Rachel Joyce Scott Owens

June 26, 1942 - September 20, 2020

06/26/1942 - 09/20/2020

Past Services

Wednesday September 23, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Thursday September 24, 2020
4:00 pm
Hobgood Cemetery
Highway 125
Hobgood, NC 27843

Rachel Joyce Scott Owens, age 78, of Elm City, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the Wayne UNC Health Care of Goldsboro, NC.

Mrs. Owens was born on June 26, 1942 to French Gelema Scott, Jr. and Rachel Holland Scott in Halifax County, NC. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. Joyce was a devoted member of Forest Hills Baptist Church. She loved to crochet and was an awesome painter, as you could see by gazing at the mural she did for the children in the church. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Julian F. Shaw, and a brother, Michael Scott.

Joyce is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 40 years, Charles, her daughter, Geneva S. Best of Wilson; two step-sons, Charles A. Owens and wife Belinda of Winfall, and Dale Owens and wife Kim of Eure; two brothers, Richard Scott and wife Liz, and Billy Scott; grandchildren, Brenda Poythress of  Wilson, Laura Best of Wilson, and Matthew Young of Fredericksburg, Va.; great-grandchildren, Jaylen Lewin, Rylee Lewin, and Vivian Bass; step grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service, Scotland Neck, NC.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 4:00 pm at the Hobgood Cemetery, Hobgood, NC, with Rev. Matthew Tondee officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Ave Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Owens family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

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3 years ago

Joyce and I grew up together two blocks away. I have fond memories of the fun times we spent playing, skating and riding our bikes. We loved playing in the snow and building snowmen after a big snow. Joyce was very talented, and a good childhood friend. Prayers for her family.

Matthew Young
3 years ago

Grandma, you raised me for 6 years. I remember the fun times we had together. I remember that you loved to sing and rejoice in the church choir. Especially at Christmas time. You taught Kids Express in church and taught bible school at times. I can hear you singing now with your son and parents up in heaven. You were a child of God. You will be missed.

Sue Ford Champion
3 years ago

I’m sorry to hear about Rachel’s death. Knowing her as I did I know she is Rejoicing with the Lord and not looking back.
Prayers for the Family.