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Funeral Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Wednesday January 27th, 2021

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Joyner Dee Washburn

Joyner Dee Washburn, 76, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Moses Cone Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 Am on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Todd McDonald, Rev. Ryan Murphy and Rev. Ralph Clayton officiating. The family will be available one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Madison. We ask that you wear a mask and remember to practice social distancing while attending the service.

Joyner was born in Rockingham County to the late Dewey Joyner Washburn and Margaret Gentry Washburn Kistner and graduated from Madison Mayodan High School, class of ’62. He was a retiree of Purr-fect Stitches and also worked at Macfield for 25 years. It’s been said, “If you ever met Joyner , you never forgot him.” He was a member of Greenville First Wesleyan Church and attended Covington Wesleyan Church in Reidsville. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Jo Washburn LaFoye.

Joyner is survived by his wife, of 33 years, Donna Puckett Washburn; sons, John Washburn and wife, Lisa and Les Harold and wife, Annika; grandchildren, Claire and Mattie Washburn and Ainsley and Wylder Harold; mother-in-law, Margie Puckett; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and June Puckett; nieces, Bernardine Previtte and husband, Mike and Sandra LaFoye Charles; nephew, Dennis Puckett and wife, Kristin; great niece, Kenzie Puckett and great nephews, Chris Previtte and Dylan Puckett.

The family request that memorial contributions be made to Greenville First Wesleyan Church, 4131 Charles Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858 or Covington Wesleyan Church, 3218 Vance Street Ext., Reidsville, NC 27320.

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A candle was lit in memory of Joyner Washburn

Bill Apple Mar 22 2022 1:20 AM

Joyner was a cousin-in-law of Pucketts for so long that he became just a cousin. We knew that when the family gathered he would be there bringing his smile and hugs with him. His passing reflects a loss for our generation as well because he was one of the thousands who attended Woodstock. We talked just a couple of years ago about how his youthful adventure had ironically become a research paper interview on musical history for a teenager he knew. When a man passes, the library of his knowledge and experiences passed with him. Joyner is missed today and every day from this day forward. Cissy Murphy

Cecelia Murphy Feb 3 2021 1:54 PM

Sending prayers and love and the gratefulness I feel for having known you.

Trisha Parsons Jan 29 2021 1:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joyner Washburn

Trisha Parsons Jan 29 2021 1:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joyner Washburn

Gerdia Keesee Jan 28 2021 6:51 PM

We love you Donna and we are praying for you ! Joyner always had good things to say to Ivan and Frank!

Sandra and Frank Thompson Jan 27 2021 10:07 PM

Donna, the service was a wonderful home going for Joyner. Everything reflected the love for Joyner the love Joyner had for you and most especially how much Joyner loved the Lord. Rachel Wall

Rachel Wall Jan 27 2021 6:53 PM

Rest In Peace Joyner. See ya soon.

Libby Clark Jan 27 2021 5:16 PM

Donna and family. This is Alma. It has taken me a few days to get my thoughts together. I didnt talk to Joyner that often, but when I did I could always count on Sugar, Darling and Honey. He always loved me as I loved him. When my brother died ( his cousin) he spoke at his funeral. He called me for several days after that to make sure I was okay. The last time I talked to him was when Aunt Kitty died. He was in the hospital. The last thing he said was I love you Sugar . He was a true Washburn male of our generation!!! Loving!!!! Please have peace knowing that he loved his Lord and his family. My love to all!!:heart:

Alma Washburn Jan 26 2021 3:43 PM

Donna - I am so sorry for your loss but rejoice in Heaven's gain! Many precious memories of my friend and partner on the sound board for all those years together at church. May God bless his memory and comfort you and the family during this difficult time until we join company with him again around God's throne. Mark, Kathryn, Jonathan & Jay

Mark Davis Jan 25 2021 4:18 PM

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