Joy Carroll Thorpe

October 25, 1950 - August 14, 2022

10/25/1950 - 08/14/2022

Joy Carroll Thorpe, age 71 of Greenville, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 14, 2022.

She was born on October 25, 1950 to William and Roberta Carroll and graduated from Chowan College with a Liberal Arts Degree. Following graduation, Joy was employed by Pitt County where she managed their print shop. She enjoyed woodworking and loved the mountains of North Carolina. After retirement Joy enjoyed working as an EMT for Bell Arthur EMS in Pitt County.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Roberta Stephenson Carroll; her father, William Bryant Carroll, Sr.; her brother, Robert Edwin Carroll; and her special friend, Sue Powell.

Joy is survived by her brother, William Bryant Carroll, Jr. and his wife Allyson of Tillery; her sister, Betty Reed of Asheboro; two nieces, Kirsten Reed of Yadkinville and Shannon Reed of Graham; two nephews, William Bryant Carroll, III and his wife Sharon of Greenville and Derek Reed and his wife Jennifer of Wallace. Also surviving is her special friend, Tamie Overton of Chocowinity.

Per Joy’s request no services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Bell Arthur EMS, Inc, PO Box 654, Bell Arthur, NC 27811 or online by clicking here.

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

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Carol Moore
1 year ago

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Leslie and Gary Lilley
1 year ago

Bill so very sorry for the loss of your sister, Joy. Prayers for your family.

Donna Robbins
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss, Bill. Too many gone too soon!

Alton and Martha Parker
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love.
Martha Ann McDaniel Parker

1 year ago

It truly sadden my heart when I got the news. I will miss you Joy. You gave me a job with Pitt County and it was a blessing the friendship we built. You were an Awesome Boss to me and I will never forget you. Will have the memories and will remember your smile and kindness.

Danielle Bailey
1 year ago

I remember her smiling face and warm heart when I volunteered at Bell Arthur. She friended my mom on Facebook and the two talked from time to time. I’m sure the two have reconnected in Heaven. I’m sending my love and prayers to the family

Sybil braddy
1 year ago

I am so sorry to read of Joys passing. I have not seen her in years but think about her often. Sending thoughts and prayers that God will give you peace and comfort. Love to all of your family. P.S. I remember when Joy was born.