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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Tuesday July 13th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Lawsonville Baptist Church
Wednesday July 14th, 2021

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Orene Joyce Potter

Orene Joyce Potter, 88, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Gibson House/Hospice of Rockingham County.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM at Lawsonville Road Baptist Church Cemetery on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 with Dr. Ron Tuck officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Tuesday evening July 13, 2021 at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Orene was born in Rockingham County to the late Henry and Mozelle Shaffer Joyce and was a retiree of Burlington Mills for over 47 years. She was the best cook in town and loved her family especially her great great grandchildren , Willow and Levi. She was a longtime member of Lawsonville Road Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and with her sisters, Betty and Emma Jane who were known as “The Joyce Sisters”. She was also preceded in death by her son, P.D. Pruitt; sisters, Emma Jane Isley and Laura “Tootsie” Patterson and brother, William “Crip’ Thomas Joyce.

Survivors are her husband, Robert “R .C.” Potter; daughter, Janice Paschal and husband, Glenn; son, Jeffrey Pruitt and wife, Kristy; stepdaughter, Penny Stanfield and husband Mark; grandchildren, Millie, Casey, Austin and Colby ; step grandchildren, Emily and Amelia; seven great grandchildren; one step great grandchild; seven great great grandchildren; sister, Betty Stallings; brothers, Calvin Joyce and wife, Ruby and Robert Joyce and wife, Janet and many special friends and wonderful neighbors.

Memorial contributions may be to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375

Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Orene Potter

Bernard & Linda Williams Andrews Jul 12 2021 1:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Orene Potter

Ruth Setliff Scott Jul 12 2021 8:40 AM

Condolences to family and friend's, May God comfort you during your time of grief...Patti and Tommy Patterson

Patti Patterson Jul 12 2021 7:39 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. She was a special person.

Jason & Tammy Ward Jul 12 2021 7:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Orene Potter

Alex,Kim & Cody Wall Jul 12 2021 6:20 AM

Janice my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family :pray:. Debbie Alcorn

Debbie Alcorn Jul 11 2021 5:52 PM

She was a sweet person. She will be missed. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers

Joyce Roach Jul 11 2021 5:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Orene Potter

Diane vernon Jul 11 2021 4:59 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Tammy Harbour Quick Jul 11 2021 3:42 PM

Orene was one of the Sweetest most giving people I have met. She showed Gods love to all. I learned the art of canning food from her. We will miss her greatly, but know that she is in Gods arms. Rest well Orene, till we meet again in Heaven. Charmaine and Fred Neal

Charmaine Neal Jul 11 2021 2:49 PM