Derby, VA – Joyce Ann Honaker Smith, 66, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at her home. She was born in McDowell County, WV, but she lived most of her life in the Derby community. She loved to bowl at a young age. Joyce was of the Baptist faith and dedicated her life to caring for her family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Milton J. Honaker; her mother, Sallie (Tripplett) Ramey, and four brothers.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Randall Lee Smith; her children, Novenia Elizabeth Hook (John) of Jonesborough, TN and Randall Lee Smith, Jr. (Bernice) of Surgoinsville, TN; her siblings, Jean Honaker Darnell of Kingsport, TN, James Ramey (Renee) of Derby, VA and Joe Honaker (Pat) of Kissimmee, FL; her grandchildren, Brie Hook and Elizabeth Gentry; her great-grandchildren, Benjamin Brodie, Evie Brodie, Trey Gentry and Britteny Gentry; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, “Thor.”
The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave. W., Big Stone Gap, VA. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm in the chapel with Pastor Rick Phillips officiating. Graveside services will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, VA. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Joyce Smith.
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618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219