifton Ray Joyner, Jr. and Catherine Colson Joyner in Ahoskie, NC. He was a loving husband, son, father, brother, and friend. He was always the life of the party, a real jokester. Cliff enjoyed camping, spending time at the lake, riding the golf cart, and cooking. He loved to entertain with food, fellowship, and of course a little loud music. Cliff was a sweet soul that will be deeply missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by mother, Retha Catherine Colson Joyner.

Left to cherish Cliff’s memory his wife Beverly Nichols Joyner, of the home, his father, Clifton Ray Joyner, Jr. and his wife Patricia, his daughter, Taylor Joyner (Josh) of Ahoskie; two granddaughters, Leah and Rayne Smith; one grandson, Noah Smith; sister, Charlene Joyner Gray and husband Trent of Como; his brother, Jason Vinson and wife Ashley of Battleboro, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a celebration of life memorial service on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Chowan River, 338 Tuscarora Beach Road, Winton NC. Friends please see signs for parking when attending service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Volunteer Fire Department, 1127 NC 561 West, Aulander, NC 27805 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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Debbie Colson Robbins
3 years ago

Taylor, my heart breaks for you. Life without a dad is hard. The days ahead will seem empty but your heart will be full of the love he had for you.

Debbie Robbins
3 years ago

May God give you peace that you need so badly right now. My prayers are being lifted for Beverly, Uncle Clifton and Charlene and all else who loved him.

Anita Conner Blythe
3 years ago

To the entire Joyner Family – you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Such sad news and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Gina West
3 years ago

I am so sad for your loss, Beverly and Taylor. I have great memories of Cliff cutting up and making everybody laugh. He will be missed.

Barbara and Freddie Outland
3 years ago

Beverly and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patricia Littlefield
3 years ago

Cliff will be truly missed. John and I are here for you.

Debbie Wheeler Martin
3 years ago

Beverly and family, Charlene and family I am so sorry for your loss. May God guide and direct you all and give you strength and comfort. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Bazemore
3 years ago

I remember the first time meeting Cliff, was back in 2011 or 2012 when him n Beverly came to my house after my Son Matthew came home from the hospital. Cliff and Beverly had their hands full of goodies. Heart of Gold he was. My Family will always be grateful for Cliff. His sense of humor was great too. Beverly m Family my prayers are sent out for strength peace and comfort.

3 years ago

We send our deepest sympathy to Cliff’s family. He will be missed by many. Prayers for God’s comfort and peace in the coming days. Kay and Ronald Edwards

Robert Davis
3 years ago

Beverly I’m so sorry to hear this news. My prayers go out to you and Taylor and the rest of the family. He was a good friend and will be missed deeply. I’ll keep all of you in my prayers.